Hawks track wins six events at Hoosier Invitational

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Montagious Brown

Montagious Brown

Feb. 8, 2009

Bloomington, Ind. - The Shorter men's track team traveled back to Indiana University this weekend for the Hoosier Invitational with the goal of improving on their number of national qualifiers. They achieved their goal, adding three more to the list.

Nate Scott, already an automatic qualifier, led a Shorter 1-2-3 sweep in the 60 meter hurdles. Newcomer Howard Dixon trailed Scott, while Jonathan Evans completed the sweep. Abdull Haynes, pulling double duty with the 60 meter dash and hurdles, claimed 5th.

Lois Godelar and Eliud N'Getich went 1-2 in the 1000 meter run. While both times are automatic qualifiers, it was Godelar's 2:29.87 that established a new school record. In the 600 meter dash, Remy Charpentier and Allen O'Neal went 1-2 as well, and in the process, also qualified for the national championships. The two, who qualified last year in the same event, will make a return trip with hopes of turning in an All-American performance.

Both relays (distance medley, 4x400 meter) cruised to relatively easy first place finishes with times of 10:40.48 and 3:20.16, respectively.

Last year's national high jump champion, Montagious Brown, added some excitement with his 6'6.75" victory clearance. With his teammates clapping in rhythm, Brown jumped over the qualifying height. His jump now ranks him sixth in the NAIA, but more importantly, it allows him to defend his title.

The team will take the next two weeks to train for a return trip to Clemson. This will serve as a last chance for the Hawks to secure qualifying marks for the national championships.

Shorter College Men's Track
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