POMONA, N.J. – The Philadelphia University men's track team started its 2016 season with a 14th place finish in the Stockton Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Stockton University.
The Rams scored points in four events to complete the day with a team score of 17.5. The host Ospreys won the day with 159.33 points and The College of New Jersey took second with a score of 108.
In the first meet of his collegiate career, Dominic Rodriguez (Pennsauken, N.J./Pennsauken) brought home points in two events. In the 200-meter dash, Rodriguez won his heat with a time of 23.21 seconds to finish fourth overall in the event and score five points. He would add another 3.5 points to the Rams total as he completed the 100-meter dash in 11.27 seconds and finish in fifth place.
Eric Przyuski (Audubon, Pa./Methacton) claimed a victory in his heat during the 400-meter dash with a mark of 52.07 seconds. His time was good enough to take third place and contribute six points. Aidan Cusick (Castle Pines, Colo./Valor Christian)—making his track debut—tacked on three more points after recording the sixth-place time of 16 minutes, 09.81 seconds in the 5,000-meter run.
Alec Fixl (New Tripoli, Pa./Northwestern Lehigh) recorded a 10th-place finish in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 19.20. Jake Wong (Philadelphia, Pa./Central) led the Rams in the 800 and 1,500-meter runs. He ran the 800 in 2:06.33 to take 22nd and posted a time of 4:27.86 in the 1,500 to come in 24th.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Wong, Shane Fleming (King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion), Rodriguez, and Fixl was 13th with a time of 3:53.83.
Philadelphia heads to Widener University for the Danny Curran Invitational on April 1-2.