Lewis with another record-breaking performance as Panther 4x100 relay team takes first
DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Freshman Terrell Lewis (Nashua, N.H.) broke yet another school record and the 4x100 meter relay team of junior Isiah Trask (Turner, Maine), freshman Joey Baylus (Loudon, N.H.) and sophomores Derek Davies (Londonderry, N.H.) and Zach Bassett (Pascoag, R.I.) took first place as the Plymouth State University men's outdoor track and field team finished third at the Corsair Classic hosted by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Saturday.
Lewis continued a strong freshman year topping his own previous record, set just last week, in the 110 meter hurdles. His time of 15.11 seconds topped last Saturday's mark by 0.29 seconds and was good enough for a second place overall finish. Lewis also set a personal record in the long jump (6.23 meters, 20' 5.25") and cleared 1.83 meters (6' 0") in the high jump to finish second and third, respectively.
The Panthers' 4x100 relay team posted the top finish, blowing past the second place finisher, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, by more than two seconds. PSU crossed the line in 45.11 seconds, with MMA finishing in 47.41.
PSU finished third among the 13 teams with 89.50 points. Bridgewater State University (195) nipped host UMass Dartmouth (194) for the team title.
The members of the relay team also posted impressive finishes in their individual events. Baylus set personal records to finish third in the long jump (5.94 meters, 19' 6") and fifth in the 200 meters (23.22 seconds), while also placing third in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.88 seconds. Davies took third in the pole vault, clearing 3.65 meters (11' 11.75"), and Bassett rounded out an impressive day for the high hurdlers with a fourth place finish in 16.73 seconds. Lewis, Baylus and Bassett finished second, third and fourth. Not to be outdone, Trask took eighth in the 100 meters (11.65 seconds) and ninth in the 200 meters (24.09 seconds) to cap a solid day.
Freshman Marcus Cryan (Topsfield, Mass.) and junior Chiam Tendler (Manchester, N.H.) ended fourth and fifth in the 5,000 meters with both setting new personal bests. Cryan finished in 16:41.04, with Tendler just behind him at 16:41.84.
Junior Kyle Saunders (Hudson, N.H.) ended up third in the 400 meters with a time of 53.86 seconds, while sophomore Devin Wells (Yreka, Calif.) set a pair of personal records on the day. He ended up fourth in the hammer throw with a toss of 31.75 meters (104' 2") and reached a distance of 27.14 meters (89' 0") in the discus throw.
Other top performances included PR's for senior Kwaku Owusu (Manchester, N.H.) in the 100 meters (12.28 seconds) and 200 meters (24.99 seconds), sophomores Chenet Guerrier (Burlington, Mass.) in the 100 meters (11.92 seconds), Hunter Zabkar (Lee, N.H.) in the 1,500 meters (4:45.58), Leo Shattuck (Grafton, Mass.) in the 200 meters (24.28 seconds) and freshmen Noah Williams (Rochester, N.H.) in the 100 meters (11.95 seconds) and Ryan Latorella (Loudon, N.H.) in the javelin throw (34.21 meters, 112' 3").
A select group of Panthers will compete Friday afternoon (Apr. 13) at the Silfen Invitational at Connecticut College, with the rest of the team in action on Saturday (Apr. 14) for the Penmen Relays at Southern New Hampshire University.
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