BOSTON, Mass. – The Virginia Commonwealth University men's track & field program is finding out just how good its junior class is even before it hits the outdoor season.

Antonio Norvell (Portsmouth, Va.) has been outstanding all winter and now Donnie Seward (Richmond, Va.) and Axel Mostrag (Krasnik, Poland) are joining the party after leading the Black & Gold at the Valentine Invitational by Boston University.

Seward broke a 15-year old school record in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:03.96, good for fourth place in the event. The old record was 1:04.00, set by Shelby Crawley back in 1995.

Mostrag became the first Ram to earn an NCAA indoor provisional mark as his time of 1:50.50 in the 800-meter run, good for seventh-place.
Freshman Justin Kendall (Richmond, Va.) continued his strong debut campaign with an IC4A qualifying time of 2:29.15 in the 1000-meter run.

Off the track, the Rams were outstanding in the triple jump with junior Joe Edwards (Virginia Beach, Va.) and sophomore Allan Moody (Woodbridge, Va.) taking two of the top three spots in the event. Edwards won the event with a leap of 45' 10", while Moody placed third with a jump of 45' 4 ¼".

The Rams will now take two weeks off before heading to the George Mason Last Chance Meet to try and make one last dash for NCAA Indoor Championships.