SALISBURY, Md. – Mike Felix and Griffin McMann won throwing events and the 4x100-meter relay pulled even further ahead on the Centennial Conference performance list with a sizzling showing at Salisbury's Eastern Shore Challenge.
Freshmen Octavious Carter, Tyler Reilly, and Tyree Williams-Jackson led off for junior Austin Bittenbender to lower their own top mark by almost a half-second and cross the finish line in 42.93 seconds. The mark is .60 seconds off the outdoor program record and a full 1.40 seconds ahead of second-place Swarthmore on the CC performance list.
Freshman Tyler Reilly jumped up to second in the Centennial Conference with a blazing 22.44 in the 200-meter dash, shaving off nearly half a second from his previous best. Reilly placed fifth in the event, with fellow rookie Octavious Carter taking 12th in 23.10.
Freshman Marcos Maciel led a large pack of Bears in the 1500 meters, logging a new PR with a time of 4:07.22. Junior James McDaid was one spot behind in fifth at 4:11.74, while freshman Jesse Wun ran a personal-best 4:19.13 in between sophomore Kyle Berardi (4:17.27) and senior Jonny Cope (4:28.04).
Junior Brody Johnson ran a 12.09 in the 100-meter dash, about a tenth of a second off his personal standard.
In the field, sophomore Griffin McMann won the shot put at 45-10.75 and finished fourth in the discus (123-11).
Sophomore Mike Felix won the javelin at 171-9.00, where Bittenbender registered a new collegiate best (168-11.00) to finish runner-up.
Freshman Nick Galbraith earned new personal bests in both the shot put (40-6.00) and discus (114-0.00), and sophomore George Psaradakis posted one of his own in the hammer (115-8.00), just three inches off the pace set by Galbraith (115-11.00).
Freshman Zach Crebbin was runner-up in the high jump (6-00.75).