Campbell, Scanlon Win Individual Titles at Redlands Invitational for CMS Men's Track and Field
REDLANDS, Calif. - Christian Campbell finished first in the 200 meters by .03 seconds and Colin Scanlon dominated the field in the 400-meter hurdles to highlight the performance of the CMS Men's Track and Field team on Friday evening at the Redlands Invitational.
Throwers Truman Knowles (seventh) and Jason Bowman (ninth) also moved into the top in CMS history in the javelin and shot put, respectively, while earning runner-up finishes to throwers from Division I Montana State.
Campbell earned the 200-meter title by a margin of just .03 seconds, crossing the line in 21.78 seconds to edge out Cristian Megas of Redlands. The Stags had four of the top seven (out of 24) with Quincey Williams finishing fourth (22.41), Nick Teresi fifth (22.42) and Jack Myers seventh (22.72).
Campbell also came in third place in the 100 meters in 10.69 seconds, just .03 behind champion Derrick Olsen of Montana State. The Stags also had three other top-10 finishers in the 35-runner field, with Teresi placing eighth (10.97), Timi Balogun ninth and Williams tenth.
Scanlon was in first place in the 400-meter hurdles in 56.77 seconds, winning by over two seconds over second-place Tucker Monaco of CSU Bakersfield. Joshua Martinez was second in the 110-meter hurdles and added a third-place finish in the long jump at 6.55 meters and the triple jump (12.99 meters), while Kumi Selva placed seventh (of 24) in the long jump at 6.25 meters and fifth (of 13) in the triple jump at 12.85 meters.
CMS had two of the top three finishers in the pole vault with John Horan finishing second at 4.85 meters and Leo Sundstrom third at 4.40 meters. Horan matched Cooper Curtin of Cal Lutheran for the highest clearance, but Curtin earned the tiebreaker due to fewer attempts.
Bowman finished second in the shot put to Carter Slade of Montana State, while becoming the tenth member of the CMS track and field team to clear 50 feet (50'3.5"). He joins Sarath Kakani in the 50-foot club, who broke that milestone earlier this season (50'5.5") and finished fourth at Redlands at 46'6.25". Bowman was also third in the hammer (out of 13) at 47.48 meters, and seventh in the discus (out of 22) at 39.08 meters.
In the javelin, brothers Truman Knowles and Maxwell Knowles almost matched each other with throws over 190 feet. Truman had the narrow edge (190'8" to 190'3") to earn second place, while Maxwell came in third. Truman also moved into seventh place in CMS history with his throw (Maxwell is currently third after his 199-foot throw that won the SCIAC title in 2019).
CMS will be back in action on Saturday when it competes at the Westmont Invitational.