Lewis sets two facility records, Davies wins pole vault
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Freshman Terrell Lewis (Nashua, N.H.) set two facility records and sophomore Derek Davies (Londonderry, N.H.) was also an individual champion as the Plymouth State University men's outdoor track and field team finished second at the Penmen Relays hosted by Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday.
PSU finished with 112 points to finish behind Colby College (147) in the team standings. NCAA Division II Assumption College (87), Husson University (80) and Nichols College (61) rounded out the top five.
Lewis continued a remarkable freshman campaign finishing first in both the 110 meter hurdles and the high jump while setting facility records in both events. He topped teammate Joey Baylus (Loudon, N.H.) in the 110 meter hurdles 0.26 seconds, finishing in 15.39 seconds, while clearing 1.96 meters (6' 5") in the high jump. Lewis added a fifth place finish in the long jump with a leap of 6.42 meters (21' 0.75").
Davies was the top finisher in the pole vault after clearing 4.25 meters (13' 11.25"). It was his best performance of the season.
Sophomore Zach Bassett (Pascoag, R.I.) and senior Dean Squires Jr. (Derry, N.H.) also had solid performances on the day. Bassett set a new school record in the 400 meter hurdles finishing better than five seconds faster than his previous best time set two weeks ago. Bassett also finished ninth in the 110 meter hurdles in 16.52 seconds.
Squires Jr. also set a new PSU standard by clearing more than 40 meters in the hammer throw. His toss of 40.72 meters (133' 7") was 1.68 meters longer than the previous mark and was good enough for a third place finish. He added a tenth place finish in the javelin throw (44.08 meters, 144' 7"), a personal-best in the discus throw (27.82 meters, 91' 3") and premiered in the shot put with a toss of 10.04 meters (32' 11.25").
In addition to his second place finish in the 110 meter hurdles, Baylus took fourth in the 200 meter dash in 23.53 seconds and set a personal record in the long jump covering 6.38 meters (20' 11.25") to finish sixth.
In his first 800 meter run event of the year, junior Warren Bartlett (Loudon, N.H.) finished second with a time of 2:01.02. Classmate Evan Dolecki (New Hartford, Conn.) was also solid when debuting in the triple jump. His leap of 13.00 meters (42' 8") was good enough for fourth place on the day. He added a ninth place finish in the long jump covering a season-best 6.09 meters (19' 11.75").
Other top performers included freshman Tim Gray (Derby, Vt.), who premiered in the discus throw (29.92 meters, 98' 2") and javelin throw (33.71 meters, 110' 7") while finishing sixth in the shot put (11.84 meters, 38' 10.25") and hammer throw (34.97 meters, 114' 9"), freshman Austin Reynolds (Old Saybrook, Conn.), who finished sixth in the 400 meter hurdles (1:01.44) and seventh in the triple jump (12.65 meters, 41' 6"), sophomore Noah Byington (Hanscom AFB, Mass.), who took sixth in the 800 meter run (2:03.92), junior Sam Brunnette (Newport Center, Vt.), who debuted in the 400 meter hurdles with a seventh place finish (1:06.76), freshman Dylan Guinard (Penacook, N.H.), who was seventh in the 400 meter dash (53.31 seconds), junior Isiah Trask (Turner, Maine), who was ninth in the 200 meter dash (24.19 seconds), and sophomore Devin Wells (Yreka, Calif.), who ended up ninth in the hammer throw (30.55 meters, 100' 3").
The 4x100 meter relay team of Trask, Baylus, Davies and Lewis matched its season-best time (44.73 seconds) and the 4x800 meter team of Byington, Guinard, freshman Marcus Cryan (Topsfield, Mass.) and junior Kyle Saunders (Hudson, N.H.) finished second in 8:40.69.
The Panthers are back at it next Saturday (Apr. 21) at the Sunshine Classic at Tufts University.
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