Men's Track and Field Team Competes at Susquehanna Classic

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - The Bridgewater Eagles men's track and field team turned in a number of solid performances on Friday evening as it took part in the Susquehanna Classic.

Freshman Pete Monteleone was outstanding for the Eagles in the first meet of the 2013 portion of the schedule. Monteleone finished in third place in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 11 and ¾ inches. Junior Stefan Vessels also competed for the Eagles in the event and finished in eighth place, clearing a distance of 19 feet, 11 inches.

Vessels followed up his performance in the long jump with a strong effort in the triple jump. The junior reached a distance of 41 feet, 11 and ½ half inches in his first jump of the evening to finish in fourth place in the event.

In the 60 meter hurdles, junior Ben Martindell paced the Eagles. Martindell crossed the line in a time of 9.18 seconds, good enough for eighth place.

Bridgewater took home the top spot in the distance medley relay. The quartet of Nevin Heckman, Keith Thomas, Sam Gunther and Luke Sohl finished with a winning time of 10:34.47.

Monteleone paced the way for Bridgewater in the 60 meter dash. The freshman crossed the finish line in a time of 7.31 seconds to finish in eighth place.

Junior Dave Duncan kept things rolling for the Eagles in the 400 meter dash. Duncan finished in 13th place overall with a time of 55.20 seconds. Martindell finished right behind Duncan after winning his heat. The junior crossed the line in a time of 56.03 seconds. 

Sohl was the top collegiate performer in the 3,000 meter run. The sophomore crossed the line in a time of 9:09.59 to finish in second place, after winning his individual heat. Thomas finished in fifth place in the event, crossing the line in a time of 9:12.70.

In the 4x400 meter relay, the Eagles were the top team, taking home first place in the event. The group of Gunther, Heckman, Monteleone and Tim Wisniewski crossed the line in a time of 3:31.53.

Senior Colby Shiver paced the way for the Eagles in the shot put with a 17th place showing. Shiver attained a distance of 40 feet, four inches. 

Sophomore Ronnie Mongold was Bridgewater's top finisher in the 200 meter dash. Mongold finished with a time of 25.33 seconds, good enough for 20th place. 

The Eagles are back in action on Saturday when they complete the weekend with a trip to Blacksburg for the Hokie Invitational.