Kings Point, NY – The USMMA track & field program completed day one of the 2014 Landmark Conference Outdoor Championships with nine points on the men's side and are in fourth-place. Mark Shelley (Landisburg, PA) supplied the top USMMA performance on the day by earning bronze in the pole vault. Shelley cleared 3.35 meters to take third-place and give the Mariners six points.
Pete Tolles (Clontarf, MN) scored the Mariners first points of the meet with a seventh-place finish in the javelin. The sophomore posted a mark of 43.60 meters as USMMA sat in fourth-place after the first three events. Giovanni Sessoms (Alpharetta, GA) captured eighth-place in the men's hammer throw with a mark of 36.28 meters.
Mickel McGann (Ocala, FL) was the Mariners top qualifier for tomorrow's finals as he will enter the 100-meter dash final seeded second. The sophomore sprinter won his heat on Saturday with a time of 11.04 seconds. Thomas Routt (Elliott City, MD) posted a time of 51.77 seconds in the 400-meter dash as the senior will be the third-seed in Sunday's race for gold.
Daniel Wolfer (Hebron, KY) just missed scoring points for the Mariners in the 1,500 meter run as he took ninth with a time of 4:15.15.
On the women's side, Mary Zehnder (Carle Place, NY) also placed ninth in the 1,500-meter run as she crossed the tape in 5:18.86.