Sophomore Daiquain Watson and senior Dylan Latone won events to help the Youngstown State men's track and field take a 19 point lead over Oakland following day one of the Horizon League Championships from the WATTS.
Watson won his second consecutive Horizon League long jump title after jumping 7.15m on his final attempt of the afternoon. Watson becomes the first Penguin in program history to win the event multiple times.
Latone also won his second consecutive Horizon League pole vault title after clearing 4.75m on his first attempt of the afternoon. Latone becomes the first pole vaulter in YSU program history to win event multiple times. Jett Murphy was the runner-up after clearing a personal-best mark of 4.65m.
Senior Chad Zallow dominated the preliminaries today after posting the top-times in the 60m dash, 60m hurdles, and 200m dash. In the 60m dash, Zallow blazed to a Horizon League meet record after finishing with a time of 6.72 seconds. In the 60m hurdles, Zallow posted a time of 7.67 seconds, and in the 200m dash he had the top qualifying time at 21.59 seconds.
Senior Alan Burns turned in a outstanding performance in the 5,000m after placing second with a time of 15:00.47.
Following Zallow in the 60m dash was Josh Beaumont, Brendon Lucas, and Jamynk Jackson who all qualified for tomorrow's finals. Lucas, Jackson and Beaumont also posted top qualifying times in the 200m dash to secure a spot in tomorrow's finals.
Collin Harden, Cody Sikora and Pierlus Stewart each qualified for tomorrow's 400m dash final. Harden posted the second fastest preliminary time after finishing in 49.52 seconds.
Sean Peterson and Cole Lovett will both race in tomorrow's 800m final after finishing with a pair of top eight qualifying times! Peterson will have a shot to defend his Horizon League title after finishing with the second fastest time of 1:56.05.