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Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Gibson resets 800 record

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

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Gavin Gibson (Newark, Del./Sanford) reset his program record in the 800 to lead McDaniel at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier in men's outdoor track and field action on Monday.

Scoring:

  • There was no team score.

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

  • Gavin Gibson reset his own program record in the 800 with a time of 1:53.53 to finish 17th in the race. The time currently ranks 44th nationally.

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

  • Gavin Gibson: 800, 1:54.86
  • Ian Armstrong (Tallyville, Del./Brandywine): discus, finishing third with a mark of 44.07 meters
  • Billy Emerson: shot put, finishing third with a mark of 15.48 meters; discus, finishing sixth with a mark of 42.46 meters, His shot put mark is 48th nationally.

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 (1:53.53).
  • Billy Emerson now ranks third all-time in the shot put (15.48 meters).

Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at the ECAC Division III Championship hosted by Johns Hopkins on Wednesday and Thursday.

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