Florida Tech Panthers Sports Roundup
By Florida Tech // March 30, 2014
rain delays most sports
Panthers Pick Up Victories in Orlando
The Florida Tech Panthers continued the season Saturday when they competed at the UCF Invitational, hosted by the University of Central Florida.
After two field events were completed Friday evening, Kevin Delgado got the Panthers started Saturday with a victory in the men’s shot put. Delgado won the event with a toss of 15.42 meters. Just like with most other sport events taking place on Saturday, the event entered a weather delay. The delay lasted a few hours before the races resumed under the lights.
Justin McMaster gave the Panthers their second victory of the day when he won the 1,500 meter race. McMaster placed first with a time of 4:02.45.
JoeMarie Reid continued her record breaking season when she competed in the women’s 100 meter dash. Reid placed eighth in the event, and recorded a program record time of 13.21 seconds. Inka Homeyer placed ninth in the women’s 800 meter run with a time of 2:29.16.
During Friday’s first two events, Connor Ahlborn placed third in the women’s hammer throw with a toss of 50.44 meters. Chris Bridgeman finished second for the men in the javelin throw with a toss of 42.69 meters.
The Panthers will return to action on Saturday when they compete at the Embry-Riddle Spikes Classic. The event takes place in Daytona Beach, and will be the second time this season the Panthers have competed at Embry-Riddle.
Men’s Lacrosse Postponed to Monday Due to Storms
Florida Tech’s (2-7, 0-2 SSC) first ever road Sunshine State Conference contest was postponed to Monday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Barker Family Stadium due to the storms in the area.
Live audio, video and stats will be available courtesy of Rollins College (5-4, 1-1 SSC) and can be accessed by visiting the men’s lacrosse page on FloridaTechSports.com, the official home of FIT athletics.
Storms Push Saturday’s Softball Doubleheader to Sunday
Spring storms in the Melbourne area forced Saturday’s scheduled doubleheader between Florida Tech and Florida Southern at Nancy Bottge Field to be suspended until Sunday.
Game one of the twinbill will resume where it ended, with FIT and Florida Southern tied at one at the start of the seventh inning. Game two will then follow the conclusion of the first game.
The Panthers scored their first run on a throwing error in the fourth. With Nicole Miller at second,Jessica Callahan ripped a base hit to right field. As the right fielder threw the ball home to prevent Miller from trying to score, the throw went into the dirt and hit the backstop allowing Miller to cross the plate.