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Colonels place fifth at Twilight Meet

Colonels place fifth at Twilight Meet

DANVILLE, Ky. – Centre College track and field held its annual Twilight Meet on Friday evening and, in a final tune-up before the conference championship, the Centre men finished fifth in a field spanning all divisions.

The Colonels ended up with 80 points on the day, four back of Thomas More and seven back of Berea. Lindsey Wilson and Campbellsville took the top two spots in the meet.

Starting things off with relays, the men's 4x100m squad of senior Tristen Morrow (Danville, Ky.), junior Rhoman James (Lexington, Ky.) and freshmen Jake Pfaller (Fort Mitchell, Ky.) and Thomas Jordan (Birmingham, Ala.) had an impressive showing, finishing second with a time of 42.44. James also excelled in the sprints, finishing fifth in the 100m at 11.16 and fourth in the 200m at 22.41.

In the 110m hurdles, freshman Patrick Gago (Cookeville, Tenn.) finished fourth with a time of 16.10. He was immediately followed by Jordan at 16.25 and sophomore Thomas Burkey (Greeneville, Tenn.) at 16.57, while Pfaller finished eighth at 17.13. In the 400m hurdles it was Burkey who had the best time for Centre, finishing third overall with a time of 57.88. Pfaller took fifth place in the event with a time of 58.56.

Moving onto the throwing events, junior Hunter Gann (Bowling Green, Ky.) had the high mark for Centre in the hammer with a mark of 129-05, good for seventh place. Gann also scored points for the Colonels in the discus, placing sixth overall with a throw of 130-08. In the javelin, sophomore Carter Broome had the best throw of the day for Centre, finishing fifth with a mark of 141-10. Thomas Burkey also scored in this event, placing eighth with a mark of 134-10. Freshmen Allen Richardson (Cookeville, Tenn.) and Braden Tabor (White Plains, Ky.) finished a respective fifth and sixth in the shot put.

The jumping events were also big time point producers for the Colonels. Sophomore Henry Gunner (Elma, N.Y.) finished third in the high jump with a mark of 21-08.25. Thomas Jordan finished sixth in the same event, clearing 20-11.25. The triple jump saw Patrick Gago finish in fourth with a mark of 39-10.50. In the high jump, Burkey, Gunner and Gago all placed in the top eight, with Burkey leading the way with a clear of 6-00.75, good for fifth place overall.

The next meet for the Centre men's track and field team will be the SAA Championships on Apr. 20-21.