April 26, 2008
Williamsburg, Ky. - In their first year of membership, the Shorter College men's track and field team captured first place at the Mid-South Conference's championship meet hosted by the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky. Shorter finished with 251 points, ahead of second place Cumberlands (178) and third place Lindsey Wilson College (152).
Together, Shorter's athletes broke 18 conference records and won 21 individual events at the event hosted by the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.
"I guess it's just starting to sink in now," Shorter head track coach Scott Byrd said Saturday night. "It's been a remarkable thing to see this young team do so well."
The Lady Hawks meanwhile tried to pull ahead in the final events but fell short as they finished with 208 points, six points behind champion University of the Cumberlands.
"It's a rare thing to get freshmen and sophomores to compete at the level that ours are competing right now," Byrd said. "But I credit their work ethic and our coaching staff for getting them to where they are."
The Hawks set 10 Mid-South Conference records, beginning with Jerad Godsave's first-place time of three minutes, 59.65 seconds in the 1,500 meters. He also won the 5,000 meters in 15:46 but did not beat the current mark.
Other Shorter men setting records and taking first were Nate Scott with a time of 14.62 seconds in the 110 hurdles, Shawn Kennedy finishing in 10.74 in the 100 meters, Remy Charpentier winning the 800 meters in 1:54.83 and Nick Dodson with a time of 52.14 in the 400 hurdles.
Joe Chisholm set the mark in the shot put with a throw of 13.54 meters, Montagious Brown cleared six feet, eight inches to win the high jump and Curtis John took first in the discus with a distance of 41.10 meters.
Shorter will take a few days off before getting ready for Georgia Invitational in Athens on May 9. They will then prepare for the NAIA Outdoor National Track and Field Championships in St. Louis, Mo., on May 22-24.
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