Meet: Nittany Lion Challenge 

Location: State College, Pa.

Results:  Nittany Lion Challenge

The Short Story: VCU's Men's Track & Field team opened their 2020 Indoor season at the Nittany Lion Challenge on Saturday.

How It Happened 

  • Sophomore Jaekob Vollbrecht placed fourth in the shot put with a toss of 17.10m. Juniors Ebenezer Belayneh and Glen Yancey earned personal bests in this event
  • Junior thrower Will Schwartz finished third in the weight throw with a personal best of 18.83m. Vollbrecht (sixth place) and Belayneh (eighth place) also had strong showings in this event, posting PR throws
  • Freshman Christian DuBois placed fifth in the high jump, while Sophomore Mykalee Atkins finished right behind DuBois, both recorded personal bests
  • Senior Bashir Idris recorded a sixth-place finish in the long jump
  • Sophomores Emmanuel Waller and Daiqwaun Faircloth earned sixth and seventh place finishes in the 60-meter hurdles
  • Jonathan Mitchell and Noah Hackerson completed the 200-meter run with respective personal records of 22.16 and 22.59
  • In their first meet as Rams, Jared Knight and Corey Bannister both recorded PRs in the 600m
  • Senior distance runner Lucas Sidle secured a personal record in the mile
  • Hackerson, Waller, Mitchell and Chukwuezugo Aguolu earned a sixth place finish in the 4x400-meter relay

What's Next

The Rams will compete in the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. on Friday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan. 18.