Merli Paces Men’s Track & Field at Moravian Invitational

Mark Merli led Scranton by finishing 13th in the long jump on Saturday at the Moravian Indoor Invitational.
Mark Merli led Scranton by finishing 13th in the long jump on Saturday at the Moravian Indoor Invitational.
Mark Merli

 

Results

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The University of Scranton men's track & field team returned to action for the first time in 2019 on Saturday at the Moravian College Indoor Invitational held at Lehigh University's Rauch Fieldhouse.

Senior Mark Merli (Peckville, Pa./Valley View) led the Royals by finishing 13th in the long jump competition with a leap of 6.29 meters.

Juniors Keyser Leepier (Scranton, Pa./Scranton) and Maxwell Greene (Brewster, N.Y./Brewster) also recorded top-25 finishes for the Royals.  Leepier placed 25th in the 60 meter dash, clocking a time of 7.52 seconds, while Greene took 25th in the 3,000 meter run by crossing the stripe in 9:40.05.

Senior Connor Sharp (Gaithersburg, Md./Gonzaga College H.S.) also earned a top-30 result on the day, taking 26th place in the 200 meter dash with a mark of 24.63.

The Royals had two other competitors finish in the top-35 of their respective events as senior Andrew Charway (Irvington, N.J./Christ the King Prep) claimed 32nd place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 56.17 seconds while freshman Alexander Schwabe (Doylestown, Pa./Archbishop Wood) took 33rd place in the 60 meter dash by posting a mark of 7.69 seconds.

Scranton will return to action next Saturday at the Susquehanna University Challenge starting at 9:30 a.m. in Selinsgrove, Pa.

--ROYALS--