GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. – The Ursinus College men's track and field team returned to action at the Gwynedd Mercy Mid-Week Twilight Invitational on Wednesday, posting a number of strong performances across a variety of events.
Freshman Andre Kelly easily surpassed his former personal record to place fifth in the 800-meter run, where he clocked a 2:00.26 to move into the top 20 in the conference. Classmate James McDaid was just off his personal best at 2:02.04 in a race won by former Ursinus star Andrew Mackin '16.
The Bears accounted for six of the top 20 finishers in the 5000-meter run, led by junior Joseph Iuliucci's 15:40.63, which trimmed more than 17 seconds off his previous collegiate best. That earned him a fourth-place showing, two spots behind assistant coach Tyler Melius' 15:17.68.
Junior Mitchell Kelly just missed his personal record in the 400-meter hurdles, where his time of 59.10 placed him fifth overall; he also resides in that spot on the conference performance list. Freshman Brody Johnson logged a 1:04.81 to finish ninth.
Junior Jequan Mitchell finished ninth in the 400-meter dash with a mark of 52.42, a season low.
Junior Adam Myers was runner-up in the shot put with a toss of 44-6.25 that ranks him fifth in the CC, and freshman Carlo Telesco unleashed a personal-best 41-5.75 to move into the top 10 in the conference and finish fourth overall. Myers was 16th in the hammer throw (89-6).
Freshman Austin Bittenbender vaulted into the conference's top five with a 159-9.00 in the javelin.
The Bears travel to Bethlehem for Moravian's Greyhound Invitational on Saturday, April 15.