Men's outdoor track & field selected fourth in preseason poll

Men's outdoor track & field selected fourth in preseason poll

Andrew Woodley, Sports Information Director

GREENVILLE, Pa. (March 9) - The Bethany College men's outdoor track & field team was tabbed to finish fourth this season according to the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Preseason Coaches Poll released Friday morning by the league office.

Defending outdoor-champion Geneva, who recently earned the indoor title last month, was picked to win the PAC Championships. The outdoor championships will be hosted by Westminster at Burry Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday, April 25-26. Washington & Jefferson and Thomas More rounded out the top-three in the poll.

In addition to the preseason poll, the league released its annual "Athletes to Watch" list, which included recent U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Indoor All-Region selections Marshall Murray (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills) and Baboucar Sallah-Mohammed (Arlington, Va./Fishburne Military). Senior thrower Jordan Hunkins (Zanesville, Ohio/West Muskingum) and senior hurdler Ed Maxwell (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) were also named to the list.

The Bison will begin their outdoor season next week when they head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to compete in the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational hosted by Coastal Carolina. The two-day event will begin on Friday, March 16.


2018 PAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Preseason Coaches' Poll
School (first-place votes) Points 2017 PAC Championships finish
1. Geneva (9) 98 1st (of 10), 145.50 points
2. W&J (1) 87 6th (of 10), 61 points
3. Thomas More 84 2nd (of 10), 116 points
4. Bethany 67 3rd (of 10), 110 points
5. Grove City 57 4th (of 10), 97 points
6. Waynesburg 48 8th (of 10), 42 points
7. Westminster 38 5th (of 10), 87.50 points
8. Saint Vincent 31 7th (of 10), 48 points
9. Thiel 30 9th (of 10), 29 points
10. Chatham 10 10th (of 10), 4 points