Dukes In Fourth After Day One of A-10 Championships
May 3, 2003
Richmond, Virginia - Duquesne University's men's outdoor track and field team, which put points on the scoreboard in all but one event in which they competed, are in fourth place among eight teams after the first day of the Atlantic 10 Championships on Saturday at Sports Backers Stadium in the city of Richmond.
The Dukes won three medals on Saturday: two by sophomore Chuck Mohan (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) and the other on a Duquesne record high jump by junior dual-sport star Yardon Brantley (Reading, PA / Reading Central Catholic).
Mohan placed second in the hammer throw with a toss of 47.56 meters, 156 feet even. His discuss throw of 47.55 meters, which also was marked at 156 feet, was good for third place. The sophomore added 14 points to the Dukes' day one total of 35.00.
Brantley, who was named to the 2002 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Football League All-Conference Second Team as a wide receiver, hit a high jump of 1.92 meters -- six feet, three and a half inches. He broke the previous school mark of 6 feet 1 inch set by sophomore Joe Winans (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) in April 2002.
The Dukes, who hold a 20.00 point lead on host Richmond, trail defending champ Rhode Island which is in first place with 113 points, La Salle with 54 points and Massachusetts, which is considering changing their nickname from the Minutemen/women, with 48 points. The Dukes missed gaining points in the standings in the long jump event only as Brantley missed 10th place by 11 inches.
The competition continues Sunday morning at 8:45 a.m. All Atlantic 10 individual champions automatically qualify for NCAA Regional competition, scheduled for May 30-31.
Event Place Athlete Stat PTS
MEN'S TEAM SCORES
1. Rhode Island 113 2. La Salle 54 3. Massachusetts 48 4. Duquesne 35 5. Richmond 15 6. Temple 14 7. Saint Joseph's 13 8. Fordham 4