Ware and Przyocki Earn Provisional PSAC Standard

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 11:09 PM
Ware and Przyocki Earn Provisional PSAC Standard by Mike Lantinen
Brady Deaner captured his first collegiate win on Saturday at the Dave Labor Invitational, hosted by Slippery Rock.

On a cold and windy day, the Edinboro track and field team traveled to neighboring Slippery Rock for the Dave Labor Invitational.

But despite that weather, the team had much to accomplish, with many athletes continuing their season, looking to find themselves with a bid into the PSAC conference meet.

Leading the way for the Scots was freshman Brady Deaner. He would take home the only victory on the men’s side and captured his first collegiate victory while competing in the 1,500 meter run. Deaner would finish in 4:14.71, followed by junior Jon Gusew in sixth place with a final time of 4:18.46.

“I’m really starting to buy into higher mileage and the intensity of the college level workouts, and I hope it pays off when PSACs roll around,” Deaner said.

Deaner elaborated on some of those specific workouts.

“Last week we had a 6x1000 workout at vo2 max (high intensity training); that was a tough one.

“We’ve also done 8x400 meter repeats that have to be sub 60 (under a minute) and those workouts have definitely pushed me to new levels,” Deaner said.

On the women’s side, Sadira Brown mimicked Deaner, placing first in the long jump. Closely missing her own personal best achieved at the 49’er classic, Brown would jump for 10.95 meters. She is currently ranked seventh overall amongst PSAC competitors with her performance earlier this season. Following her performance in the discus throw, Neely Parsons hit the qualifying mark for the conference meet. Spinning her way to 35.57 meters, Parsons, a freshman, joins her fellow classmate Gabby Schultz, who remains at the top of the conference in the shot put after another week of competition.

On the home stretch of the track, Hilari Norris and Terionna Ware would compete in their respective events. Norris, in the 100 hurdles, would place second overall, narrowly missing first by eight hundredths of a second. Ware raced the 100 meter dash, crossing in 12.77 seconds and placing fifth on a blustery day at the Rock.

For the men, six top five finishes were picked up as two came from sprinter Kyle Galyk, Marion Pleasant graduate (same school to produce Edinboro alumni Trevor and Cody Harris). Galyk, a wide receiver for the football team, has taken the track season by storm, ranking in the top ten for the PSAC in the 100. While at the Dave Labor Invitational, he would place third in the 100 and fourth in the 200.

The development of freshman decathlete Matt Przybocki continues to go as planned as he placed third in the high jump, reaching a height of 1.85 meters. He would meet the PSAC provisional standard.

McDowell alumni, Anthony Nelson, continued his last track season competing in four events, one of which was a second place finish by the Edinboro 4x100 relay team. Nelson has grown accustomed to the system Head Coach Anne Carlson runs. Every weekday consists of different regimens and Nelson must train his body to be prepared for multiple events.

“I try to lift heavy, but for fewer repetitions, and also try to work on explosiveness like jumping squats or jumping lunges.”

As well as individual training, Nelson has to find time for meet preparation. “We usually spend Fridays doing general preparation for the meet, so I’ll try to get a few block starts in before we practice handoffs for the 4 by 100,” he said.

Mike Lantinen is a Staff Writer for The Spectator.

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