PSU Men’s Indoor Track & Field opens Branwen Smith-King Invitational

PSU Men’s Indoor Track & Field opens Branwen Smith-King Invitational

 

Lewis premieres in heptathlon, in second place after day one

            MEDFORD, Mass. – Plymouth State University men's indoor track and field sophomore Terrell Lewis (Nashua, N.H.) was impressive on day one of the heptathlon at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational hosted by Tufts University at the Gantcher Center on Friday evening.

            Lewis, making his premiere in the event, sits in second place after the first four events. He has accumulated 2,558 points and trails Troy Colleran of Amherst College by just 186 points through the first day. The final three events take place Saturday (Jan. 26), when the rest of the team joins him for a full day of action.

 

            The Basics:

            Branwen Smith-King Invitational (Heptathlon) – Lewis, 2nd of 13

 

            How it Happened:

            * Lewis opened the heptathlon with the 60-meter dash where he posted the second fastest time, finishing in 7.44 seconds.

            * He added a second place finish in the long jump after covering a season-best 6.37 meters.

            * His shot put throw of 9.75 meters was good enough for fourth among the competition, while he cleared 1.87 meters in the high jump to finish second.

 

            Straight from the Coach's Mouth:

            "Today was a great start for Terrell," said head coach John Ostler. "He's got a lot of work to do tomorrow to get to his goal, but he'll get off to a good start with his best event, hurdles, first."

 

            Up Next:

            * Lewis will compete in the final three events tomorrow; 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and the 1000-meter run.

 

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