Mustangs Win Second-Straight MAC Outdoor Title, Belser Repeats as 100, 200 Meter Champion

Mustangs Win Second-Straight MAC Outdoor Title, Belser Repeats as 100, 200 Meter Champion

CHESTER, Pa. - The Stevenson men's track and field team claimed its second-straight MAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship with a team score of 144.5, which was 25.5 points better than second-place Eastern. Head Coach Dave Berdan won Coach of the Year for the second time this year (2019 MAC Indoor Championships). The Mustangs have won or shared each of the last four conference championships (2018 Indoor, 2018 Outdoor (shared), 2019 Indoor, 2019 Outdoor).

Senior Kendall Belser led the way for the Mustangs on the final day, claiming the 100 and 200 meter dash titles for the second-straight season. Belser clocked a personal-best time in the 100 with a blazing time of 10.68 seconds, which is currently the third-best performance in the Mideast Region. The Mustangs would also take each of the next three spots in the finals. Sophomore Dereck Davis clocked a 10.76 to claim silver, and All-MAC Second Team honors, while senior Malcolm Hayward took the bronze with a 10.98 (Third Team). Senior Morgan Cheatham took fourth with an 11.07.

In the 200 final, Belser turned in a personal-best 21.77 to win his second-straight gold medal in the event. Cheatham and Hayward placed fifth and sixth with times of 22.64 and 22.70.

In the 4x100m relay, Cheatham, Hayward, Belser and Davis set a new school and meet record with a time of 41.50 seconds, besting the previous school record by .07 seconds (2017). That time puts Stevenson at the top of the region and 14th in Divison III. 

Junior Iddriss Iddriss won his second-straight outdoor title in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:53.64. Iddriss would also earn the bronze medal in the 1500, where he clocked a 3:58.12. Senior Langston Gash took a close eighth in the event with a 4:01.37.

Junior Patrick Watson took the 5,000m title and first team honors with a time of 14:49.86. Gash finished sixth with a 15:13.36.

Sophomore Ritchie Case claimed the bronze in the 400m dash with a time 49.08 seconds.

Sophomore Clement Onyebadi finished tied for third in the high jump with a top height of 1.87m. 

Freshman Hayden Otchere claimed eighth place in the triple jump with a hop, skip and jump of 12.94m. 

The Mustangs won a total of six events and claimed 13 All-MAC honors.

Stevenson continues its season at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet on Monday, May 13.