May 4, 2014

Goucher Ends Season with Pair of Top Ten Results

KINGS POINT, N.Y. — Goucher wrapped up its season at the 2014 Landmark Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend. The Gophers, who had student-athletes competing in 10 events over the two-day meet, did not register a team score.

Isaac Jennings (Narberth, Pa./Harriton) came closest to getting Goucher on the scoreboard. He completed the 800 meters in 2:01.81, finishing nine-hundredths of a second behind Susquehanna's Sage Weikel, who finished the event in eighth place. Also in the 800 meters, Troy Browne (Springdale, Md./C.H. Flowers) competed in his final individual event for the Gophers. His time of 2:04.04 was good enough for 13th place.

Zachary Byrum (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) raced in three sprint events for Goucher, setting personal best times in two of them. He shaved seven-hundredths of a second off of his previous best in the 400 meter dash, crossing the finish line in 53.56 seconds and placing 10th overall. Byrum also set a new personal mark in the 100 meter dash, placing 11th after recording a time of 11.56 seconds.

Mark Egan (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall), running in the 1,500 meters, took nearly four seconds off a personal best time which had been set two years ago during his freshman season. He finished the race in 4:17.59, which ranked him 11th in the 21-man field.

Today was also the final day of collegiate competition for Hugh Geller (Devens, Mass./Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School). The senior co-captain placed 16th in the 5,000 meters, registering a time of 17:01.43 to end his career as a Gopher.

At the top of the leaderboard, Susquehanna ended Moravian's six-year reign as Landmark champions. The Crusaders totaled 300 points, besting the Greyhounds 13.5 points for their first-ever conference title. Both teams finished well ahead of third-place Juniata, which tallied a total of 90 points.