Belser Wins 200, Case 400 on Final Day of Curran Invite

Belser Wins 200, Case 400 on Final Day of Curran Invite

CHESTER, Pa. - Senior Kendall Belser took first place in the 200, while sophomore Ritchie Case won the 400 on the second and final day of the Danny Curran Invitational, hosted by Widener. The Mustangs finished second in the team standings with 89 points.

Belser took first overall in the 200 by just .01 seconds with a time of 21.80. Belser's time is currently third in the Mideast region and sixth in Division III. Sophomore Dereck Davis placed fifth among collegiate athletes with a personal-best time of 22.27.

Belser would also place third in the 100m dash with a 10.96.  Seniors Malcolm Hayward and Morgan Cheatham took sixth and seventh with times of 11.15 and 11.16, respectively.

Sophomore Ritchie Case set a new personal record in his 400m dash victory with a time of 48.92 seconds, besting Vincent Delle of Rowan by .07 seconds. Case's time is currently second in the region and tied for 13th in DIII.  

The Mustangs placed second overall in the 4x100m relay, finishing with a combined time of 42.07, which is currently tops in the region. 

Junior Iddriss Iddriss placed fourth in the 800 with a 1:55.15, which is currently third in the region. Iddriss would also place fifth in the 1500 with a 3:59.23, which is good enough for second in the region. 

Junior Nikita Kulick took second in the 3000m Steeplechase with a personal-best time of 9:40.79, which has qualified him for the AARTFC Championships in May.

Senior Forrest Allen set a new school mark in the hammer throw with a toss of 47.31, earning him fifth in the event. 

In the triple jump, senior Steven Sneed had a hop, skip and jump of 13.46m, earning him third overall. Sneed's performance is currently fifth-best in the region. Sophomore Clement Onyebadi and freshman Hayden Otchere took seventh and eighth among DIII athletes with jumps of 6.37 and 6.34m.

The Mustangs compete next at the Oscar Moore Invitational, hosted by Rowan University, on Saturday April 6.