April 23, 2012
CHESTER, PA - Victories proved hard to come by as the Blue Jay men's track & field team went up against the likes of Villanova, Penn and LaSalle at last Saturday's Widener Invitational at Chester, PA. There were several personal and seasonal bests, however, and a number of athletes advanced their standings on the conference list.
Andrew Carey and Ben Press went one and two in their heat of the 800 meters, both recording personal bests when Carey ran 1:54.40 with Press just behind in 1:54.53. Carey and Press, a sophomore and a junior, are now within less than one second of the 30-year old school record for the distance and are third and fourth in the conference rankings. Carey was selected as the Male Athlete of the Meet for his performance on Saturday.
Collin Rozanski and Rob Martin ran 400 meters in 50.28 and 50.53, respectively, to move to fourth and sixth in the conference. These two teamed with Carey and Press to win their section of the 4 X 400 meter relay in 3:23.22, good preparation for this week's Penn Relays event where all will be fresh and ready for a very good time in that annual classic meet.
This week, the men and women 4 X 400 meter relays will each run in the Penn Relays and then the bulk of the team will compete at the Shippensburg Invitational on Saturday against many conference rivals as the season winds to an end with the Centennial Conference Championships the following weekend.