Presidents’ Indoor Track & Field Opens Season In Morgantown
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Washington & Jefferson College senior Taylor Hockman (Martinsburg, W.Va./Hedgesville) won the long jump title to highlight the Presidents at the indoor track & field season-opening WVU Holiday Classic hosted by the Mountaineers Saturday afternoon. The meet was unscored.
Hockman produced W&J’s lone win at the meet which included teams from all three NCAA divisions. He posted a top leap of 6.62 meters to win the title.
Hockman also helped the 4x400 meter relay team to a fourth-place finish (3:47.39). Seniors Bryant Wang (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury), Greg French (Buffalo, N.Y./Williamsville East) and Adam Toomey (Youngwood, Pa./Hempfield) joined Hockman on the relay.
On the women’s side, sophomore Cheyenne Mangold (Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas/Texas Military Institute) led the Presidents by claiming second place in the 200 meters (28.32) and third place in the 500 meters (1:21.94).
Senior Taylor Thompson (Greensburg, Pa./Latrobe) also grabbed third place in the triple jump with a top mark of 9.71 meters.
Toomey also placed seventh in the 800 meters (2:13.21), while senior Alexander Halferty (Latrobe, Pa./Latrobe) was seventh in the high jump (1.80 meters).