PRINCETON, N.J. – The Hawks turned in nine IC4A-qualifying times at the unscored Larry Ellis Invitational, held at Princeton University’s Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon, which was shortened to a one-day competition (Friday was scratched) due to weather. 

Junior Trae’ Robinson placed 10th in a field of 36 in the 400m (49.15, IC4A) while senior captain Rory Houston (1:52.31 PR) and junior John Walker (1:53.49) went 16th and 27th in an 800m field of 59 for a pair of IC4A-qualifying performances. 

Five Hawks qualified out of the 1500m as junior Zach Michon (3:46.28), graduate student captain Collin Crilly (3:52.13 PR), senior Will Sponaugle (3:54.99 PR), and sophomore Matthew Scarpill (3:56.45) went ninth, 24th, 37th, and 43rd, respectively, and redshirt freshman George Steinhoff added a collegiate-best time of 3:55.25 out of a different 1500m section. 

Robinson, freshman Michael Welde, junior captain Justin Moscoe, and freshman Michael Szwed crossed the 4x400m relay in 3:15.18 for third out of 12 squads, and IC4A qualification.

Also of note, freshman Aidan Sauer clocked in with an 800m time of 1:54.50 to just miss IC4A qualification by half of a second while fellow rookie Kyle Magee ran a 400m hurdles PR of 55.14. 

CHESTER, Pa. – Senior high jumper Markell Lodge took home a team-high seven points to lead the Saint Joseph’s men’s track and field squad to a 16th-place team finish in a field of 28 squads at the Widener Invitational, held at Widener University’s Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium on Saturday. The Hawks totaled 20 points for the meet, which was shortened to just Saturday competition (Friday was scratched) due to weather. 

Lodge hit a high jump mark of 6’ 4 3/4” to tie for second in a field of 18 and to earn seven points for the Crimson and Gray.

Senior John Podles added six points with a fourth-place finish out of the 3000m steeplechase (9:53.90) while rookie Ben Bunch turned in three points with a sixth-place finish (in a field of 111 runners) out of the 1500m (4:00.83 PR).

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Saint Joseph's returns to action at the Penn Relays this upcoming Friday, April 26 through Saturday, April 27 at the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field. The Hawks will also race the Carol and John Covert Classic at Lehigh University's Goodman Track and Field Complex in Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday, April 27.

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