Men's Track starts off on the right foot at Bow-Tie Classic

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Ursinus College men's track and field team got off to a fast start on Saturday in the Bow-Tie Track and Field Classic, winning the meet with a total score of 111 points, more than 40 points ahead of second place Gwynedd-Mercy.

Jordan Grannum took home a first-place finish as he won the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.19, while Sam Stortz won the 5k run with a mark of 16:22.87.

In the sprints, Grannum was fifth in the 55 meter dash, crossing the line with a time of 6.72.

In the distance events, Brendan Gifford was third in the 800 meter run at 2:03.03, followed by senior Jeremy Garavel in sixth place at 2:04.76. Garavel would finish second in the mile run at 4:37.55. In the 5k, Jatin Narang was third at 16:29.82, followed by Mark Gapinski in fourth place at 16:54.96.

In the hurdles, Dean Scott was second with a time of 8.73, followed by Chris Flood in fifth place at 8.92.

In the relays, the team of Grannum, Lance Jones, Ian Wiggins and Paul Luchon was second in the 4x2 with a time of 1:36.44, with the same team finishing fourth in the 4x4 relay at 3:36.89. The 4x8 relay saw the team of Gifford, Garavel, Tyler Gofus and Ben Mosher finish third with a mark of 8:32.62.

Turning to the field events, Charles Prete was third in the long jump at 5.98 meters, followed by Wiggins in fifth place at 5.66 meters.

Andrew Carr was second in the shot put at 13.37 meters.