April 21, 2013

Waller, Morton Lead Rams at New Captain Classic and Multi-Events

MEET: New Captain's Classic and Multi-Events

THE BASICS: Members of the VCU Track and Field Program also competed in the New Captain's Classic and Multi-Events at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.

FINAL RESULTS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • VCU had the top two finishers in the men's decathlon. Freshman Xavier Waller, who won the decathlon, set a personal best with a score of 5,349 points.  Sophomore Evan Morton finished in second, one point behind, with a personal-best score of 5,348.
  • Freshman Darius Moffet set a personal record of 11.67 seconds in the 100-meter, placing 16th.
  • VCU placed two in the top five in the 800-meter race. Sophomore Anthony Green placed third with a time of 1:58.21, while junior Corey Scott set a personal record with a run of 1:58.38, finishing in fourth place.
  • In the 1500-meter race, senior Justin Kendall placed seventh, running the race in a time of 4:12.97.
  • Sophomore Christopher Smith paced two Rams in the top seven in the 110-meter hurdles. Smith ran a personal-best 15.66 seconds, placing second, while classmate Aaron Canady ran a personal record time of 17.54 seconds.
  • Canaday also placed sixth in the 400-meter race. The Hampton, Va. native ran a 58.52 seconds time in that race.
  • VCU took home the top two spots in the 3000-meter steeple chase. Sophomore Sam Hush won the race with a personal record time of 9:30.48, while classmate Matt Earman finished second with a personal-best time of 9:59.85.
  • Junior Matt Hatheway finished fifth with a season-best vault of 4.05-meters in the pole vault.
  • In the long jump, the Rams had four top 10 finishers. Smith led the way with a personal record jump of 6.41-meters, finishing in fifth place. Junior Andrew Shipp placed in sixth with a season-best leap of 6.39-meters, while Moffett finished in eighth with a personal-best jump of 6.32-meters. Rounding out the top 10 was sophomore Anthony Hurd, who had a leap of 5.91-meters.
  • Three Rams placed in the time seven in the triple jump. Freshman Delvin Woodruff led the Rams with a third place finish, scoring a 13.22-meter jump. Shipp finished fifth with a season-best leap of 12.79-meters, while Smith was just behind in sixth with a jump of 12.39-meters.

WHAT'S AHEAD
VCU concludes the regular season at the Penn Relays next weekend, April 25-26. The Atlantic 10 Championships are set for May 4-5 at Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C.

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