Fast times on fast track for Shorter track at Niswonger

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Remy Charpentier

Remy Charpentier

Feb. 2, 2009

Complete Results

Johnson City, Tenn. - The goal of every athlete is to compete at, and even win, a national championship. This weekend at the Niswonger Invitational, the Shorter men moved one step closer. Of the six records broken, five of them qualified for the Indoor National Championships.

Remy Charpentier, All-American during the last outdoor season, showed why he made it all the way to the national finals last year by running by competitors in the 800m run on the campus of East Tennessee State University. His time of 1:53.78 is not only a school record and a national qualifying time, but it's also the fastest time in the NAIA this season.

Charpentier joined Lois Godelar, Montez Valentine, and Logan Cornutt in the 4x400m relay later in the evening. His anchor leg propelled the men to a 7th-place finish. The time of 3:19.06 shaved two seconds off their already nationally-ranked squad.

Another relay, the distance medley, posted a top five NAIA time of 10:21.60. Peter Limo, Nick Dodson, Eluid N'getich, and Jerad Godsave ran to a third place finish, beating teams such as Wake Forest and Western Carolina.

Senior Martin Hernandez guaranteed himself an invitation to the national championships with a 13th place finish in the 5000m run. His record time of 15:07.27 lowered his own time by nearly ten seconds.

AJ Baker, still adjusting after playing on Shorter football's best team to date, long jumped 22 feet, 5.25 inches. His record breaking jump placed 7th in a field with collegiate All-Americans.

Nate Scott, one of the first All-Americans in team history, campaigned for another All-American season with his 8.24 60m hurdle time. The third place finish is capped off with the knowledge that his time ranks him currently 5th in the nation.

Up next for the Hawks is a return trip to Bloomington, Indiana for the Hoosier Invitational. The one day meet starts Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Shorter College Men's Track
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