Meet: Colonial Relays (Day two of three)
Location: Williamsburg, Va.
Results: Day two
The Short Story: Sophomore Ian Davis earned VCU their first points of the meet with his performance in the hurdles, while others set new collegiate bests among a large competition pool of 50 squads. The Rams sit in 31st place with six points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Sophomore Davis put up a strong showing in the 110 meter hurdles, earning third place points with his 14.68 time. Davis matched his career best in the event, which he set back on March 9.
- Freshman thrower Jacob Greenless recorded 49.14m in the hammer throw. His mark was a personal best, and placed him ninth. Will Schwartz also set a personal best in hammer, reaching the 42.84m mark. Schwartz placed seventh among the University group.
- Also placing high in the University division was sophomore Osawaru Oghagbon. Oghagbon's 14.86m mark in the shot put matches his career high, which we hit at last week's Fred Hardy Invitational. The mark earned him a second place finish.
- Senior Kareem Payne earned a new best in the 400 meter with a 49.65 time.
- Bigal Harrison and Kahlil Shepard both set new bests in the 200 meter dash and placed 27th and 29th, respectively. Harrison crossed the line at 22.03, while Shepard was .03 seconds behind.
- Freshman high jumper Xyan Xrichardson cleared the bar at 2.00m, his highest mark of the outdoor season. Xricharson took ninth.
- Finally, Devin Bethea sprinted to a new 100 meter dash best, posting a 11.16 time. Bethea placed 34th out of 64 competitors.
The Rams won't compete in the final day of the Colonial Relays, and instead will return home to rest for the George Mason Invitational next Saturday, April 14.