By: Bill Morgal, Sports Information Director
Redshirt-senior posted one of three NCAA-provisional qualifying marks for the Shippensburg University men's indoor track & field team in its 2019-20 season opener on Saturday and also re-wrote his school record in the 300 meters to highlight a nice day for the Raiders at the Bison Opener from Gerhard Fieldhouse on the campus of Bucknell University.
Bowman won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.01 seconds, just .06 seconds off his school record that resulted in All-America honors last season, and also claimed victory in the seldom-run 300 meters with a time of 34.74 seconds. He ran 35.16 seconds last year to originally claim the 300-meter record that had been held by Tim Cusick - now a master-level USA Cycling coach.
The 60-meter hurdles was rather blissful for the Raiders, as redshirt-sophomore made his collegiate debut in the hurdles and finished second to Bowman with a provisional qualifier of 8.17 seconds. Senior took fourth - he ran a lifetime best of 8.42 seconds for a conference qualifier.
Sophomore delivered a NCAA-provisional qualifying time in the 60-meter dash twice - finishing second in 6.85 seconds after running a PR of 6.83 seconds in prelims. Five Raiders met the PSAC mark in the event, including freshman and sophomore each running 6.99 seconds in prelims.
Junior notched a conference qualifier of 7.09 seconds, and freshman did the same with a time of 7.10 seconds.
In total, Shippensburg posted 27 performances on the day that satisfied the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying standard.
Kirk debuted with PSAC qualifiers in three events. In addition to his sub-7.00 60-meter dash, he paced the Raiders in the 200 meters with a time of 22.44 seconds and also posted a fifth-place long jump of 21 feet, 11 ½ inches.
Freshman debuted with a fifth-place time of 51.58 seconds in the 400 meters and ran third in the 200 on a time of 22.61 seconds. Byrd (22.99 seconds) and Oldt (23.13 seconds) also picked up PSAC cuts in the 200.
Six jumpers achieved PSAC qualifiers in their respective events. Redshirt-sophomore and reigning All-American paced the Raiders in both the long jump (22 feet, 3 ¾ inches) and the triple jump (47 feet, 1 inch), placing fourth and second respectively. Freshman also landed PSAC marks in both events with a third-place triple jump of 46 feet, 11 inches and a long jump of 21 feet, 0 ½ inches.
Dorwil added a long jump qualifier to his 60-meter PSAC cut by placing sixth on a top mark of 21 feet, 10 ¾ inches. Junior helped SU go 2-3-4 in the triple jump with a top mark of 46 feet, 10 ¾ inches.
In the high jump, sophomore picked up his conference qualifier with a clearance of 6 feet, 3 ¼ inches that tied for third place.
SU had a total of seven throwing performances (three in shot, four in weight), of which six resulted in PSAC qualifiers. All four weight throwers met the league standard, with senior pacing the group on a third-place heave of 55 feet, 2 ¼ inches. His best shot traveled of 46 feet, 7 ½ inches.
Sophomore had a banner day, posting PRs in both throws. He was seventh in the weight, achieving a top throw of 51 feet, 11 ¾ inches, and led the Raiders in the shot on a seventh-place put of 50 feet, 0 ¾ inches.
Sophomores and also landed personal bests in the weight with respective throws of 47 feet, 11 ¼ inches and 46 feet.
Sophomore and freshman completed the heptathlon Saturday morning, with Reed placing third on a score of 4,275 points and Barnes taking seventh in 3,862 points.
Reed, who improved his personal-best score in the heptathlon by 277 points, ran 9.70 in the 60-meter hurdles and ran 3:05 in the 1,000 meters. Barnes exceled in the 60-meter hurdles with a PSAC-qualifying cut of 8.80 seconds but his score was hurt due to a no-height in the pole vault.
Shippensburg now recesses for more than six weeks before returning to action back at Bucknell on January 25.
2. 6.85 (6.83q) (NCAA 'P')
7. 7.01 (6.99q) (PSAC)
8. 7.05 (6.99q) (PSAC)
2. 22.44 (PSAC)
3. 22.61 (PSAC)
300 (Non-NCAA Event)
5. 51.58 (PSAC)
1. 8.01 (8.12q) (NCAA 'P')
2. 8.17 (8.21q) (NCAA 'P')
4. 8.42 (8.51q) (PSAC)
T3. 6' 3 ¼' (1.91m) (PSAC)
4. 22' 3 ¾' (6.80m) (PSAC)
5. 21' 11 ½' (6.69m) (PSAC)
6. 21' 10 ¾' (6.67m) (PSAC)
21' 0 ½' (6.41m) (PSAC)
20' 10 ½' (6.36m)
20' 6 ½' (6.26m)
2. 47' 1' (14.35m) (PSAC)
3. 46' 11' (14.30m) (PSAC)
4. 46' 10 ¾' (14.29m) (PSAC)
40' 7' (12.37m)
7. 50' 0 ¾' (15.26m) (PSAC)
46' 7 ½' (14.21m) (PSAC)
43' 5' (13.23m)
3. 55' 2 ¼' (16.82m) (PSAC)
7. 51' 11 ¾' (15.84m) (PSAC)
47' 11 ¼' (14.61m) (PSAC)
46' (14.02m) (PSAC)