Case Wins Decathlon, Mustangs Second After Day Two at MAC Championship

Case Wins Decathlon, Mustangs Second After Day Two at MAC Championship

CHESTER, Pa. - Sophomore Ritchie Case of the Stevenson men's outdoor track and field team took gold in the decathlon for the second straight year at the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship Friday at Widener's Quick Stadium. As a team the Mustangs sit second with 46.5 points.

Case compiled a career-best 6,014 points to outdistance Azel Foster of Eastern by 31 points.  On Friday he took first in the discus with a mark of 34.08 meters, nearly three meters better than second place.  Case also finished third in the javelin with a throw of 39.52 meters.

Case also qualified for Saturday's 400-meter final, finishing third in the preliminaries with a time of 49.96 seconds.

Sophomore Clement Onyebadi captured bronze in the high jump with a 1.87-meter leap, while also earning fifth place in the long jump with a 6.51-meter effort. 

Junior Nikita Kulick took second place in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a personal-best time of 9:29.98.

The Mustangs had the quarter of seniors Kendall Belser, Morgan Cheatham and Malcolm Hayward and sophomore Dereck Davis all qualify for the finals in the 100 and 200-meter dashes.  In the 100, Stevenson had the top three spots with Davis (10.84), Belser (10.93) and Hayward (10.94) each earning a spot.  Cheatham is seeded seventh after a time of 11.15 seconds.

Belser was the top qualifier in the 200 with a 21.85-second effort, followed by Davis (22.17). Hayward qualified fourth at 22.53, while Cheatham turned in a 22.64-second mark to sit sixth.  All four teamed to qualify first in the 4x100 relay (41.90 seconds).

Junior Iddriss Iddriss reached the 800-meter final after registering the sixth-best time in the prelims (1:55.93). 

The third and final day of the MAC Championship begins at noon Saturday.