Everett, Komolafe Capture Top Honors at Susquehanna Indoor Meet
SELINSGROVE, Pa.--Senior sprint captain Ola Komolafe won one event, finished fourth in another, anchored a sixth place finishing relay to a new school record and participated in another near-school record relay in highlighting the Hood College men's track and field team's participation in the Susquehanna University Invitational held Sunday.
Fifteen colleges and universities participated in the event.
Senior jumps captain Justin Everett won the long Jump and placed fourth in the triple jump. Ably supporting them were a host of first-years and sophomores who contributed to point totals and new school records.
Two-time Capital Athletic Conference champion Chris DiGangi vaulted 13’ 11.25”, a mark that is likely to put him atop the CAC leader-board in the event once again.
The 4 x 200 meter relay team finished sixth, lowering the indoor record to 1:37.84, despite lead-off runner Naseem Zietoon hobbling his last 35 meters with a strained hamstring. Assisting in the effort were Jordan McNeill, George Bucheimer and anchor Komolafe.
Other school indoor records were set by the 4 x 800 meter relay team of first-years Stephen McNamara and Matt Dyjack and sophomores Jordan Acton and Brett Shelley. McNamara came back to lower Blair Ames' indoor mile record and anchored the 4 x 400 relay team, which missed the school indoor record by 0.1 second. Shelley carved nine seconds off his school indoor record in the 5000, running 16:41.32, personal record both indoors and out.
"Overall, not a bad effort," remarked head coach Brent Ayer. "Ola, Justin and Chris are very solid performers who know their crafts and are usually very reliable. I thought Brett did a nice job. He ran most of the way alone and has been under a pretty heavy training load, as has Stephen. They are right where they need to be now. Mid-season transfer George Bucheimer has been a pleasant surprise."
The Blazers travel to Dickinson College Saturday for another indoor meet.