College Track and Field
at Moravian's Greyhound Invitational-Day One
at Princeton’s Larry Ellis Invitational-Day One
BETHETHEM, Pa./PRINCETON. N.J.--The Rider University men’s and women’s track and field teams are competing at both the Greyhound Invitational hosted by Moravian College and Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational Friday and Saturday.
After day one at the Greyhound Invitatinial for the Rider men, junior George Osti (Union) was sixth in the javelin throw, reaching (35.52m). Osti also reached 49.24m in the hammer throw.
For the Rider women, sophomore Sydney Grimes (West Orange) threw 36.05m in the hammer throw, freshman Andrea McKenna (Parlin/St. John Vianney) reached 30.40m in the javelin throw and freshman Aspen Weber (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) threw 34.11m in the javelin.
Final places in the competition will be announced after the competition concludes on Saturday.
For the Rider men, sophomore George Solujich (East Windsor/Notre Dame) was 13th in the discuss throw (44.92m).
For the Ride women, junior Treasure Burke (Pennsauken/Basking Ridge) was 15th in the hammer throw (48.75m).
“Tonight was a night where our performances were just average. We were hoping for a big bump with some athletes and we just didn’t get that tonight,” head coach Bob Hamer said about the Princeton meet.
Also for the Rider men, freshman Charles Wilks (Secane, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara) was 15th in the discuss throw (43.52m), sophomore Dylan Hallahan (Wrightstown/Northern Burlington) was 26th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:28.77) and senior Greg Wesh (Hatboro, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) was 38th in the 800-meter run (1:54.46).
Also for the Rider women, Sophomore Emily Ritter (Millsboro, Del./Sussex Tech.) was 19th in the 1500-meter run (4:33.64) and senior Megan Elgin (Doylestown, Pa/Central Bucks East) was 39th in the 5,000-meter run (17:41.83).
“We come to a meet like this (Princeton) and you hope that a few of the athletes will have a 'holy cow' performance and, we didn’t get that tonight. We’ll continue to work hard and we’re ready for a better day tomorrow,” Hamer said, “Our training and preparation is good so hopefully we’ll put it together over the next few weeks," Hamer added.
Competition will continue Saturday morning at both invitationals.