Lehigh Leads on Both Sides at Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships

PATRIOTLEAGUE.ORG Ray Holmes won the long jump for Bucknell on Saturday.
Ray Holmes won the long jump for Bucknell on Saturday.

Feb. 22, 2014

Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships Central Results

LEWISBURG, Pa. - Lehigh has the lead in both the men and women's competition after the second day of the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships at Gerhard Fieldhouse, but 70% of the final events are still to come as the event closes on Sunday.

The Mountain Hawks have 66 points on the women's side to come in ahead of Boston University (42) and Navy (37). Host Bucknell (25) follows ahead of Army (18), Holy Cross (17), Lafayette (16), Loyola (8), Colgate (3) and American (2).

On the men's side, the Mountain Hawks have 60 points to place ahead of Navy (45.83) and Boston University (38). Bucknell (35), Army (31.33), Lafayette (13), Holy Cross (8.33) and Colgate (2) round out the standings.

Lehigh has won five of the 12 completed events at the championships thus far. After Brooke Astor opened the event by winning her third-straight pentathlon on Friday, four more Mountain Hawks found the winner's circle on Saturday. Lehigh swept the high jumps, with freshman Courtney Avery setting a meet record with a leap of 1.75 meters on the women's side and reigning meet record-holder Adeolu Adesida winning for the second year in a row on the men's side with a jump of 2.09 meters. Tyler Mueller won the men's 5,000-meter run in 14:20.08 to narrowly outdistance teammates Ryan Mahalsky (14:23.69) and Jimmy Miller (14:24.04), while Lehigh's women's 4 X 800 meter relay team of Jessica Kendzor, Ingrid Simon, Victoria Mullane and Amanda Ruschel took first place in 9:04.28.

Boston University had three winners on the day. Two came on the women's side as Hannah Wiley captured the long jump with a mark of 5.87 meters and Michelle Sumner won the 5,000-meter run in 17:03.13, while Reuben Horace won the men's weight throw with a toss of 19.31 meters.



Army's Christopher Kittle won the men's heptathlon with a score of 4,959, more than 300 points ahead of Lafayette's Chris Costello in second place. The Black Knight team of Nathan Fisher, Clyde Wilson, Ian MacPherson and Dylan Chamberlen won the men's 4 X 800m relay.

Two seniors won the remaining events as Bucknell's Ray Holmes placed first in the men's long jump at 7.31 meters and Lafayette's Rachel Pena captured the women's weight throw with a mark of 18.87 meters.

Sunday's action includes finals in 14 different events for both the men and the women. The schedule features pole vault, triple jump and shot put in the field with 11 track finals on each side consisting of the 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 500-meter dash, 800-meter run, 1,000-meter run, mile, 3,000-meter run, 60-meter hurdles, distance medley relay and 4 X 400m relay.

Fans can follow Live Stats on Sunday, with more information available at Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships Central

Standings and All-League recipients through Saturday are included below. First-place finishers earn first-team All-League status, while second-place finishers are named to the second team.

1) Lehigh 66
2) Boston U. 42
3) Navy 37
4) Bucknell 25
5) Army 18
6) Holy Cross 17
7) Lafayette 16
8) Loyola (Md.) 8
9) Colgate 3
10) American 2

Lehigh: Brooke Astor (Pentathlon); Courtney Avery (High Jump); Jessica Kendzor, Ingrid Simon, Victoria Mullane, Amanda Ruschel (4 X 800m relay)

Boston University: Hannah Wiley (long jump); Michelle Sumner (5,000-meter run)

Lafayette: Rachel Pena (weight throw)

Holy Cross: Sarah Dahlstrom (Pentathlon)
Army: Amy Slaughter (Weight Throw)
Lehigh: Brooke Astor (Long Jump)
Navy: Vernoica Ffrench (High Jump)
Loyola: Keira Harrison (5,000-meter run)
Bucknell: Emily Waksmunski, Kylie Pearse, Seline Tan-Torres, Hana Casalnova (4 X 800m relay)

1) Lehigh 60.5 2) Navy 45.83
3) Boston U. 38
4) Bucknell 35
5) Army 31.33
6) Lafayette 13
7) Holy Cross 8.33
8) Colgate 2

Lehigh: Adeolu Adesida (High Jump); Tyler Mueller (5,000-meter run)
Army: Christopher Kittle (Heptathlon); Nathan Fisher, Clyde Wilson, Ian MacPherson, Dylan Chamberlen (4 X 800m relay)
Boston University: Reuben Horace (Weight Throw)
Bucknell: Ray Holmes (Long Jump)

Lehigh: Derek Gaul (Long Jump), Ryan Mahalsky (5,000-meter run)
Lafayette: Chris Costello (Heptathlon)
Boston University: Connor Sullivan (High Jump)
Navy: Zack Duncavage (Weight Throw)
Bucknell: Dennis Logan, Michael Johnson, Alex Jagelsky, John Westwood (4 X 800m relay)