May 15, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
Rock track and field team wins nine PSAC individual titles
The Slippery Rock University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams combined to win nine Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference individual titles during last weekend’s conference championship competition hosted by Millersville University.
The Rock men won six individual championships, while The Rock women claimed three gold medals.
Rock men winning individual championships include:
- Cameron Daugherty, a criminology and criminal justice graduate student from Washington, D.C., who won in the pole vault event for the fourth time in as many tries;
- Kevin Jewel, a senior athletic training major from North Versailles who was a three-time 800-meter champion;
- Jewel also ran a leg of the winning 4x800-meter relay that set a new school record with a time of 7:41.85. He was joined on the relay unit by Tyler Melius, a safety and environmental management major from Revloc, Morgan Elliott, an exercise science major from Erie, and Dalton Zebrak, an exercise science major from Erie;
- Kyle Toms, a geography major from Hagerstown, Md., in shot put;
- Zachary Wisneski, an elementary education major from Derry, in the discus throw; and
- The 4x100-meter relay team of DJ Chisom, an elementary/special education major from Midland, Hans Lubich, a health and physical education major from Jefferson, Mason McLaughlin, an exercise science major from Butler, and Hunter Williams, a geology major from Zelienople. The relay team also set an SRU record with a time of 40.92 seconds.
Rock women winning individual championships include:
- Alexandra Arnold, a health and physical education major from Newburg as a three-time javelin throw winner;
- Stephanie Case, a biology major from Columbiana, Ohio, two-time 10,000-meter run champion; and
- Kaitlyn Clark, a health science-public health major from Shepherdstown, W. Va., as a first-time pole vault champion.
The SRU men finished second to five-time defending champion Shippensburg University in the team standings, while The Rock women placed fourth in the team standings. Shippensburg won the women’s team championship for the fourth consecutive season.
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