5 Conference Titles | One Academic All-American | One All-American
Records Fall for Centre Men’s Track at DePauw Classic
GREENCASTLE, Ind. (CentreColonels.com) – For the second time in as many weeks, the Centre men's track and field team traveled to DePauw for an indoor meet. And for the second time in as many weeks, program records fell by the wayside. Two Centre indoor records fell as the Colonels finished fifth in the 13-team field that covered multiple divisions. The Colonels scored 58 points in the event with a partial squad.
The first record to fall for the Centre men came in the 60m dash. Junior Tristen Morrow (Danville, Ky.) set a new record for the Colonels by finishing in 7.09, one hundredth of a second faster than the record set by sophomore teammate Rhoman James (Lexington, Ky.). James also had a strong race, finishing in 7.16 as Morrow and James finished a respective second and third in the event. James followed up his third place finish in the 60m with a second place finish in the 200m, crossing the finish line in 23.42.
In long distance events, freshman Garret McCorkle (Louisville, Ky.) scored for the Colonels in the 5k, taking fourth place overall with a time of 17:09.31.
The Colonels had a pair of first-year athletes score in the 60m hurdles, as Thomas Burkey (Greenville, Tenn.) finished seventh overall in 9.05, while Henry Gunner (Elma, N.Y.) finished right behind in eighth at 9.26.
One of the best events for the Colonels on the men's side was the 4x200m relay as the team of Tristen Morrow, Rhoman James, Henry Gunner and senior Rubyn Branch (Arlington, Tenn.) set a new Centre record with a time of 1:34.09, breaking the old record that had stood since the 2010 season. The relay time was also good enough for a first place finish for the Colonels.
Centre scored in a pair of jumping events as well. Thomas Burkey entered the scoring column for the second time with a fourth place finish in the high jump, clearing 5-10.00. Senior Stephen Orr (Murray, Ky.) also had a fourth place finish, clearing 12-11.50 to take fourth overall in the pole vault.
In throwing events, junior J.D. Dotson (White House, Tenn.) had the most impressive throw of the day for the Colonels, taking fourth in the weight throw at 48-04.75, just inches away from the program record throw he made last year. Sophomore Bryce Whitman (Franklin, Tenn.) placed seventh in the weight throw and eighth in the shot put for the Colonels.
The Colonels will remain in the state of Indiana for next week's meet as they travel to Anderson for the Fred Wilt Invite.