COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The Bridgewater Eagles men's track and field team turned in a solid effort on Friday evening as it took part in the Ursinus Collegiate Invitational.
Senior Eugene Cummings paced two Eagles in the top 15 in the 60 meter dash. Cummings crossed the line in a time of 7.37 seconds which was good enough to place the senior in 13th place while junior John Lezcano finished in 15th place with a time of 7.40 seconds.
In the 200 meter dash, freshman Pete Monteleone was Bridgewater's top competitor. Monteleone finished with a time of 23.42 seconds which was good enough for ninth place in the event.
The Eagles went 5-6 in the 400 meter dash with freshman Sam Gunther pacing the way. Gunther crossed the line in a time of 52.21 seconds to edge out Monteleone who finished close behind with a 52.78 second performance.
Senior Tim Wisniewski was the top Division III performer in the 800 meter run. Wisniewski was edged out at the end by .01 seconds as he took home the runner-up spot with a time of 2:00.76.
Bridgewater dominated the mile run, placing seven runners in the top ten including the top three performances. Senior Ryan Speray was victorious in the event in a time of 4:29.24, while freshman Nevin Heckman took home the runner-up spot with a time of 4:32.92. Heckman rounded out the top three with a 4:34.83 finish.
Junior Daryus Beale cracked the top five in the 60 meter hurdles to lead the way for the Eagles in the event. Beale finished in fifth place with a time of 8.75 seconds. Fellow junior Ben Martindell finished in the seventh place in the race in a time of 8.84 seconds.
Freshman Jairus Akanni finished in a tie for the top spot but took home the runner-up spot due to the tiebreaker. Akanni reached a height of 6 feet, 2 inches and was the top non-Divison I finisher in the field.
Cummings was Bridgewater's top performer in the long jump, turning in a fourth place finish. The senior reached a distance of 20 feet, 6 ½ inches.
Freshman Terrence Chambers finished in fifth place in the triple jump with a leap of 36 feet, 4 ¼ inches.
Finally, senior Jacob Kroko was Bridgewater's top performer in the shot put, finishing in third place in the event. Kroko turned in a toss of 44 feet, 7 ½ inches.
Bridgewater is back in action on Saturday, February 16 when it travels to Susquehanna for its final tune up before the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Indoor Championships. Start time at Susquehanna is set for 10 a.m.