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Third at Thundering Herd Invitational

Third at Thundering Herd Invitational

HUNTINGSON, W. Va. – The Belmont men's track and field grabbed a third place finish overall at the Thundering Herd Invitational, hosted by Marshall University. The Bruins tallied 21 top-10 finishes over the two days of the meet.

On the track, the Bruins finished 1-2 in the 60m hurdles with seniors Drake Mitchell (Nashville, Tenn.) and Alex Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo.) while freshmen Finn Birnie (St. Austell, United Kingdom) and Harrison Grzymkowski (Commerce, Mich.) placed 1-2 in the 3000m.

Two-time OVC Field Athlete of the Week Corey Claiborne (Milton, Ga.) duplicated his efforts of the first day of the meet, taking second in the shot put, matching his Belmont record mark of 17.67m.

"The guys had a decent day. It was good for the short sprinters to get into finals and get a second race in," said Associate Head Coach Cameron Harvey.  "Drake did four events this weekend as kind of a mini-multi and was able to put down some quality marks. Both teams are definitely trending in the right direction. It'll be nice to have a few weeks off to rest and train before we head down to Birmingham."

Belmont returns to action February 14-15 at the Bulldog Open, hosted by Samford University.



Belmont-Only Results

60m Dash Prelims
3.            Griffin Hodge                                   7.20


60m Dash Finals

5.            Griffin Hodge                                   7.20


60m Hurdles Prelims

1.            Drake Mitchell                                 8.50

3.            Alex Miller                                         8.62

5.            Ian Robertson                                  8.89


60m Hurdles Finals

1.            Drake Mitchell                                 8.57

2.            Alex Miller                                         8.58

5.            Ian Robertson                                  8.97


200m Dash

7.            Griffin Hodge                                   23.21


400m Dash

7.            Elijah Sheppard                                50.37

8.            Kaden Kieffer                                   50.39


800m Run

6.            Wyatt Womack                               1:57.04


Mile Run

11.         Christian Gonzales                          4:25.31

12.         Declan McManus                            4:25.41


3000m Run

1.            Finn Birnie                                         8:35.35

7.            Harrison Grzymkowski                   8:53.58


Pole Vault
3.            Braden Carei                                    4.15m

4.            Knox Perry                                        4.00m

5.            Conor Nix                                          J4.00m

6.            Drake Mitchell                                 3.85m


Weight Throw

1.            Corey Claiborne                               16.26m

2.            Ryan Sheldon                                   16.04m


Long Jump

6.            Drake Mitchell                                 6.23m


Shot Put

2.            Corey Claiborne                               17.67m

T7.         Ryan Sheldon                                   13.46m

11.         Drake Mitchell                                 11.25m