SENIORS SHINE FOR RAMS AT NAVY INVITATIONAL
ANNAPOLIS, Md.. – With less
than five months left in their track careers, seniors
DeAngelo Wilson (Richmond, Va.) and Kevin
Brinkley (Richmond, Va.) are making sure to make the most
of every meet.
The veteran duo led the way for the Virginia Commonwealth University men's track & field team, who finished third at this past weekend's Navy Invitational.
"There were a few bright spots for us this weekend with DeAngelo, Kevin and Axel [Mostrag]," Head Coach Julian Spooner. "However, as a team, I wasn't pleased with the overall effort. When guys are home over break, it's really up to them how much they work and are ready to go when they get back. This weekend we saw that most of our guys aren't where we want them to be."
Wilson, who sat out last year due to an injury, looked strong in the 60-meter dash, posting the top time of 6.94 in the event. He is now qualified for the IC4A Championships with the performance.
Brinkley set the school record in the pole vault for the second straight week, clearing 16' 2 ¾". Last week at George Mason, he cleared 15' 9 ¾" to top a 13-year old school record of 15' 3".
"We're only two meets in and Kevin's been outstanding," Spooner said. "We haven't had a ton of point scoring ability in that event recently and it's nice to see that we not only have points, but a chance to win the event come CAA Championship time."
Junior Axel Mostrag (Krasnik, Poland ) earned a spot in the IC4As with a third-place finish in the 1000m run. The transfer from the University of Tennessee stopped the clock at 2:28:15, less than half a second behind the event's winner.
The 60-meter dash was full of the Black & Gold with the Rams taking four of the top five spots in the event. Juniors Antonio Norvell (Portsmouth, Va.) and Allan Moody (Woodbridge), along with freshman Tyler Jackson (New Orleans, La.) finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
Junior Brian Wallace (Portsmouth, Va.) got his first victory of the season with a leap of 46' 5 ¼" in the triple jump.