BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. – The Brevard track & field team took part in the Montreat Invitational over the weekend, earning 17 top 25 finishes along the way, including Michael Anton and Rhyanna Haden who finished ninth in the men's 800 meter run and the women's shot put, respectively.
Anton earned ninth place after crossing the line in a time of 2:02.07, finishing ahead of teammate Hassan Kiprono (2:07.92—18th), who also took part in the event. The Tornado tandem of Kiprono and Anton also took part in the men's 1500 meter event, with Kiprono placing 14th (4:21.28) and Anton crossing the line 10 spots later in a time of 4:29.73.
Haden, Brevard's top women's finisher on the weekend, brought home ninth place in the shot put after a heave of 9.54 meters in her third attempt. She eclipsed the nine meter mark on her first toss and finished with an 8.72 heave in her second. Joining her in the shot put event was Mackenzie Lautenschlager, who placed 24th after recording a 6.18 meter toss in her final attempt.
Three members of the Tornados men's team took part in the 100 meter dash, including Dylan Bradley, who wrapped up the event 12th in a time of 11.19. He was followed in the event by Quentin Jackson (11.54—22nd) and Orrlando Johnson (12.12—29th).
Joseph Roberts, one of five Brevard participants to earn multiple top 25 performances, placed 16th in both the shot put (10.90 meters) and discus (32.21 meter) events. Gabriel Covington also took part in the shot put for the Tornados, placing 23rd with a heave of 9.94 meters.
Roberts opened the shot put with a toss of 10.17 meters and after a foul on his attempt the freshman recovered to finish with a mark of 10.90 meters in his final toss. He had a similar finish in the discus as he began the day with a heave of 21.68 meters. His second attempt landed him the 16th place finish, with a heave of 32.21 meters, as he notched a 30.47 meter chuck on his final attempt.
Shakirah Thompson bolted her way to a 17th place finish in the women's 200 meter dash in a time of 28.44. Joining her with a 19th place outing in the women's 800 meter run was Courtney Perkins, who crossed the line in 2:40.47.
Meanwhile, in the men's 200 meter dash, Jackson had top honors for Brevard with a 17th place showing after crossing the line in 23.08. He was one of seven Tornados to compete in the 200 meter dash along with Bradley (23.46—25th), Leejhai Wells (23.72—34th), Martigus Henley (24.40—39th), Ke'Vel Kingsberry (25.04—42nd), Johnson (25.34—45th) and Roberts (26.02—48th).
The remaining top 25 finisher on the women's side was Molly Brown, who recorded a 25th place finish in the women's 1500 meter run in a time of 6:31.42. Her male counterpart, George Dowis, ended the men's 1500 meter run in 4:49.48.
The men's 4x100 meter relay team, which was comprised of Johnson, Roberts, Wells and Jake Trainor, placed seventh in a time of 46.07.
The Tornados return to action on April 6-7 when they head to Central, S.C., to take part in the Susan Rouse Invitational hosted by Southern Wesleyan University.
BREVARD TRACK & FIELD FINISHERS
|9||Michael Anton||M||800 meter run||2:02.07|
|9||Rhyanna Haden||W||Shot Put||9.54 m|
|12||Dylan Bradley||M||100 meter dash||11.19|
|14||Hassan Kiprono||M||1500 meter run||4:21.48|
|16||Joseph Roberts||M||Shot Put||10.90 m|
|16||Joseph Roberts||M||Discus||32.21 m|
|17||Shakirah Thompson||W||200 meter dash||28.44|
|17||Quentin Jackson||M||200 meter dash||23.08|
|18||Hassan Kiprono||M||800 meter run||2:07.92|
|19||Courtney Perkins||W||800 meter run||2:40.47|
|22||Quentin Jackson||M||100 meter dash||11.54|
|23||Gabriel Covington||M||Shot Put||9.94 m|
|24||Michael Anton||M||1500 meter run||4:29.73|
|24||Mackenzie Lautenschlager||W||Shot Put||6.18 m|
|25||Molly Brown||W||1500 meter run||6:31.42|
|25||Dylan Bradley||M||200 meter dash||23.46|
|29||Orrlando Johnson||M||100 meter dash||12.12|
|34||George Dowis||M||1500 meter run||4:49.48|
|34||Leejhai Wells||M||200 meter dash||23.72|
|39||Martigus Henley||M||200 meter dash||24.40|
|42||Ke'Vel Kingsberry||M||200 meter dash||25.04|
|45||Orrlando Johnson||M||200 meter dash||25.34|
|48||Joseph Roberts||M||200 meter dash||26.02|
|7||Jake Trainor||M||4x100 Meter Relay||46.07|