Warriors Track Dominates At Home All-American Meet

Peter Gilroy

Staff Writer

The East Stroudsburg University Men’s Track and Field Team is having a phenomenal outdoor season.

The fantastic indoor season has translated into a record-filled outdoor season.

Among the notable team members is Jonathan Hummel, a senior thrower for the Warriors. He has dominated in all throwing events throughout his standout season.

Finishing with a 168-1 in the javelin, Hummel ranks sixteenth in the PSAC. However, Hummel’s main event is the Hammer. 

The senior threw a 159-9 at West Chester a few weeks ago to help the Warriors take second at the Golden Rams Invitational.

Sophomore Dominic Walton qualified for the NCAA championship meet by throwing a 55- 4 ¾ at the Golden Ram Invitational.

In addition to Walton, fellow sophomore Darnell Randal had an outstanding day at the Millersville meet leaping an outrageous six-feet-five-inches in the high jump.

The team also racked up eleven first place finishes over the weekend at the fourteenth annual All-American Meet.  They swept the competition in the 400-meter hurdle with the top three finishes.

Jalen Bailey, who is only a freshman, ran a personal best of 54:19, placing first.

This result solidified him as one of the top ten hurdlers in East Stroudsburg history. Junior Andrew Schumacher didn’t finish far behind with a 54:56, and senior Mike Matrisciano took third with a time of 55:25.

ESU also swept the 200-meter dash as senior Akeim Thomas won with a 22.13 time, junior Nick Lawrence placed second at 22:26, and freshman Mamadu Bari took third with a 22:35.

All of these sprinters placed themselves on the PSAC qualifiers list.

The 4×100 relay teams took first and second on the day. Both teams ran a sub 43, 42:25 and 42:60 respectfully in the event. As for the 4×400 relay, the Warriors placed first and second as well. The relay for the 4×400 consisted of freshmen Sean Roberts, Bari, Barton, and Bailey winning with a time of 3:18.29 and set the ESU outdoor freshman record in the process.

This great finish was followed by Schumacher, Matrisciano, Thomas, and senior Khai Samuels placed second with a time of 3:21.04. 

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