Maragh Breaks School Record in 200-Meter Dash at Coach O Invitational
Troy, AL – The Columbus State University men's track and field team competed in the Coach O Invitational hosted by Troy Saturday. The field was mixed between top Division I and Division II programs. The meet was held at the Jesse H. Colley Track/Soccer Stadium in Troy, Alabama.
Freshman Kris Maragh and junior Jeremy Williams both impressed Saturday in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. In the 100, Maragh finished in 10th place with a time of 10.73 seconds while his teammate was right behind finishing in 11th place with a career best time of 10.74 seconds.
In the 200-meter dash, Maragh won the event while breaking the school record as he finished the race with a time of 21.17 seconds. With that outcome, the freshman lowered his NCAA provisional time and now holds the ninth quickest time in the nation.
Williams also performed well in the 200 crossing the line with a time 21.48 seconds which was good enough for sixth place. Gerald Chichester also had a career best time of 21.89 seconds in the event.
Nathaniel Reeves broke a personal best in the 800-meter run as he finished the event in 17th place with a time of 2:04.11. The freshman also came in seventh in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:08.22.
The 4x100-meter relay team of Chichester, Maragh, Joshua Tolbert and Williams crossed the line in 41.66 seconds which was good enough for third place.
In field events, high jumper Jonathan Jones had a good day as he came in third place in the event. He had a jump of 1.89 meters.
Peter Blickhahn came in ninth place (34.82 meters) in the discus throw.
Columbus State will continue testing themselves against top Division I fields as they travel to Clemson, South Carolina to compete in the Bob Pollack Spring Invitational on Saturday, May 5.