Men’s Track & Field Opens Season at ERAU Indoor/Outdoor Challenge

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The Embry-Riddle men’s track & field team opened the 2015 indoor season by hosting the ERAU Indoor-Outdoor Challenge on Saturday.

The Eagles recorded five first-place finishes and a slurry of personal bests and top-five marks.

Daniel Cashdollar took first-place in the pole vault with a personal-best 4.40m. Matt Contreras was second in the event, clearing 3.65m.

Maurice Cullum won of the weight throw event with a personal-best toss of 14.39m Zack Farner (13.43m), Brodie Lubelski (13.02m) and Michael Haynes (12.74m) each took third, fourth and fifth in the event, respectively.

The Eagles faired well in the other throwing events as well. Lubelski took second in the shot put with a 12.98m effort. Farner (12.81m), Luis Rivera (12.77m) and Cullum (12.68m) rounded out the top-five. Rivera threw the discus 40.48m for first place and Haynes and Lubelski took fourth and fifth in the event with throws of 38.38m and 35.39m.

Newcomer Kenneth Shrimpton placed fifth in the 200m dash recording a time of 23.41.

Lonnie Marks took fourth in the 400m run, crossing the line in 51.66.

In the 600m run, Joe Fuller came in second place with a time of 1:25.29 and Robert Davis finished behind him in third at 1:29.05.

James Fell finished first in the 800m run, finishing in 2:00.13. He also recorded a personal-best in the 5,000m, timing in at 16:15.16.

Matt Graves was the top-finisher in the 5,000m with a time of 15:20.66. Andrew Carpenter was third in the event crossing the line in 15:40.63 while Noah Kemp finished fourth in 15:55.16.

Carpenter recorded two other top-five finishes in the 1,000m and the mile, recording times of 2:34.11 in the 1,000m and 4:38.02 for a mile.

Ryan Larson was fourth in the mile with a time of 4:39.55. Calahan Warren and Jamin Mays also had top-five finishes in the 1,000m. Warren was third, crossing the line in 2:35.97 while Mays was fifth (2:38.14).

The Eagles had a few top-finishes in the field events as well. Steva Wijaysinha was fifth in the high jump at 1.78m. In the long jump, James Bullock was second (6.74m) and Richard Maku was third with a leap of 6.69m.

Embry-Riddle returns to action next Sunday to compete in the Privateer Invitational hosted by the University of New Orleans in Birmingham, Ala.