(Collegeville, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's track & field team is currently fourth in the team standings after the second day of competition at the Centennial Conference Outdoor Championships.
The Red Devils had a strong finish to the day, winning the 4x800 relay with a time of 7:50.99. Senior Billy Dougherty (Mt. Lebanon, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) ran the lead leg with junior Eric Herrmann (Saint James, N.Y./Smithtown) on the anchor. Thomas Riordan (Campbell, S.C./Landrum) and Bryce Descavish (Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria) ran the middle legs.
Riordan advanced to the finals of the 400 meters with the second-best time of the day at 51.11 and Herrmann ran to fourth to qualify for Sunday in the 800 meters.
Senior Matt Persick (West Chester, Pa./West Chester Henderson) had a top 10 showing, placing ninth in the 3000-meter steeplechase.
First-year Garrett Randall (Gwynn Oak, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) qualified for the finals of the 100 and 200-meter dash, coming in sixth and seventh, respectively, in the prelims. Michael Murphy (West Pittston, Pa./Wyoming Area) just missed the cut, placing ninth in the 200.
The Red Devils trail third-place Swarthmore by 10 points (54-44) while Johns Hopkins holds the top spot over Haverford (95-66). Competition concludes with the final events on Sunday.