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L-R Track And Field Compete At Vertklasse Meet
Dalton Hatley finished first in the shot put.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

L-R Track and Field Compete at Vertklasse Meet

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field competed at High Point University this weekend in a loaded Division I field at the Vertklasse Meet. The Bears had a good showing that included several top-10 finishes and records for the program.

Day One

Highlighting the day for the men’s team was Dalton Hatley winning the shot put with a personal-best throw of 14.42 meters. Josh Wise took 4th in the shot put as well. Lewis Budgen set the school record in the 10K run by nearly a minute with a time of 31:54.49 and was the first Division II finisher in 6th place.

Chris Reichenbach tied his personal best and his own school record in the pole vault with a vault of 4.60 meters to take second place in Group B of that event. Ellis Horton took 2nd in the Hammer with a throw of 47.11 meters as well.

On the women’s side, the Bears grabbed the top three spots in the 10K, with Caroline Hilliard in 1st (36:30.23), Janet Kwambai in 2nd (37:04.09), and Kathrin Polke in 3rd (37:06.88). Paige Ewald also took 6th. Kylie Dahlberg took 9th in the 1500 meter run (4:39.35), Marlesia Walker finished 6th in the shot put with a personal-best throw of 11.55 meters, and Maigan Bowman and Destiny Gayton grabbed the top two spots in the high jump with jumps of 1.56 meters.

Day Two

Melody Jones took 2nd place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.28 seconds, missing the school record by .04 seconds. Trent Davis II and Dario Matau took third and fifth place in the men’s 100 meter dash particpation with times of 10.81 and 10.95 respectively. Kennedy Conner ran her personal best and won the women’s 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.88 seconds, the fourth-best time in school history. Jordan Shealey also took third in the 200 meter dash with a personal best time of 24.85 seconds.

Marlin Davis ran in the elite 100 meter dash race and finished 2nd with a time of 10.46 seconds. Davis also ran in the elite group of the 200 meter dash and took 2nd in that event as well with a time of 20.79 seconds, missing his own school record by .01 seconds.

The Bears will continue Outdoor Season this upcoming weekend at home for the three-day LR Bears Invitational starting on Friday.