Meet: Bulls Invitational (Day two of two)
Location: Tampa, Fla.
The Short Story: 400 meter races were good to the Rams on Saturday as they took second in the 4x400 relay and placed among the top in the 400 meter dash.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Four Rams ran the 400 meter in under 49 seconds on Saturday. Senior Devon Thompson led the way, placing fourth overall and second among attached athletes. His time of 47.78 was just shy of his personal best. Bigal Harrison took the ninth spot, while Kahlil Shepard and Chukwuezugo Aguolu placed 12th and 13th.
Austin Conway recorded a personal best in his attempt at the 800 meter run. The junior placed ninth among 47 runners with a 1:55.97.
VCU's distance runners also found success in the 1,500 meter and the 5,000. Lucas Sidle's 4:05.89 in the 1,500 was a personal best for the sophomore, while Bryce Catlett earned a fourth overall finish in the 5,000 with a 15:30.02.
The Rams claimed second in the 4x400 meter relay behind the efforts of Shepard, Thompson, Aguolu, and Harrison. The squad finished their four laps in 3:12.46, 1.44 seconds shy of the school record.
VCU returns to Richmond to compete in the Fred Hardy Relays taking place Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31.