Red Devils Win Fourth Straight 4x800 Relay

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(Allentown, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's track & field team moved into fourth place at the 2019 Centennial Conference Outdoor Championships on Saturday at Muhlenberg College.

The Red Devils closed out the afternoon with a fourth straight first-place finish in the 4x800 relay. Junior Thomas Riordan (Campbell, S.C./Landrum) ran the lead with senior Eric Herrmann (Saint James, N.Y./Smithtown) on the anchor leg. In the middle, senior Will Chandler (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) and junior Bryce Descavish (Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria) ran second and third, respectively.

First-year Ben Brandeis (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) clocked the top time in the 400-meter hurdles to advance to Sunday's final, posting a mark of 56.70.

Classmate Aaron Brick (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) went 22.78 to qualify for the final in the 200-meter dash, holding the number-three spot. He added a top-20 finish in the 100-meters with a time of 53.65.

The Red Devils had three runners in the top 20 of the 3000-meter steeplechase with first-year Christopher Scharf (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown) leading the way with a fifth-place finish in 9:47.10. First-year Jacob Doherty-Munro (Hudson, Mass./Hudson) was ninth with a time of 10:04.58 and Reuben Winston (Potomac, Md./Charles E. Smith) came across 14th with a mark of 11:03.89.

Brock Hartman (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) threw the discus 37.11 meters to capture seventh in the event.

First-year Titus Clark (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) claimed points in the long jump, placing eighth with a distance of 6.42 meters. He added a top-20 finish in the 100-meters as well.

The Red Devils did not qualify for the finals in 100-meters but had five runners in the top-20. Michael Murphy (West Pittston, Pa./Wyoming Area) and Garrett Randall (Gwynn Oak, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) clocked times of 11.71 and 11.85 while Ryan Murphy (West Pittston, Pa./Wyoming Area) and Ben Sobel (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) went 11.93 and 11.97, respectively.

Johns Hopkins currently leads in the team standings with 68.5 points with Swarthmore holding second with 66 and Haverford third with 51.5. The Red Devils are fourth with 40 after the second day's events.

The Red Devils return to Muhlenberg on Sunday for the final day of competition.