LEXINGTON, KY- The Berea College men's track and field team traveled to Transylvania University for the Pioneer Invitational this past weekend. The men competed very well, earning a 4th place finish overall out of the 12 competing teams.
Within sprints, Anthony Boateng brought home a 9th place finish with a time of 11.39. Teammate Wynn-Jones Mbwambo came in shortly after with a time of 11.40, earning 10th place. Wesley Saintilnord then earned 8th place in the 200m with a PR and time of 22.98. Saintilnord also placed 11th in the 400m with a time of 52.92. Jason Pearson and Boubacar Cherif picked up a huge PR's in the 200m running a times of 24.89 and 25.46. Hurdler Ethan Harris placed 4th in the 400m hurdles with a time of 59.03. He was followed by Dave Bell who earned 6th place with a time of 59.60. The men's 4x100m relay team of Issac Domenech, Aaron Effoe, Anthony Boateng and Wynn-Jones Mbwambo placed 4th overall with a time of 44.59.
Emmanuel Kemei and Isaiah Dodson put on a show for the spectators in the 1500 running neck and neck down the final straight and finishing less than a half second apart. Kemei and Dodson's times of 4:00.7and 4:01.08 were both well under the stadium record. Grabbing the 8th and final scoring position in the 1500 was Casey Monti with a time of 4:16.25. Kemei brought home yet another first place finish and stadium record in the 800m with a time of 1:53.50. He was followed by Tanner Carson who earned 4th place with a time of 1:58.62. Isaiah Dodson then placed 8th with a time of 1:59.87. Sprinter Issac Domenech got out of his comfort zone and competed in the 800m. Domenech impressed the coaching staff by running a very impressive time of 2:01.80 in his 800m debut. Then in the 5k, Dylan Watkins placed 8th with a time of 16:50.25. He was followed by Jerrod Arnold who placed 11th with a time of 17:07.32, this was over a minute and ten second PR of Arnold.
Entering the field, Aaron Lange placed 6th in the javelin with a throw of 41.35m. He was followed by Robin Hauschner who threw 28.55m earning 7th place. Lange continued his success in the hammer throw with a 9th place finish, throwing 32.49m. Jeremy Wild then placed 3rd in the pole vault, with a height of 3.2m. Dave Bell brought home 2nd place in the long jump with a distance of 6.16m.
The Mountaineers ended the night with a 1st place finish in the 4x400 ran by Dave Bell, Issac Domenech, Ethan Harris, and Emmanuel Kemei with a time of 3:25.22
The men's track and field team will travel to Danville, KY this weekend to compete in the Centre Invitational. Look forward to some school records and PRs.
The full list of results can be found here: http://www.transysports.com/sports/mtrack/2015-16/files/3_26_16_pioneer_invitational_results_-1-.htm