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Greyhounds Win Four Events at West Chester Golden Ram Invitational to Begin Outdoor Season

Freshman Taylor Porter McPherson runs in the sprints during the Lehigh University Fast Times Before Finals at Rauch Fieldhouse.
Freshman Taylor Porter McPherson runs in the sprints during the Lehigh University Fast Times Before Finals at Rauch Fieldhouse.

WEST CHESTER, Pa. --- The Moravian College men's track & field teams opened its 2019 outdoor season at the non-scoring West Chester University Golden Ram Invitational Saturday with four event wins.

Senior John Spirk won the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.51 seconds, and he ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400-relay that won in 3:31.30 with junior Evan Lutz, sophomore Sean McFarland and freshman Taylor Porter McPherson. Junior Greg Jaindl captured the 800-meter run in a time of 1:56.40 while sophomore Shane Mastro won the shot put with a toss of 14.45 meters (47-5).

Spirk also placed fourth in the 400-meter dash in 51.16 seconds while Porter McPherson finished third in the 200-meter dash in a time of 23.40 with senior Brian Stock in seventh in 23.93 seconds and Lutz in ninth at 24.09 seconds. Stock was also sixth in the 100-meter dash in 11.67 seconds while senior Woodrow Battle finished fourth in the 110-meter high hurdles in 18.01 seconds.

Junior Justin Beasley-Turner placed sixth in the 400-meter dash in 51.97 seconds while Lutz was seventh at 52.70 seconds, sophomore Peter Gingrich  finished eighth in 52.81 seconds and McFarland placed tenth in a time of 53.31 seconds. Freshman Shane Houghton finished third in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:15.50 while freshman Dominic DeRafelo placed fifth in the 800-meter run at 2:03.52 with senior Aaron Hofmann in sixth in 2:03.74 and junior Gavin Kemery in ninth at 2:05.53.

Freshman Max Schuman was the runner-up in the pole vault at a height of 3.55 meters (11-7.75) while sophomore John Stires was tied for third at 3.25 meters (10-8). Stock placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 5.88 meters (19-3.25) while Schuman was eighth at 5.77 meters (18-11.25) and senior Da'Juon Hibbert placed ninth at 5.56 meters (18-3).

Junior Ryan Harper finished third in the hammer throw with a toss of 46.52 meters (152-7) while senior Hunter Gibson took fifth at 40.47 meters (132-9) and freshman Cole Dobyns finished tenth at 28.93 meters (94-11). Senior Jon Anthony placed fourth in the discus with a mark of 40.13 meters (131-8) while senior Tyler Bergsma took eighth at 34.27 meters (112-5) and junior Nick Cregar was ninth at 32.74 meters (107-5). Bergsma also finished seventh in the shot put at 12.02 meters (39-5.25).

The Hounds are slated to return to action on Saturday, March 30 in the Lafayette College 7-Way Meet.