Titles, Records and Awards Galore for Men’s Track and Field at A-10 Indoor Championships
FAIRFAX, Va. – Davidson Men’s Track and Field had themselves a day at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships, breaking meet records, earning titles and walking away with the 2022 Indoor Coach of the Year in Renny Waldron and his staff. The ‘Cats made history with their second-place overall finish with 119 points – the highest finish in program history.
“This was a tremendous weekend for our program,” Waldron said. “The guys competed their hearts out and fought all the way through, from the first event to the last. Everyone played a part in the team’s success. They have so much to be proud of.”
The team overall won four A-10 titles over the course of the two-day competition: Josh Hardin in the 400m, Joe dos Reis in the mile, Jayden Smith in the 60H and the DMR squad of Owen Drometer, Cory Gaither, Ben Gordon-Sniffen and Joe dos Reis. Those four earned the A-10 title in the DMR while also setting the new A-10 indoor meet record with their time of 9:56.25.
While Hardin sat on top of the podium in the 400m, he also took third in the 200m with his time of 22.05. He was named the Most Outstanding Rookie Performer for his performance.
In the 60H, Smith and Gaither went one and two while Jordan Benson and Bryce Anthony took fourth and fifth place. Benson set new PRs in the hurdles and the high jump over the weekend, taking the silver in the high jump and tied the school record. Anthony took second in the men’s Heptathlon after setting the new school record, but new PR’s in the pole vault, 60H, long jump and 1000m. He has already broken his own previous school record once this year, but did it again with 5,018 points – a huge increase from his previous 4,843 mark from this season.
Two more ‘Cats set new school records as well. Gordon-Sniffen ran the 1000m in 2:28.67 in the prelims on Saturday but beat his own time on Sunday at 2:28.18. Dylan Ameres broke Jack Curtin’s previous record in the triple jump with a mark of 14.26m.
To see the list of full results from the meet, follow this link.