Kaitlyn Dermen

Kaitlyn Dermen 2016-17 Stockton U. women’s indoor track and field team

Stockton University opened the indoor track and field season with five victories at the Diplomat Open at Franklin & Marshall on Saturday in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

There was no team scoring.

Jared Lewis, a senior, won the men’s triple jump (14.57 meters) and long jump (7.08m) and was fifth in the 60 dash (7.11 seconds).

Last season, Lewis was an NCAA Division III All-American in the triple jump and long jump. He finished third in the nation in the triple jump and eighth in the long jump. Lewis also was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference’s Most Outstanding Athlete for the 2016-17 indoor season.

Also for the Ospreys, James Bowbliss won the high jump (1.93m) and placed third in the triple jump (13.58m).

Olivier Paul, a freshman out of Oakcrest, won the 400 run in 51.76 seconds. He also finished fourth in the 200 in 23.59.

Kaitlyn Dermen (Millville H.S.), a senior, won the women’s pole vault (3.50m). She also was sixth in the 60 hurdles (9.67 seconds) and ran a leg of the Ospreys’ fourth-place 4x400 relay. Stockton finished in 4 minutes, 22.29 seconds.

Several other Ospreys turned in strong performances.

Qudratullah Qadiri took second in the men’s pole vault on a tiebreaker (4.40m) and was third in the 60 hurdles (8.80 seconds).

Finishing second and third, respectively, behind Bowbliss in the high jump on a tiebreaker (1.87m) were Donovan Bryan-Frank and Hunter Daly. Zach Chapman was third in the 1,000 (2:47.21).

For the Stockton women’s team, Emily Higbee (Holy Spirit) finished third in the weight throw (15.63m). Jessica McRae was third in the triple jump (10.66m). Lauren Tigue tied for third in the high jump (1.54m) and finished sixth in the long jump (4.89m) and seventh in the triple jump (10.13m).

Stockton’s last competition before the holidays will be the Lehigh University Fast Times Before Finals meet next weekend in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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