MEN PLACE THIRD IN THE 4x400 RELAY

Meet: Keydet Invitational (Day two of two)
Location: Lexington, Va.
Results:  Keydet Invitational (Final)

The Short Story: On the second and final day of the Keydet Invitational VCU added to their point total with a strong showing in the 4x400-meter relay. The Rams finished the meet with 26.5 points, putting them at 11th out of 16 schools.

How It Happened

  • After qualifying for the finals during the first day of the meet, Jamik Alexander claimed fifth place points in the 60-meter. Alexander's time in the finals was 6.90.
  • Senior Kahlil Shepard sprinted to a fifth place finish in the men's 400-meter with a 49.40 time.
  • Shepard also lead off the 4x400-meter relay team that scored big with a third place finish. Shepard was followed by fellow senior Zayd Abdul-Ali, sophomore Chukwuezugo Aguolu, and freshman Austin Hatchett. The team ran the relay in 3:17.95.
  • Freshman Xyan Xrichardson took fifth place in high jump with a 2.00m leap. Xrichardson has placed in the top five in each meet he's competed in thus far.