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Gibson places sixth in 800

Gavin Gibson (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Gavin Gibson (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel finishes 7th
What:
Men's outdoor track and field meet
When:
Saturday, Mar. 30
Where: Annapolis, Md. – Navy Spring Meet

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel posted nine ECAC-qualifying marks to lead the way to a seventh-place finish at the Navy Spring Invitational. The Green Terror opened the spring season with 34 points at the 10-team meet that included seven Division I teams.

THE LEADERS
Gavin Gibson (Newark, Del./Sanford) finished sixth in the 800 with a time of 1:56.30 to hit the Centennial Conference (CC) and ECAC qualifying marks.
Josh Sproul (Princess Anne, Md./Washington Academy) was fourth in the high jump, clearing 1.84 meters to hit the CC and ECAC marks.
Billy Emerson (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) hit a pair of conference and ECAC marks, qualifying in the shot put and discus. He placed fifth in the shot put (14.53 meters) and 10th in the discus (45.79).
Patrick Smith (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) was sixth in the long jump with a mark of 6.31 meters to hit both the CC and ECAC standards.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Michael Gallagher (Elko, Nev./Elko) finished ninth in the 400 with a time of 50.64 seconds. The personal-best time also hit the CC and ECAC standards.
Kai Samuels (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) placed 13th in the 800 with a time of 1:59.81. The personal-best time is a conference and ECAC qualifying time.
Nevin Stambaugh (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key) hit the conference and ECAC marks in the long jump with a jump of 6.10 meters. He also hit the conference mark in the 100, placing 22nd (12.17 seconds) as well as the 110 hurdles, placing 11th (16.99).
Sam Welcher (Clonnton, Md./Gwynn Park) finished second in the triple jump, establishing a personal best in his first-ever attempt in competition. He cleared 13.62 meters, which hits the conference standard.
Miky Kisi (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) was 14th in the 400 with a CC-qualifying time of 52.02 seconds. It was a personal-best time.
Alex West (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) hit the conference standard in the 100, finishing 24th (12.31 seconds).
Patrick Smith also hit the conference qualifier in the triple jump, placing fifth (12.59 meters).

THE INSIDE STORY
Stephen Porembski was 30th in the 800 (2:15.47).
Alex West was 14th in the 110 hurdles (19.05 seconds).
• The 4x400-meter relay of Miky Kisi, Kai Samuels, Gavin Gibson and Zachary Stango finished fifth with a time of 3:31.70.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at the Battleground Relays hosted by Mary Washington on Friday and Saturday.