Number of strong performances highlight CUA's day in Virginia

Number of strong performances highlight CUA's day in Virginia

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The CUA men’s track and field team had a strong showing at the Bridgewater Invitational on Saturday.  Matt Zemba had an impressive first place performance in the 400 meters, crossing in 49.91 seconds, while Mike Puskar took the title in the 3000 in a time of 9:30.19.

Joining Zemba in the 400 was Joe Funk, who posted a time of 56.48 seconds, good for seventh place.

In the 800 meters George Brewer crossed in 2:02.96, which was good for fifth place, while Michael Kennedy came in eighth place with a time of 2:11.09.  Nick Pavia (10), Alex DaPonte (11), Kyle McKenna (12) and Ryan Anderson (13) also competed in the event.

Chris Derks placed sixth in the 1500 with a time of 4:42.45 with DaPonte (7) and McKenna (9) close behind, while in the 5000, Kian Olia was third (17:19.09) and Joe Kenny fifth (18:45.79).

Shawn Brubaker finished fifth in the discus with a throw of 30.84 meters and second in the hammer (35.88 meters), while Zemba notched an eighth place finish in the javelin (36.11 meters).

On Saturday, April 2 CUA will head to Pennsylvania where the Cardinals will compete at the York Invitational.  Start time is 9 a.m.