Shuttle Relay Highlights Second Day of Penn Relays

Kyler Martin

Kyler Martin

April 26, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.  – Army track and field’s second day of competition at the Penn Relays was marked by controversy as the men’s shuttle hurdles relay squad recorded the fastest collegiate time but was not the event’s winner. The shuttle was one of four relays in action on Day 2 in Philadelphia.

Kyler Martin, Thomas Ryan, Taylor Andrews and James Holland teamed up for the hurdles relay in the Championship of America section. With Army ahead in the race, an official accidentally stepped in front of Andrews, tripping the Army freshman and Army did not finish the race.

After a discussion by the officials, Army was allowed to re-run the race in the Olympic Development division in which the Black Knights recorded a time of 57.72 seconds, besting the time recorded by the top finisher in the Championship of America section. After another decision by officials, both Army and Savannah State (58.07) were awarded recognition.

Army will conclude competition at the Penn Relays on Saturday beginning with the men’s hammer throw at 11 a.m.

Army Results – Day 2 – Penn Relays
Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles – Championship
Kyler Martin – 21 of 50 – 53.43
Chris Smith – 24 of 50 – 53.52
Marcus Phillips – 37 of 50 – 55.19

Men’s 4x100-Meter Relay – College
Patrick Taylor, Jason Wilkes, Brian Cobbs, Michael Hoffman – 40 of 71 – 42.28

Men’s 4x400-Meter Relay – College
Patrick Taylor, Chris Smith, Clyde Wilson, Stevyn Spees – 17 of 67 – 3:11.70

Men’s Distance Medley Relay – College
Nathan Fisher, Jerome Raphael, Mitch Dutton, Kevin Russell – DNF

Men’s Shuttle Hurdles
Kyler Martin, Thomas Ryan, Taylor Andrews, James Holland – 57.72

Men’s Shot Put – Eastern
Scott Geary – 10 of 27 – 15.41m
Shane Jones – 14 of 27 – 15.29m

Men’s Pole Vault – Eastern
Justin Harris – 6 of 15 – 4.75m
Mark Van Benschoten – 10 of 15 – 4.50m

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