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Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Gibson sets 800 record at championship

Gavin Gibson (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Gavin Gibson (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Gavin Gibson (Newark, Del./Sanford) set a record on the track and four other brought home medals to lead McDaniel at the 2018 Centennial Conference (CC) outdoor men's track and field championship on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Scoring:

  • The Green Terror placed sixth with 71 points. Johns Hopkins won the nine-team championship with 217 points, outdistancing Haverford by 77 points.

Precious Medals: The following athletes earned a medal at the championship:

  • Taylor Wagner (Dunkirk, Md./Northern) claimed silver in the discus with a throw of 44.22 meters.
  • Billy Emerson (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) earned bronze in the shot put with a throw of 15.12 meters.
  • Alex Panagakos (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) earned bronze in the 400 with a time of 50.33 seconds. He qualified fourth with a time of 51.33 seconds.
  • Patrick Smith (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) claimed bronze in the triple jump with a mark of 12.89 meters.

Making a Point: The following athletes earned points at the meet:

  • Nevin Stambaugh (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key): 110 hurdles, finishing fourth with a time of 17.13 seconds.
  • Gavin Gibson: 800, finishing fourth with a time of 1:54.86. He qualified fifth with a time of 1:56.54.
  • Caleb White (Glen Burnie, Md./Baltimore City College): decathlon, finishing fourth with a score of 4319 points.
  • Alex West (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run): decathlon, finishing fifth with 4018 points.
  • Ian Armstrong (Tallyville, Del./Brandywine): discus, finishing fifth with a mark of 43.12 meters.
  • Miky Kisi (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley): 400 hurdles, finishing sixth with a time of 58.51 seconds. He qualified eighth with a time of 1:00.46.
  • Taylor Wagner: hammer, finishing seventh with a mark of 37.74 meters; javelin, finishing eighth with a mark of 46.94 meters.
  • Patrick Smith: long jump, finishing seventh with a mark of 6.29 meters.
  • Nathaniel Alston (Catonsville, Md./Benjamin Franklin): 400 hurdles, finishing eighth with a time of 1:03.02. He qualified sixth with a time of 1:00.17; high jump, finishing eighth with a mark of 1.67 meters.
  • Kai Samuels (Pasadena, Md./Northeast): 400, finishing eighth with a time of 52.98 seconds. He qualified sixth with a time of 51.54 seconds.

Record Setter: The following athletes established a new program record at the meet:

  • Gavin Gibson set a new program record in the 800 with a time of 1:54.86.

A New Standard: The following athletes hit ECAC-qualifying marks at the meet:

  • Akex Panagakos: 400, 50.33 seconds
  • Gavin Gibson: 800, 1:54.86
  • Taylor Wagner: discus, 44.22 meters; javelin, 46.94 meters; shot put, 13.65 meters to finish ninth
  • Ian Armstrong: discus, 43.12 meters
  • Billy Emerson: shot put, 15.12 meters; discus, 40.13 meters to finish 11th
  • Patrick Smith: triple jump, 12.89 meters
  • 4x800-meter relay: 8:04.03

Multi-Talented: The following athletes competed in the decathlon:

  • Caleb White placed second in the long jump (5.99 meters) and 1500 (4:59.13) to lead the way to his fourth-place overall finish. His top points came in the 110 hurdles (17.35 seconds, 588 points) and long jump (5.99 meters, 584 points).
  • Alex West placed first in the discus (30.95 meters) and second in the shot put (11.13 meters) to lead the way to his fifth-place overall finish. His top points came in the shot put (11.13 meters, 554 points).

Top 10 Worthy: The following athletes achieved a mark that ranks in the program's all-time top 10:

  • Gavin Gibson now ranks first all-time in the 800 (1:54.86).
  • Taylor Wagner now ranks second all-time in the hammer (37.74 meters).
  • Billy Emerson now ranks third all-time in the shot put (15.12 meters).
  • Alex Panagakos now ranks ninth all-time in the 400 (50.33 seconds).
  • Taylor Wagner now ranks seventh all-time in the discus (44.22 meters).
  • The 4x800-meter relay now ranks eighth (8:04.03).
  • Taylor Wagner now ranks 10th all-time in the javelin (46.94 meters).

Teamwork: The following relays competed at the meet:

The Best of the Rest: The following also competed at the event:

Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier on Monday, May 14.

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