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Men's track finished ninth at Indoor National Championship

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Logan Cornutt is a member of the men's 4x800 team

Logan Cornutt is a member of the men's 4x800 team

March 7, 2009

Complete Results

Johnson City, Tenn. - The Shorter College men's track team placed 9th at this year's NAIA indoor national championships on the campus of East Tennessee State University. The team had its highest finish in its short three year existence.

The men were highlighted by the relays, as both the men's 4x800 and 4x400 meter relays placed a team high third in their respective finals, and in school record fashion. The men's 4x800, comprised of Remy Charpentier, Andrew Rodriguez, Logan Cornutt, and Lois Godelar, ran a time of 7:46.03. Godelar wasn't done for the meet just yet, as he then ran the 1,000 meter final with another school record and third place time of 2:27.97. The two third place finishes alone already top the point total from last year (10).

Albert Huntley, a freshman who doubles as a member of the football team, surprised the field as he broke the school record in the 60 meter dash. His time of 6.80 earned him a spot in the finals, where he turned in a fourth place finish.

Senior Martin Hernandez, last year's ninth-place finisher in the 5,000 meter run, lowered his own record to a sixth place finish this year. Circling the track with the team cheering him on, Hernandez narrowly missed fifth place with his time of 14:55.72.

Last year's national champion in the high jump, Montagious Brown, was unable to make it two for two as he jumped to a fifth place finish. The 6'8.75" clearance was almost four inches shy of his seven foot personal best, established earlier this year at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational.

The men's 4x400 meter relay team of Montez Valentine, Nick Dodson, Terrence Scruggs, and Gerron Herring made the last event the most exciting as they were within hundredths of a second out of second place. Herrings dive at the line stopped the clock at 3:17.31.

This season, the men's team has broken 14 school records, and 11 All-Americans (top six finisher in his event) were honored. The men will now rest and look towards the outdoor season, where they come in as the Mid-south Conference Champions. Their first meet will be March 20th-21st at Emory University.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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