Red Devils Post Top Marks on Friday Night

Photo by Andrew Gibelius
Photo by Andrew Gibelius

(Lancaster, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's indoor track & field team ran well at the Mini Dip Invitational at Franklin & Marshall on Friday night.

Senior Eric Herrmann (Saint James, N.Y./Smithtown) broke from the pack and had a strong showing at the Penn State National Open, placing fifth in the 5000-meters. Herrmann was the top Division III runner, clocking a time of 14:35.29.

At F&M the Red Devils turned in a dominant performance in the 3000-meters, placing six runners in the top ten. Senior Duncan Hopkins (Lancaster, Pa./JP McCaskey) crossed the line first with a time of 8:56.46 while junior Bryce Descavish (Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria) was third.

Senior Francisco Villarreal (Carson, Calif./Carson) had a toss of 13.01 meters place third in the weight throw and added a top 10 showing in the shot put. Brock Hartman (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) placed second in the shot put.

Will Chandler (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) captured bronze in the mile with a time of 4:34.43 and finished seventh in the 800-meters in 2:04.44.

First-year Ben Brandeis (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) ran to third in the 500-meters with a mark of 1:10.62. Classmate Titus Clark (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) cleared a height of 1.75 meters to place fourth in the high jump while Aaron Brick (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) crossed the line seventh in the 400 meters.

Junior Adam Gamber (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield) claimed second in the pole vault at a height of 4.25 meters while sophomore Chris Harrison (Easton, Md./Easton) added a top ten finish in the 60-meter hurdles.

Juniors Michael Murphy (West Pittston, Pa./Wyoming Area) and Ryan Murphy (West Pittston, Pa./Wyoming Area) had solid performances in the 60-meters dash, clocking times of 7.77 and 7.92 seconds, respectively.

The 4x200 relay of Brandeis, Christian Moran, Kacper Rzempoluch and Garrett Randall finished in third place, and the 4x400 relay containing Brick, Chandler, Brandeis snd Thomas Riordan placed 5th.

The Red Devils travel to the Big Apple next weekend, competing in the New York Armory at the NYU Invitational on Friday.