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. 

January 18, 2020 ON THE RISE
January 11, 2020 OFF TO THE RACES