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DII: No. 8 Shippensburg picks up new conference qualifiers at Kutztown Last-Chance

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Shippensburg picked up multiple new conference qualifiers and recorded several season bests on Saturday as it completed its regular season at Kutztown's Last-Chance Invitational inside O'Pake Fieldhouse.

On the track, junior Tom Kehl and freshman Tim Usher earned PSAC qualifiers in the 800-meters. Kehl made his season debut with a time of 1:58.32, while Usher crossed the line in 1:59.55.

Sophomores Braden Bruning and Chris Mullin notched PSAC qualifying season bests in the mile of 4:26.78 and 4:30.13, respectively.

Junior Nick Gibson won the mile and nearly matched his PR by running 4:21.65.

In the field, senior Adam Phillippi cleared 14 feet, 5 ¼ inches to match his season PR and lead five Raiders in the pole vault. Fellow senior Austin Strine, a multis performer, earned a conference qualifier by clearing 13 feet, 5 ¼ inches – a significant new personal best.

No. 3 Ashland at Kent State Tuneup

KENT, Ohio -- Ashland put together another strong showing on Saturday at the Kent State Tuneup. This was AU's final event before the GLIAC Championships next weekend.

For the men, Brian Baum led the field in the 3000 (8:25.42). In the 60 hurdles, Elijha Owens was second (7.92) and Waquiem Comar was third (7.98).

Jason Zahn was third in the shot put (54-3.75) and Kyle Steinhauser was third in the weight throw (60-2.00).

In the unseeded pole vault, Grant Hay was first (14-7.25).