Edinboro, Pa. - The Robert Morris men's indoor track
& field team continued its 2011-12 campaign this past weekend by competing
in the Al Hall Freedom Games on the campus of Edinboro University.
The meet was highlighted by a tiro of first-place
finishes. Junior Tyler Morton (Silver
Spring, Md. / Springbrook) took home the gold in the 60-meter hurdles with a
time of 8.51. Sophomore Shane Witmyer
(West Lawn, Pa. / Wilson) placed first in the long jump thanks to a leap of 6.51
meters while junior Brendan Morales(Westminster, Md. / Westminster) won the shot
put event with a throw of 15.40 meters.
In the 60-meter hurdles, Thomas Ireland(Greensboro,
Md. / North Caroline) recorded a top five finish by placing third with a time
of 8.75. In other track events, freshmen
Colby Kutz (Reading, Pa. / Holy Name), Ireland and junior Lance Washington
(East Stroudsburg, Pa. / Stroudsburg) crossed the finish line consecutively in
the 200 meter dash. In the 400 meter
dash, Kutz notched another top-ten finish by placing eighth, just six spots
behind fellow teammateTyler Morton who finished second with a time of
Robert Morris also found success in the field events
on Saturday. Two Colonials finished in
the top ten in the weight throw. Morals
finished sixth with a toss of 13.60 meters while juniorRobert Saltsgiver
(Hermitage, Pa. / Hickory) finished eight thanks to a throw of 12.49 meters.
In the pole vault, sophomore Chantz Wain
(Finleyville, Pa. / Thomas Jefferson) placed sixth with a leap of 3.95 meters. Fellow teammates Lance Washington and Richard
Njenga (Ephrata, Pa. / Ephrata) placed third and fifth, respectively, in the
The Colonial men's track & field team continues
its 2011-12 season this Friday, Jan. 27, by competing in the Penn State
National Open in University Park, Pa.
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