Field Events Shine for Men's Track and Field at Spartan Twilight
May 1, 2015
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque men's track and field team received a boost after field event specialists DuVaun Goodlow, Alex Link, Mario-John Otchere and Kebba Bojang each won their respective events in the last meet, the Spartan Twilight, before the Iowa Conference Championships.
No team scores were kept, but the Spartans challenged competitors from fellow Iowa Conference schools, Loras, Buena Vista, Simpson, and Coe.
DuVaun Goodlow took home his second high jump victory of the outdoor season after jumping 2.06m/6’9”, beating his previous outdoor personal best by 1”. His new mark now leads the conference by 1.5" heading into next week.
The fab freshman, Alex Link, brought home his second discus win of the year after launching a 44.57m/146'3" toss. His effort now ranks second in the IIAC and sits third all-time in UD history.
Mario-John Otchere set a personal record in the hammer throw after tossing a 49.69m/163'0" for his first win outdoors. The sophomore now sits third in the conference. Otchere has set a personal record by at least four feet in his last three meets.
Kebba Bojang, the IIAC's triple jump leader at 47'2.5", needed only a 13.91m/45'7.75" effort to take home the victory. It gave Bojang his third triple jump victory of the outdoor season.
On the running side, Deshond Robinson took home the 200m title after running a 22.58. The freshman won his first 200m of the outdoor season and is currently sitting fifth in the Iowa Conference.
The 4x100m relay squad of Reggie Cole, Colby Rattenborg, Hurshel Ross III, and Jacob Mentzer placed second with a time of 45.34.
Freshman Colby Rattenborg placed third in the long jump with a leap of 6.75m/22’1.75” for his third, Top-3 long jump finish during the outdoor season. The freshman broke his previous best by 1” and is fifth-place overall in the conference.
Dylan Draeger placed third in the shot put after tossing an outdoor personal record of 12.68m/41’7.25”.
Reggie Cole finished third in the 100m with a time of 11.30 followed by Marcus Weathers in fourth (11.46). Senior Kyle Williams added a sixth place finish in 11.68.
The Spartans will have a few days off before competing at the Iowa Conference outdoor championships hosted by Simpson College next Thursday through Saturday.