March 30, 2013

Rams Set Multiple Personal Records at Day Two of Richmond’s Fred Hardy Invitational

MEET:  Fred Hardy Invitational (Richmond, Va. – Robins Stadium)

THE BASICS: The VCU Men's Track and Field program continued its 2013 outdoor season with the second day of the Fred Hardy Invitational at the University of Richmond.

FINAL RESULTS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Freshman Desmond Smallwood finished eighth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.12 seconds.
  • In the 400-meter race, junior Kyle Sipple placed 10th with a time of 49.92 seconds.
  • Sophomore Mohamed Adam set a personal record in the 3000-meter race. He ran a time of 8:39.62, finishing sixth.
  • VCU had two top five finishers in the 110-meter hurdles. Leading the way was junior Chase Turner, who ran a 14.81 seconds, to finish second. Right behind Turner, was freshman Kyle Martin, who was in third with a time of 14.89 seconds.
  • In the 4x100-meter relay, the team of senior Tyler Jackson, sophomore Tehquin Warrick, Martin and Smallwood placed fourth with a time of 42.30 seconds.
  • The Rams also finished in fourth place in the 4x400-meter relay. The team of Warrick, senior Dominic Costanzo, Sipple, and sophomore George Moore ran a time of 3:15.54.
  • Freshman Xavier Waller placed 10th in the high jump with a season-best leap of 1.95-meters. The mark was .04-meters off of his personal record.
  • Senior Frank Afriyie finished second in the discus throw with a score of 49.91-meters. Sophomore Ryan Coles placed fourth with a personal-best throw of 48.09-meters.
  • In the javelin throw senior Kenneth Wooten finished sixth with a personal record throw of 54.30-meters.

QUOTABLE  
"I was impressed with how well we competed today. We are seeing improvements from the sprints, jumps, throws and distance athletes. I am very excited to see where we will be in the weeks to come. We are off to a good start."
- Head Coach Jon Riley

WHAT'S AHEAD
The Rams travel to the Sunshine State next weekend for the Florida Relays from April 4-6.

 
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