TOWSON, Md. - The Stevenson men's track and field 4x100 relay team of sophomore Aaron Holliday, freshman Dereck Davis, and juniors Matt Riggins and Kendall Belser ran a Mideast Region-best time of 41.96 seconds to place first overall among Division III schools in the event at the Towson Invitational, held at Johnny Unitas Stadium. That time is currently 11th best in all of Division III.
The Mustangs finished 10th overall in the team standings with 29 points amongst a field of 17 schools, which included several from Division I.
In the 4x400, juniors Vladhimir Theophile, Avery Wood, sophomore Iddriss Iddriss and Belser ran a combined time of 3:21.34 to finish first among DIII schools. Their time is currently second-best in the MAC and region behind Widener (3:20.34).
Belser also clocked a personal-best time of 11.00 seconds in the 100 to place third among non-Division I/II athletes in the event. Belser's time is currently second fastest in the MAC. Davis clocked an 11.16, while junior Malcolm Hayward ran an 11.27, which is currently fifth best in the conference.
Freshman Maurice Johnson and senior Curtis McInnis finished fourth and fifth overall in the hammer throw with distances of 43.30 and 42.10 meters. Johnson's throw was a personal best and is currently 13th best in the region. Johnson threw a personal-best distance of 37.38 meters in the discus, while also finishing eighth in the shot put with a 13.10m toss.
Freshman Dimeon Wright jumped an outdoor-personal best in the long jump with a leap of 6.60m, giving him sixth overall in the event. That jump is currently 10th in the region and sixth in the MAC. In the triple jump, Wright placed sixth once again with a hop, skip and jump of 13.47 meters, which earned him a spot into the ECAC Outdoor Championships.
Iddriss ran a personal-best and ECAC qualifying-time of 50.12 in the 400 to finish fifth (non-Division I/II). Iddriss' time is currently third-best in the MAC.
The Mustangs compete next at both the Morgan State Legacy and Widener Invitational on Friday, April 20.