(Baltimore, Md.)- The Dickinson men's track & field team placed sixth in the team standings at the 2017 Centennial Conference Outdoor Championships. The Red Devils made strong move on Sunday, moving as high as third with some great individual performances.
Senior Mason Hepner (Mount Joy, Pa./Manheim Central) claimed the gold medal in the 1500 meters, crossing the line in 3:56.44. Sophomore Eric Herrmann (Saint James, N.Y./Smithtown) was just shy of bronze, placing fourth with a mark of 4:00.51.
Hepner also earned bronze, running to third in the 800 meters, posting a time of 1:55.59.
First-year Bryce Descavish (Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria) clocked a time of 15:27.97 to finish third in the 5000 meters.
Sophomore Marcus Robinson (Bowie, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) put up a time of 11.40 in the 100 meter dash, scoring with an eighth place finish. He anchored the 4x100 relay to seventh, joining brothers Ryan Murphy (West Pittston, Pa./Wyoming Area) and Michael Murphy (West Pittston, Pa./Wyoming Area), and sophomore Matthew Trang (Altadena, Calif./John Marshall Fundamental) for a time of 45.19.
Trang, Herrmann and Hepner joined lead off runner Billy Dougherty (Mt. Lebanon, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) in the 4x400 relay to post a time of 3:29.66, placing eighth.
Sophomore Brock Hartman (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) had a top-10 showing in the shot put, taking the ninth spot with his best throw of the season at 12.93 meters (42'-5.25").
First-year Aboody Rumman (Bahria Town Rawalpindi, Pakistan) was eighth in the triple jump, covering a distance of 11.73 (38"-6').
Johns Hopkins claimed the team title with 269.5 points with second place Haverford scoring 132.5. Swarthmore edged Muhlenberg, 91-90, to capture the third spot. The Red Devils were just five points back of fourth-place Franklin & Marshall.
The Red Devils will compete again next Monday, traveling to the Swarthmore Final Qualifier. Competition is set to begin at 5:00 pm.