The Short Story: VCU's Men's Track & Field team opened their 2019 Indoor season with a solid showing at the Virginia Tech Invitational this weekend.
How It Happened (Day One)
- Senior Bashir Idris set a new personal record and placed third in the Triple Jump on Friday, posting a leap of 14.92m.
- Sophomore Will Schwartz earned a third place finish and set a new personal record in the Weight Throw, recording a toss of 17.80m.
- Junior Ian Davis finished third in the 60M Hurdles, recording a new personal best time of 8.04. Freshman Daiqwaun Faircloth also qualified for the 60M Hurdles Finals, where he placed seventh.
- Freshman Emmanuel Waller set a new personal best and earned a fifth place finish in the 500M, posting a time of 1:07.52 on Friday.
- Juniors Lucas Sidle and Bryce Catlett earned sixth and eighth place finishes respectively in the 3000M. Sidle posted a time of 8:52.58 which set a new personal record, while Catlett posted a time of 8:56.96.
How It Happened (Day Two)
- Freshman Camron Browne won the Long Jump on Saturday, posting a leap of 6.93m. His performance also led to a new personal record.
- Freshman Jaekob Vollbrecht earned a third place finish in the Shot Put after recording a personal record throw of 17.02m.
- Sophomore Xyan Xrichardson finished in second place in the High Jump, posting a leap of 2.01m.
- VCU's 4x400m Relay team earned a fifth place finish after senior Nicholas Buckingham, junior Chukwuezugo Aguolu, and freshmen Emmanuel Waller and Daiqwaun Faircloth combined to post a time of 3:24.33.
The Rams will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 18 when they travel to Lexington, Va. for the VMI Keydet Invitational.