VCU Places Seventh in First-Ever Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships
MEET: Atlantic 10 Championships (Kingston, R.I.)
THE BASICS: The VCU Men's Track and Field team placed seventh with 52 points in the Atlantic 10 Championship in Kingston, R.I. Charlotte won the A-10 title with 190.5 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- In the shot put sophomores Ryan Coles and Brandon Ruffin placed second and third, respectively. Coles' best toss was 16.53-meters (personal-best) and Ruffin's was 16.41-meter toss.
- Junior Chase Turner placed sixth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time 8.33 seconds.
- In the 500-meters, the Rams had two top 10 finishers. In fourth place was sophomore George Moore with a time of 1:04.34, while senior Kyle Sipple placed sixth with a time of 1:05.13 (PR).
- Senior Alex Hinton placed seventh in the 800-meters with a time of 1:57.19.
- The Rams' 4x800-meter relay team of Hinton, sophomores Khalid Khamis and Anthony Green and junior Corey Scott placed eighth with a time of 7:51.16.
"I thought we could have moved up to fifth place but we dropped the baton on the 4x400-meter relay. We were not able to get the points that were needed to move up. The guys gave it their all, but again I don't think we had our legs and we fell short in some areas. Overall, I think we did a good job in our first conference championship and I'm looking forward to next year."
VCU Head Coach Jon Riley
- Charlotte – 190.5
- Rhode Island – 166
- Saint Joseph's – 78
- Butler – 68
- La Salle -60
- Fordham – 58
- VCU – 52
- Temple – 34
- Massachusetts – 28.5
- Xavier – 21
- Saint Louis – 15
- Richmond – 9
The Rams will compete in the ECAC/IC4A Track and Field Championships in Boston, Mass. on March 1-2.