SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Gallaudet University men's track and field team participated Saturday in the 11th annual Paul Kaiser Classic hosted by Shippensburg University in Seth Grove Stadium where nearly 30 teams and over 1,500 student-athletes competed.
Senior Vianney Boum-Yamb (Silver Spring, Md.) was the top performer for the Bison as he finished fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.55 seconds. He finished eighth in the 100-meter dash with a fast time of 11.17 seconds. Boum-Yamb ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay that finished 12th with a time of 3:35.17. Freshman Toraneau Varice (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) led things off and he passed the baton off to junior Alex Close (Tallahassee, Fla.) followed by Boum-Yamb and freshman Lorenzo Fuller (Miami, Fla.) brought it home.
Close finished 42nd in the 800-meter run as he crossed the finish line in 2:01.06. Freshman Dylan Rich (Brockton, Mass.) was 19th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:23.58) and sophomore John Isaacson (Clive, Iowa) was 22nd in the 400-meter hurdles (1:02.39).
In the field events, junior Rood Metellus (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) placed 24th in the triple jump with a leap of 11.42 meters which edged freshman teammate Antoine McKinney (Racine, Wis.) in 28th place (11.06 meters). Freshman Montray Roberts (Dallas, Texas) was 28th in the long jump (5.65 meters) followed by Metellus (5.49 meters). Junior Nicholas Wilczynski (Hampton, Va.) was 32nd in the hammer throw with a top toss of 29.19 meters.
This was the final meet of the season and marks Senior Day for Boum-Yamb, who has been a four-year letterwinner and is a school record holder as a member of the 4x400 relay team when they set the time of 3:23.98 on April 13, 2013. He also holds three school indoor records for the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.99 seconds, the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.63 seconds and was part of the 4x200 meter relay team.