LANCASTER, Pa. - The Stevenson men's track and field team set two school records and qualified for the ECAC Indoor Championships in several events at the season-opening Diplomat Open, hosted by Franklin and Marshall.
Junior Langston Gash shattered his previous indoor school record in the 5000m run with an ECAC-qualifying time of 15:06.37, which gave him second overall in the event. Sophomore Patrick Watson took seventh in the event with a personal-best time of 15:24.88. With his time, Watson also earned a spot into the ECAC's.
Freshman Maurice Johnson opened up his collegiate career by setting a new school mark in the shot put with a toss of 14.80m, giving him third place and spot into the ECAC's. Johnson would also take fourth in the weight throw with a distance of 13.91, which gave him fourth place. Senior Curtis McInnis tossed a 13.61 to take sixth, while junior Forrest Allen had a personal-best throw of 13.30 to finish seventh.
Sophomore Aaron Holliday took first place in the 60m dash with a time of 7.05, while freshman Kendall Belser clocked a 7.10 to take second. Freshman Dereck Davis crossed the line in 7.11 to finish fourth. With their times, Holliday, Belser and Davis each earned a spot into the ECAC Indoor Championship.
Theophile and Dodson would also finish third and eighth in the 400 with times of 52.51 and 53.29, respectively. Dodson would take sixth in the 800 with 2:03.72.
Sophomore Iddriss Iddriss ran a 9:33.61 in the 3000m run to take 11th overall.
The Mustangs return to action after the winter break when they compete in the Coach I Open, hosted by Franklin and Marshall, on Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 am.