Men's Track and Field: No. 7 Purple Raiders Tune-Up With Eight Victories

AJ Digby (Photo by Jeff Hoedt)
AJ Digby (Photo by Jeff Hoedt)

ALLIANCE, Ohio— Mount Union's men track and field team, ranked No. 7 in the nation, came away with eight first place finishes Saturday at the Raider Tune-Up Invitational in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders had an NCAA provisional from senior AJ Digby (Tontogany / Otsego) in the 400 running a time of 49.35 seconds putting him in seventh overall in Division III. Mount Union also finished second and third in the 400 with freshmen Matt McBride (Conneaut) and Montrell DeVaughn (Canton / McKinley) in 49.90 and 50.71 seconds.

The men picked up another one two three finish in the 500 with freshmen Jacob Moser (Malvern) winning in a time of 1:08.96, Josh Momeyer (Livonia, Mi. / Churchill) second (1:09.34), and senior Michael Chavarria (Canton Oak) third (1:09.45).

The Raiders had one last top three sweep with the 1k. Sophomores Hunter Probert (Gnadenhutten / Indian Valley) and Alex Bryan (Geneva) finished first and second in times of 2:36.08 and 2:36.13 while freshmen Forrest Long (Geneva) picked up the third spot in 2:38.73.

The men picked up two more wins in the track events with senior Mason Plant (Shreve / Triway) winning the 60-meter hurdles in 8.04 and sophomore Dylon Campbell (Cuyahoga Falls) completing the 200 dash in a winning time of 22.71.

Mount Union picked up three wins in the field events with senior Sean Sherman (Franklin Bishop Fenwick) in the shot put (54-feet, 10.25-inches), junior jeremiah Gyulai (Stow) in the weight throw (54-feet, 2-inches), and sophomore Kyle Wolff (Cleveland / Cuyahoga Heights) in the pole vault (14-feet, 10.25-inches).

The Raiders had five more second places in seniors Lucas Cooper (Hanoverton United Local) in the shot put and Max Williams (Cleveland / Lakewood St. Edwards) in the weight throw, junior Evan Hershberger (Dalton) in high jump, sophomore Logan Brown (Springfield Northeastern) in the 5k and freshman Brad Yates (Twinsburg) in PoleVault

Mount Union travels to Marietta, Ohio next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and 29 to compete at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships.