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Men’s Track and Field Builds Momentum at Final Day of Charlotte Invitational

by | Apr 30, 2023

Bryce Anthony – screenshot from [no photo credit listed]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  Eight Wildcats competed on the final day of the Charlotte Invitational, and all eight ‘Cats finished inside the top-ten of their respective events.

The duo of Bryce Anthony and Isaac Bynum made waves in the 400 hurdles as they each finished in the top-five. Anthony crossed the line in second with a time of 51.11 which gives him the second-fastest qualifying time in the Atlantic 10 while Bynum ran a personal-best 52.35 to move to third-fastest in the conference ahead of next weekend’s championships.

In field events, Nick Tompkins grabbed a second-place finish in the high jump when he cleared the bar at 1.98-meters. Tompkins, a junior from Naples, Fla., cleared 2.04 meters at the VertKlasse Meeting which gives him a top-five A-10 mark.

Jack Curtin also boosted his stock ahead of next weekend as he finished third place in the long jump with a season-long mark of 14.54 meters. This was the junior’s best jump since recording a 14.74 at last year’s outdoor championships. He now sits sixth in the A-10.

Jack Stajos also turned in a season-best in the shot put for the Wildcats. Stajos recorded a throw of 15.62 meters to take seventh at the meet and move from the top ten to fifth in the league.

Owen Lekki and Rafi DeGenero each turned in top-five performances as Lekki finished second in the 1500-meters with a mark of 4:00.70, and DeGenero took third in the 800 with a time of 1:59.23.

The Wildcats will now set their sights on the Atlantic 10 Championships which will take place in Amherst, Mass. on Saturday and Sunday (May 6 and 7).

Charlotte Invitational
2. Bryce Anthony – 51.11
4. Isaac Bynum – 52.35

3. Rafi DeGenero – 1:59.23

2. Owen Lekki – 4:00.70

Shot Put
7. Jack Stajos – 15.62m

High Jump
2. Nick Tompkins – 1.98m

8. Nick Masterman – 48.90m

Triple Jump
3. Jack Curtin – 14.54m

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