NEW ORLEANS – The Stevenson University men's indoor track and field team moved into the top spot in this week's USTFCCCA Division III Mideast Region rankings released on Tuesday evening. The Mustangs, with 282.93 points, overtook Johns Hopkins, who sits at 278.82 points. It marks the first time that Stevenson has been ranked first in the region.
The Mustangs posted a total of five regionally-ranked marks at last weekend's Bison Open hosted by Bucknell University. Leading the way was the 4x400 relay team of Kendall Belser, Matt Riggins, Iddriss Iddriss and Vladhimir Theophile. The quartet set a school record and posted the top time in the region at 3:21.65, converted from 3:24.86 due to track size.
Freshman Ritchie Case posted the third-best point total in the heptathlon in the region at the meet as he finished with 4,438 points. Belser laid down a converted time of 50.58 seconds to notch the region's seventh-best mark in the 400-meter dash, while Theophile sits eighth in the event with a 50.66 second mark. Finally, Langston Gash registered a converted time of 8:33.90 in the 3000-meter run, good for the region's eighth-fastest time.
The Mustangs return to action Saturday when they travel to Susquehanna University for the Susquehanna Challenge.