5 Conference Titles | One Academic All-American | One All-American
Centre men put on strong showing at Bellarmine Invite
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Centre men's track and field team sent their squad to Bellarmine University to compete against a field comprised mainly of Division II teams. Originally scheduled to stretch across Friday and Saturday, the meet was constricted to Friday only due to inclement weather, but Centre still put on several quality performances.
In the hurdling events, reigning Southern Athletic Association Field Athlete of the Week Thomas Burkey (Greeneville, Tenn.) placed seventh in the 400m with a time of 57.82. Freshman Patrick Gago (Cookeville, Tenn.) posted a time of 16.19 to finish eighth in the 110m.
Junior Rhoman James (Lexington, Ky.) had an excellent meet in his two signature events. James finished fourth in the 200m with a time of 23.19. He did even better in the 100m, finishing with a time of 11.16 to place second overall in the event.
The men's 5k was an excellent event for the Colonels as Centre took home second through sixth place in the race. Senior Nathan Riggs (Campbellsville, Ky.) posted the fastest time for the Colonels at 15:42.13, followed by sophomore Evan Miller (Worthington, Ohio) at 15:46.77, junior Keenan Jones (Frankfort, Ky.) at 16:12.70, freshman Andrew Edwards (Louisville, Ky.) at 16:16.73 and freshman David McGrade (New Orleans, La.) at 16:27.09.
The Centre men had a fine day in the throwing events as well. In the javelin, sophomore Mason Isgrig (Weaverville, N.C.) placed third with a throw of 139-07, followed immediately by sophomore Carter Broome (Charleston, Tenn.) at 139-02. In the shot put, freshman Allen Richardson (Cookeville, Tenn.) finished sixth overall with a throw of 42-07.00, while junior Hunter Gann (Bowling Green, Ky.) finished eighth with a mark of 41-04.25.
The Colonels had a pair of strong finishes in the jumping events. Fresh off a personal best high jump at Hanover that helped earn the SAA Field Athlete of the Week award, Thomas Burkey came through with another personal best jump, this time clearing 6-03.50 (1.92 meters), good for third place overall. In the long jump, sophomore Henry Gunner (Elma, N.Y.) also finished in third place with a mark of 20-10.75.
Next up for the Colonels will be the Centre Twilight Meet on Apr. 13, the final meet on the schedule before the SAA Championships.