Staten Island, NY – The Sage Colleges' men's track and field team opened the 2018 season on Saturday at the Wagner Invitational, a non-team scored meet.
For Sage's men's team, junior Jarryd Wick (Ayers, MA/E.F. Parker School) was the Gators' top finishers. He finished 26th in the 800 meter run in 2:12.00. He was also 27th in the 1,500 meter run with his time of 5:20.73.
Head Coach Zachary Williams "As a relatively young and inexperienced team, we faced stiff competition from a field that included a handful of distinguished DI teams. However, everyone did everything that was asked of them, and showed the grit and determination that you'd expect from a much more experienced team. I know that all of my runners have much better times in their legs, and my throwers and jumpers have longer distances in them. Today, as our first competition of the season, was mostly a rust-buster, and I think we'll see those better performances in the meets to come."
Williams added, "Our best performer for the day was freshman, Ellis Richardson. He won his heats, and is already knocking on the doors of several school records. His talent is phenomenal and I'm excited to see where he goes from here."
Rookie Ellis Richardson (Hudson, NY/Hudson) added a 26th place finish in the 400 meter run in 55.12.
Next up for the team, they will compete on April 14 at the Mt. Holyoke College Invitational.
Complete results for the meet can be found at: