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Men’s Track and Field Breaks Records in Boston

by | Feb 13, 2023

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BOSTON, Mass. – The Davidson men’s track and field team competed at Boston University’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Saturday and broke three school records. Jayden Smith snapped his own program record in the 60-meter hurdles then captured Davidson’s best time in the 200 meters. Charlie Siebert and Josh Hardin capped the day with a new program records in the 5,000 and 400 meters respectively.

Jayden Smith continued to impress in his second collegiate season. The sophomore qualified for the 60-meter finals with the second-fastest time in the prelims with a 7.83. He followed that up later in the afternoon with a second-place finish and a new program-record time of 7.76. This surpassed his previous record of 7.78 which he set back on January 20th and solidifies his spot atop the Atlantic 10. 

Shortly after this record run, Smith competed in the 200 meters and snapped the Wildcats’ indoor record by running a 21.83. This was good for a top-25 finish in the meet and broke the previous program-best time of 21.91 set back in 2019. This time also puts Smith within the top-five on the A-10 Indoor Performance List.

In the 400 meters, veteran Josh Hardin also turned in a record-breaking performance. The junior from Bluff City, Tenn., ran a time of 47.99 to finish inside the top-15 in a field of over 250 entries. This time snapped the previous record of 48.51 set in 2019 and ranks second in the conference.

Charlie Siebert also ran his way into the Davidson record book in the 5,000 meters on Saturday when he finished in 14:22.15. This time ranks Siebert 11th in the Atlantic 10 and snapped the school record which stood since 2013. 

The Davidson men’s track and field team will look to continue their strong indoor season next weekend at South Carolina’s USC Open on Friday, February 17.

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