LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Gallaudet University men’s track and field team had its final tune-up before the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference championships on Saturday as the Bison participated in the Lynchburg College Classic. There was no team scores kept at the meet. The men were busy with the sprints and throwing events throughout the day.
In the throwing events, senior Joshua Doudt (Medina, Ohio) finished 14th in the hammer with a toss of 94 feet, 10 inches (28.90 meters) and was 18th in the shot put with a heave of 34 feet and nine and a half inches. Freshman teammate Kevin Allen (Houston, Texas) was 18th in the hammer (20.53 meters) and 20th in the shot put (10.33 meters). Three different Bison tried their hand at the javelin as freshmen Shawn Self (Colbert, Ga.), Mike Atwood (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Kenneth Montanez (Brentwood, Tenn.) finished 17th, 18th and 19th respectively. Self led the way with a throw of 99 feet (30.17 meters).
Freshman Phillip Hayes (Baton Rouge, La.) finished 19th in the long jump as he jumped over 18 feet (5.73 meters). Hayes was also the top Bison to finish in the 100-meter dash preliminaries. He placed 24th overall with a time of 11.98 seconds. Freshman Shelby Bean (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was on Hayes’ heels in 26th place (12.42 seconds). Montanez (13.52 seconds) and Self (15.77 seconds) finished 30th and 31st overall, respectively.
Bean was the top finisher for Gallaudet in the 400-meter dash as he crossed the finish line in 56.10 seconds. Atwood was 25th overall (57.58 seconds) and Kelvin Lunn (Cincinnati, Ohio) was 26th (58.44 seconds). Atwood also ran in the 800-meter dash where he finished 27th overall (2:23.16). Finally, freshman Max Wilding (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was 17th in the 5,000-meter run (18:03.10).
GU will compete in its last CAC Track and Field Championship on Saturday, April 17, in Salisbury, Md. The meet hosted by Salisbury University is slated to get underway at 10 a.m.