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July 20, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Sports

Men’s track and field: Bombers come out strong in first home meet

The men’s track and field team hosted the Ithaca College/SUNY-Cortland Invitational Tuesday in Cortland, N.Y., almost a month after the meet was postponed from its original date of March 26th because of snow.

The Bombers won two events at the meet, both in field events. Freshman Brendan Wilkins won the high jump when he cleared 1.88 meters and junior Jusan Hamilton won the hammer throw with a throw of 47.27 meters.

Among the Bombers’ best performers of the day was Brian Turnbull, who finished second in the 100-meter dash in 11.94 seconds, third the 200-meter dash in 23.99 seconds and third in the javelin with a throw of 47.99 seconds.

The Bombers also received strong performances from senior Chris Stahlmann, who finished second in the high jump with a jump of 1.83 meters and sophomore Ian Tapler, who finished second in the 400-meter hurdles in 58.54 seconds and third in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.60 seconds. Senior Kevin Hurley also finished third in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:01.69 and sophomore Ian Kelley finished third in the discus with a throw of 40.19 meters.

In relay competition, Turnbull, sophomore Matthew Kastler, sophomore Elrik McCheyne and freshman Nicholas Rojas finished second in the 4×100 meter relay in 48.21 seconds and Hurley, Kastler, Tapler and sophomore Jake Heyman finished second in the 4×400 meter relay in 3:41.80.

The Bombers next compete at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Empire 8 Championships at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y.