|Matt Kinback||Andrew Charway||Shane McKeon|
TOWSON, Md. – Sophomore Matt Kinback (Factoryville, Pa./Lackawanna Trail) won the 800 meter run on Sunday to lead The University of Scranton men's track & field team to a tie for fifth place at the Landmark Conference Championships at Goucher. The Royals finished with 45 points in the two-day competition to improve upon last spring's sixth place overall result.
Kinback brought home gold in the 800 meter run by posting a winning time of 1:53.10, setting a new personal record by more than a second.
Senior Andrew Charway (Irvington, N.J./Christ the King Prep) finished second in the 100 meter dash by clocking a new personal record time of 11.18 seconds. He also brought home a third place finish in the 200 meter dash with a mark of 22.80 seconds to cap off an outstanding weekend for the Royals.
Freshman Shane McKeon (Royersford, Pa./Pope John Paul II) took third in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a personal record mark of 9:44.54.
Freshman Brian Madden (Stony Point, N.Y. / North Rockland) set a new personal record in the 400 meter hurdles on Sunday, crossing the finish line in 1:02.32 to place seventh in the race while classmate Phil Cocco (Hughestown, Pa./Pittston Area) brought home a seventh place result in the shot put with a toss of 12.59 meters.
Senior Mark Merli (Peckville, Pa./Valley View) placed eighth in the triple jump with a personal record leap of 12.19 meters.
The Royals placed sixth in the 4x400 meter relay as Baldwin, Madden Charway, and Kinback combined for a time of 3:34.28 on the day.
Scranton will send a group of select competitors to the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet on Monday, May 13 as the Royals make their final bids for spots in the NCAA Championships.