Men’s Track and Field Builds Momentum at Final Day of Charlotte Invitational
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.
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).
3. Rafi DeGenero – 1:59.23
2. Owen Lekki – 4:00.70
7. Jack Stajos – 15.62m
2. Nick Tompkins – 1.98m
8. Nick Masterman – 48.90m
3. Jack Curtin – 14.54m