SALISBURY, Md. – The 2012 season for the Gallaudet University men’s track and field team got underway Saturday at the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet hosted by Salisbury University on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Bison finished fifth out of nine teams in the opening outdoor meet.
Gallaudet accumulated 28 team points, 16 came from its two relay teams, as the Bison finished ahead of Middlesex Community College (26 points), Stevenson University (25), Salisbury University Alumni (24) and Johns Hopkins University (14), who only had two participants at the meet. The host Sea Gulls from Salisbury University won the meet with 280 points to crush the field. Shenandoah University sat in second place with 118 points followed by Hood College (101) and Gloucester County (93).
The Bison won the 4x100 meter relay in 44.60 seconds as the team comprised of junior Shawn Gordon-Davis (Union City, Ga.), junior Darius Flowers (Birmingham, Ala.), freshman Vianney Boum Yamb (Silver Spring, Md.) and freshman Michael Haynes (Granite City, Ill.). The first three legs of the 4x100 relay ran in the 4x400 meter relay as sophomore Chris Davis (Stillwater, Okla.) joined Gordon-Davis, Boum Yamb and Flowers as they placed third (3:32.77).
When the 4x100 relay was taking place the triple jump event began. Flowers had to hustle over to the field event after the race. Unfortunately, Flowers fouled during the event and didn’t record any distance or points for the Bison after being rushed between the two events.
Boum Yamb, in his debut with the Bison, finished fourth overall in the 200 meter dash (23.53 seconds) while Haynes placed fourth in the 110 meter hurdles (16.03). Gordon-Davis was seventh in the 100 meter dash (11.72).
The Bison are off for Spring Break and will next compete on Saturday, March 24, in Bridgewater, Va., at the Dr. Harry GM Jopson Invite on the campus of Bridgewater College.