STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – While snow was
covering the streets of Richmond this past weekend, the Virginia
Commonwealth University men's track & field team was busy
heating up the track at the Penn State National Meet, where four
Rams tallied IC4A qualifying times.
"Overall it was a solid meet," Head Coach Julian Spooner. "We had some guys run good times and earn a spot in IC4As, which is always good, but as a coach you always think there is room for improvement."
Juniors Donnie Seward (Richmond, Va.) and Axel Mostrag (Krasnik, Poland) led the charge with third-place finishes and IC4A qualifying marks in the 500-meter dash and the 800-meter run, respectively.
For Seward, it was his second straight week earning a spot in the IC4As after his 200-meter dash performance last week at the Niswonger Invitational. This week, Seward posted a time of 1:04.32 in the 500-meter dash, good for third place.
Mostrag continued his strong season for the Black & Gold with a time of 1:50.90 in the 800-meter, good for third place and a spot in the IC4A Championships.
Senior DeAngelo Wilson (Richmond, Va.) also earned a IC4A spot in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.11, as well as sophomore Tyler Simmons (Manassas, Va.) in the 1000-meter with a time of 2:28.21.
Freshman Justin Kendall (Richmond, Va.) rounded out the strong showings on the weekend with a personal best of 4:21.90 in the mile run.
The Rams return to the track next weekend, when they travel to New York, N.Y. to compete in the prestigious New Balance Invitational.
May 1, 2010 RAMS FINISH FIFTH AT CAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 24, 2010 BRINKLEY LEADS RAMS AT PRESTIGIOUS PENN RELAYS
April 17, 2010 RAMS POST NINE WINS AT VCU INVITATIONAL
April 10, 2010 NORVELLS TWO WINS LEAD RAMS AT LOU ONESTY INVITATIONAL
March 27, 2010 WILSON LEADS RAMS AT 2010 RALEIGH RELAYS
March 7, 2010 BRINKLEY SHINES FOR RAMS AT IC4A CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 28, 2010 KOURLESIS, BURRELL LEAD RAMS AT MASON LAST CHANCE MEET
February 13, 2010 PAIR OF JUNIORS LEAD RAMS AT BOSTONS VALENTINES INVITATIONAL
January 30, 2010 FOUR RAMS QUALIFY FOR IC4AS AT PENN STATE NATIONAL MEET
January 23, 2010 NORVELLS BIG DAY HIGHLIGHTS RAMS STAY AT NISWONGER INVITATIONAL
January 16, 2010 SENIORS SHINE FOR RAMS AT NAVY INVITATIONAL