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Men Pursue Eighth Indoor Horizon League Title, Seventh Consecutive – Youngstown State Athletics

The Youngstown State men’s track and field team looks to capture its seventh-consecutive indoor league title and eighth overall at the 2022 Horizon League Indoor Championships beginning on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Watson and Tressel Training Site.

Last season, the men’s team clinched their sixth straight league title and seventh overall, scoring the second highest point total in program history with 218 points and winning by a 37.5-point differential while winning 10 event titles.

The Penguins return nine event winners from last year’s team in Jakari Lomax (long jump, triple jump), Dominic Perry (shot put), Wyatt Lefker (pole vault), Terron Taylor (high jump), Sean Peterson (800m run, one mile), Chase Easterling (3000m run) and Ryan Meadows (5000m run).

Penguins Competing
Evan Alten (800m, 4x400m), Derek Basinger (mile, 3000m), Samuel Challis (long jump, triple jump), Hunter Christopher (3000m, 5000m), Tyler Clark (mile, 3000m, 5000m), Austin Clay (shot put, weight throw), Ty Coon (Mile, DMR, 3000m), Chase Easterling (3000m, 5000m), Christian Ford (60m, 200m), Zach Gehm (shot put, weight throw), Zach Gray (shot put, weight throw), Brock Grundy (shot put, weight throw), Lonnie Harper (high jump), Tye Hunt (60m, long jump), Coleson Kertesz (shot put), Mikel Lagaras (800m, DMR, 4x400m), Ryan Laird (400m, DMR, 4x400m), Nathan Leskovac (high jump), Luke Laubacher (60m hurdles, long jump), Wyatt Lefker (pole vault), Jakari Lomax (long jump, triple jump), Ryan Meadows (mile, 3000m, 5000m), Grant Moore (high jump), Jett Murphy (pole vault), Elijah Nelson (pole vault), Dominic Perry (shot put, weight throw), Sean Peterson (mile, 800m), Ethan Sparks (mile DMR), Terron Taylor (high jump), Daiquain Watson (long jump, triple jump), Jack Wilcoxson (800m, 4x400m), Anthony Woods (60m, 200m)

Sean Peterson acts as the Horizon League’s lone four-time 800m champion and is the current two-time defending mile champion and will look to add to his already astounding resume entering the meet with the league’s top times in both events – 800m (1:50.68) and mile (4:00.22). Peterson’s mile time leads the conference by nearly a 12-second margin. With a victory in the 800m, Peterson would become the only runner in league history to win the event five times, while also become one of only three athletes to win the mile three times. Peterson is also the reigning Horizon League men’s Athlete of the Year.

First-year Penguin and graduate transfer Anthony Woods leads the YSU efforts in the 60m dash, holding the conference’s top time of 6.63 clocked at the YSU Collegiate Holiday Classic on Dec. 10. A victory in the event would boost the program nine in the last 11 years. Woods (21.57) also owns the second-quickest 200m dash in the league and will compete for a sixth title in the last eight seasons.

Hunter Christopher leads the charge in the 3000m and 5000m races for YSU, owning the fastest time clocked by a Penguin in each event during the season. Christopher leads the rest of the league by nearly five seconds in the 3000m with a time of 8:15.26. With a title, Christopher would notch back-to-back event championships for YSU going back to Ryan Meadows’ win a year ago. Christopher posted the conference’s third-quickest 5000m time of 14:23.98 at the YSU Mid-Major Invitational on Jan. 28. A victory would punch back-to-back league titles in the event for the first time since former-Penguin Eric Rupe accomplished the feat in 2014-15

In the pole vault, Wyatt Lefker goes for his third-straight Horizon League title as he looks to help extend the Penguins win streak in the event to five consecutive years. During the YSU Icebreaker on Dec. 3, Lekfer set …….

Source: https://www.ysusports.com/sports/track/2021-22/releases/20220224mtlo1p

The Youngstown State men’s track and field team looks to capture its seventh-consecutive indoor league title and eighth overall at the 2022 Horizon League Indoor Championships beginning on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Watson and Tressel Training Site.

Last season, the men’s team clinched their sixth straight league title and seventh overall, scoring the second highest point total in program history with 218 points and winning by a 37.5-point differential while winning 10 event titles.

The Penguins return nine event winners from last year’s team in Jakari Lomax (long jump, triple jump), Dominic Perry (shot put), Wyatt Lefker (pole vault), Terron Taylor (high jump), Sean Pete…….

The Youngstown State men’s track and field team looks to capture its seventh-consecutive indoor league title and eighth overall at the 2022 Horizon League Indoor Championships beginning on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Watson and Tressel Training Site.

Last season, the men’s team clinched their sixth straight league title and seventh overall, scoring the second highest point total in program history with 218 points and winning by a 37.5-point differential while winning 10 event titles.

The Penguins return nine event winners from last year’s team in Jakari Lomax (long jump, triple jump), Dominic Perry (shot put), Wyatt Lefker (pole vault), Terron Taylor (high jump), Sean Pete…….

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