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Shorter's Brown takes home High Jump National Title

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Montagious Brown in the high jump.

Montagious Brown in the high jump.

March 7, 2008

Johnson City, Tenn. - Montagious Brown has another reason to celebrate this week, other than his men's basketball victory over Berry; he can now call himself a National Champion. Brown jumped for six feet, 10.75 inches in the high jump on Friday afternoon to take home first in the Indoor National Championship at East Tennessee State University.

Brown, who also was named to the All-Freshmen team for Shorter basketball, left immediately after taking the title to travel to Lee University for the SSAC tournament.

"Montagious is one of the finest athletes I've ever coached," said head track coach Scott Byrd. "He is the kind of person who can do anything he puts his mind to; this title goes to prove that. This is a big day for Shorter and for our track team."

Continuing Shorter's outstanding performance was Martin Hernandez, who qualified for the finals on Friday night in the 5000 meter run, placing third in his heat with a time of 15:21.46.

Also on the day, Albeyon McMillan finished 14th in the 60 meter dash with a 6.94, two-hundreths of a second away from qualifying for the finals. Remy Charpentier and Allen O'Neal both competed in the 600 meter run, and finished in 9th (1:21.35) and 15th (1:24.03) respectively.

Nate Scott was disqualified due to a competitor's lane infraction in the 60 meter hurdles.

On Thursday, Shorter's 4x800 meter team ran a personal best, placing 9th overall with a 7:51.15. The members of the relay team were Logan Cornutt, O'Neal, Cyrus Wakaba, and Andrew Rodriguez. The 4x400 team finished with a 3:28.08. The members were Cornutt, Nick Dodson, Wakaba and A.J. Baker.

"We've had a few setbacks today, but it was a strong day to start out with for the outdoor season," said Byrd. "I couldn't be prouder of our coaches and athletes."

Shorter will now wait for the results tomorrow to see their final standing in the Indoor Championship.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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