Track surges into championships

Josh Dean

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Team seeks to improve lane positions

The track and field team closed out their season Friday and Saturday at the Samford Invitational in Birmingham.

The day was highlighted by top  ten finishes by the men in the 400 meter dash and 60 meter hurdles and by the women in pole vaulting.

Senior Andre tate blazed through the 400 meter in 47.78 seconds to capture fifth.

Trailing him were senior Mark Demus who finished 21st with a time of 49.59 seconds, and freshman Andre Johnson who crossed the line in 45th place with a time of 52.01 seconds.

In the 60 meter hurdles freshman Levaugn Battick showed off his abilities with a 6th place finish and time of 8.25 seconds.

On the women’s side junior Kristen Baudoin soared for 3.2 meters in the pole vault to take 9th place in the event.

Elsewhere around the track sophomore, Devyn Hosby placed 38th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.24 seconds, and flew through the 400 meter dash in 58.45 seconds.

This earned her 25th place. In the women’s high jump freshman, Hannah Lutrick landed a top 25 finish leaping 1.5 meters to finish 21st.

Also cracking the top-25 was junior  Adriunna Brown in the triple-jump with a distance of 11.45 meters and 15th place finish.

Coming back around to the men, senior Andrew Tate also tallied a top-25 place in the 200 meter dash.

He stopped the clock at 22.15 seconds to earn 19th place.

In the 800 meter Andre Brown pounded through in 1:58.34 to place in 16th.

In the long distance running two runners broke the top-25.

Freshman Isaac Ndirangu pushed through with a time of 8:57.41 to place 20th.

Right behind him was junior Chris Silva who clocked in at 8:59.83 for a 22nd place finish.

Junior Jonothan Jeffcoat wrapped it up for the Warhawks coming in 27th with a time of 9:05.19.

On the field side of events sophomore Brice Chaney flew for 6.45 meters in the long jump to place 17th.

He also threw for 11.35 meters in the shot put which landed him 24th place.

The team looks onto the indoor Sun Belt Championships on February 22nd-23rd.