Case Leads Decathlon, Watson Takes Second in 10,000 on Day One of MAC Championships

Case Leads Decathlon, Watson Takes Second in 10,000 on Day One of MAC Championships

CHESTER, Pa. - The defending MAC Outdoor Track and Field Co-Champion Stevenson men's track and field team turned in several impressive performances on the first day of the MAC Outdoor Championships, hosted by Widener. 

Sophomore Ritchie Case currently leads the decathlon after five of 10 events, which includes three first-place finishes. Case, who is looking for his second-straight conference title in the event, turned in a personal-best time of 11.28 seconds in the 100m dash to take first overall. Case would also win the shot put (10.53 meters) and the 400m dash (50.26 seconds).  Case also placed second in the high jump (1.80 meters) and third in the long jump (6.41m). 

Sophomore Patrick Watson clocked a 31:26.16 in the 10,000m run to take second place, while senior Brett Olin just missed out on the podium with a time of 33:26.13 (ninth place). 

In the 4x800m relay, senior Langston Gash, sophomore Sean Dodson, freshman Elijah Smith and junior Iddriss Iddriss finished with a combined time of 7:50.39 to take fourth overall in the event. 

Senior Forrest Allen placed sixth overall in the hammer throw with a distance of 43.92 meters. 

After the first day of competition, the Mustangs sit in fourth place with 16 points. 

The Mustangs continue their MAC title defense on day two of the meet, which takes place on Friday, May 3.