Owls & Highlanders Open 2019 #ASUNTF Men's Indoor Seasons

Owls & Highlanders Open 2019 #ASUNTF Men's Indoor Seasons

ATLANTA, Ga. - Kennesaw State and NJIT kicked off the 2019 slate of the ASUN Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field season over the weekend as both sides saw several top performances posted. 

At the ETSU Invitational, Kennesaw State came away with two event victories and 11 top-three performances as the Owls enter the 2019 Indoor Track & Field season as the seven-time defending conference champions. Tyler Blalock and Chuck McConville went 1-2 in the shot put with Blalock's top toss of 15.80 edging out his teammate by .13m. In the long jump, Paris Williams registered a top distance of 7.24m, .34m further than second place to take the event win. Cameron Bolden took second in the 200-meter dash with his time of 21.82, Paris Williams added second in the 60-meter hurdles (7.92). The Owls added two top-three showings in the triple jump with Tariq Bradford (14.58m; 2nd) and Karl Joeaar (14.38m; 3rd).

NJIT faced off in two meets with the Ramapo Season Opener and Spartan Regional Invitation, Nasiem Chandler claimed the NJIT indoor long jump record with a distance of 7.38m, while Kwaku Amponsah took sixth with a distance of 6.84m and registered a third-place finish in the 60-meter dash (7.05). Senior Ryan Budhu captured the men's 500 meter run, clocking in with the second fastest individual time at NJIT. Mike Russell clocked in with a time of 4:32.50 in the men's mile while Ortega and Gavin Camby took sixth and ninth respectively in the men's 800 run. In the pole vault, senior Calvin Gould placed third with a height of 4.40m (14-05.25), while junior Issa Feknous finished in the top 10 with a height of 3.80m (12-05.50) for the Highlanders.

ASUN's Weekly Top Performers
Event Men's 
 60m Kawku Amponsah, NJIT (7.05)
 200m Cameron Bolden, Kennesaw State (21.82)
 400m  Kameron Davis, Kennesaw State (51.45)
Matthew Bacchi, NJIT (51.45)
 800m Alex Ortega, NJIT (1:59.67)
 Mile Mekhi Williams, Kennesaw State (4:28.58)
 3000m Chase Kennedy, Kennesaw State (8:45.64)
 5000m --
 60 Hurdles Paris Williams, Kennesaw State (7.92)
 4x400m Kennesaw State (3:19.41)
 4000m DMR NJIT (10:47.80)
 High Jump CJ Jordan, Kennesaw State (1.95m)
 Pole Vault Calvin Gould, NJIT (4.40m)
 Long Jump Paris Williams, Kennesaw State (7.24m)
 Triple Jump  Tariq Bradford, Kennesaw State (14.58m)
 Shot Put Tyler Blalock, Kennesaw State (15.80m)
 Weight Throw  Tyler Blalock, Kennesaw State (15.17m)