March 15, 2013

Men's track picks up nine wins at University of the Redlands

Redlands, Calif. -- The Missouri Southern men's track and field team picked up nine event wins and six provisional marks as the Loins opened up the outdoor season at the University of the Redlands Friday. 

Dustin Green had an excellent day as the senior took home the title in the discus and the hammer, while placing third in the shot put. He earned provisionals in each event. In the discus, Green threw a provisional distance of 168 feet, while Nicklas Polizzi placed second at 147-11. In the hammer, Green again hit a provisional with a distance of 180-06, while Polizzi was third. In the shot put, Green was part of a 1-2-3 finish for the Lions as Seth Hackney won the event with a toss of 54-10.25, hitting a provisional mark in the process. Evan Moore had a provisional with a distance of 54-05.25 and finished second, while Green's provisional mark of 52-11.50 was good for third place. 

In other action, Jeff Fraley won the 100m dash in a provisional time of 10.48. Erron Holley was third with a time of 10.79. Anthony Price won the 400m dash with a time of 50.03, while Andrew Webster was second in the 1,500m run with a time of 4:08.40. Jake Benton won the 10k in a time of 32:43.90, while Jayce Thomas was third in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.16. 

The Lions' 4x100m relay team of Holly, Fraley, Clark Tanksley and Price finished just shy of a provisional mark, but won the event in a time of 41.59. Tanksley was first in the high jump with a height of 6-6.00, while Brady Melugin was fourth in the pole vault with a height of 14-6. 

Darion Boure picked up the win in the long jump with a distance of 23-2.50, while Tanksley, Thomas and Dominique Jenkins placed 3-4-5 in the event. Zach Williams was eighth in the javelin with a distance of 149-05. 

The Lions will not waste any time as the team will be at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas today competing in the UNLV Invite. Results and a story for that event will be available on Sunday morning.