Cal U competes at William & Mary, Bethany


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Gabe Rees has qualified for the PSAC Championships with his 3,000-meter steeplecase run of 9:55:.68.

Matthew Kifer, Sports Information

The Vulcans competed at both the Bethany Invitational and the 51st-annual Colonial Relays hosted by William & Mary over the weekend, reaching a combined eight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)-qualifying marks.

At William & Mary, the California University of Pennsylvania men’s track & field team qualified three new entries for the league championships and three additional entries improved their PSAC-qualifying marks. Junior Francis Jajua (Levittown, Pa./Pennsbury) qualified for the league event in the 100-meter dash after posting a time of 11.00 seconds, while also crossing the finish line in 22.25 seconds in the 200-meter dash, which improved his season-best time by over three-tenths of a second. Classmate Joe Vedilago (Lebanon, Pa./Northern Lebanon) also set a season-best time in the 200 meters while in Virginia, registering a time of 22.30 seconds.

Senior Morgan Huegel (Cranberry, Pa./Cranberry) reached the league-qualifying standard in the 800-meter run while posting a time of 1 minute, 56.42 seconds in his outdoor debut. Junior Gabe Rees (Shinglehouse, Pa./Oswayo Valley) qualified for the PSAC Championships over the weekend after registering a time of 9:55.68 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Junior Anderson Novalin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti/William Penn (Pa.)) improved his league-qualifying mark in the shot put and placed ninth overall (championship university flight) with a heave of 15.55 meters (51-0.25 feet), while also finishing in fourth place in the discus throw (university flight) with a distance of 39.81 meters (130-7.00 feet).

At Bethany, senior Andy Tuzikow (Butler, Pa./Knoch) won the hammer throw with a heave of 41.75 meters (137-0.0 feet) and also recorded a pair of runner-up finishes. He placed second overall in the discus throw with a distance of 40.17 meters (131-9.0 feet) and also finished second in the shot put with a mark of 13.36 meters (43-10.0 feet).

The Vulcans return to action at the Western Pennsylvania Challenge hosted by IUP on April 10.