Track and field (M)
HAVERFORD, Pa. – Opening the season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Friday, Temple men's track and field got off to satisfying start to its indoor portion of the schedule. The Owls saw several of its runners take top spots in the evening's events, including Alex McGee's first place finish in the 55 meter run and his third place ranking in the 300 meter dash.
Temple took third place in a very close 4x400 relay, as the 'A' squad, which was comprised of Chris Bradley, McGee, Will Montgomery and Lionel Wilson, completed the relay in 3:27.34 to place behind Saint Joseph's (3:24.93) and Villanova (3:26.34).
Earlier in the evening, Wilson had an impressive performance in the 300 meter dash, taking first place in a time of 35.92.
In the 3000 meter run, Ben Thomas led all Temple runners with the third highest finish overall, as he crossed the finish line in 8:54.30. Temple runners padded the inside of the top 10 for the event, as Matt Kacyon, Phil Fanz andCullen Davis finished within seconds of each other to come fifth, sixth and seventh.
PHILADELPHIA - Senior Bob Keogh has earned a spot in the NCAA Championships hammer throw finals with a seventh place qualifying throw of 205-10 on Friday afternoon at Indiana University. Keogh placed in the top 12, thereby qualifying for the NCAA Championships held at Drake University.
Keogh, a native of Willow Grove, Pa., made the cut of the top 12 athletes with his toss of 205-10. The senior held his own with the likes of Louisiana State's Walter Henning (3rd, 226-08) and Michael Lauro (4th, 217-09), along with Georgia's Justin Welch (5th, 215-06) and Florida's Jeremy Postin (6th, 214-07).
Keogh & Littlepage Post First Place Finishes As Temple Men's Track & Field Competes At Philadelphia Big 5 Meet
PHILADELPHIA - The Temple men's track & field team officially opened the outdoor season as a unit as the Owls competed in the Philadelphia Big 5 Meet, hosted at Penn's Franklin Field on Saturday. Senior Bob Keogh took home first place in the hammer throw, while junior Brian Littlepage won the discus.
Keogh muscled his way to IC4A marks in the hammer throw, launching a toss of 193-09 to take top honors. For Littlepage, first place came with a near IC4A toss of 154-01. Also in the field, senior Chris Durante went 186-06 in the javelin and freshman Carlton Stafford leaped 43-01.75 in the triple jump to both place second.
Junior Travis Mahoney led Temple in the 1500m, placing second with a time of 3:53.94. Senior Eddie Penetar took home third place in the 5000m, crossing the finish in a time of 14:53.56.
KINGSTON, R.I. - After two full days of competing against the conferences best, the Temple men's track & field team finished in fourth place overall at the Atlantic 10 Championships in Kingston, R.I. Senior Emmanual Freeland and junior Tim Malloy took home second place finishes to wrap up competition on day two.
The Owls tied Massachusetts with 87 points, being outplaced by Rhode Island in first (158.50), Charlotte in second (155.50) and Fordham in third (88).
Freeland, Temple's top short sprints competitor, placed second in the 55m dash finals. Posting the fourth fastest qualifying time, Freeland stepped it up on day two with a finals time of 6.42 for second place. He also took thid place in the 200m dash finals, running a time of 22.14. Also in the 200m finals, senior Miles Dryden placed fifth in a time of 22.30.