Men's Track and Field Takes Fifth at Mountain Laurel Twilight Invitational

Men's Track and Field Takes Fifth at Mountain Laurel Twilight Invitational

The Oglethorpe men's track and field team finished fifth Friday evening at the Mountain Laurel Twilight Invitational, accumulating a total of 50 points to finish behind just Emory, Birmingham-Southern and Berry among Division III competition.

The Stormy Petrels were led on the evening by freshmen Marcus Alvarez and Chris Williams. Alvarez won both the 200 and 400 meter races. He won the former with a personal record time of 21.97 seconds, and took home the latter in 49.29. Meanwhile, Williams placed on all three jumping events. He finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 40 feet, 4 inches; then finished fourth in both the high jump (5-8.75) and the long jump (20-3.5).

Elsewhere, freshman Deauntee McDuffie finished fifth in the pole vault (11-5.75), freshman Justin Hazel came in fifth in the 400 (51.12), sophomore Jonathan Vernon set a personal record with a 4:15.84 in the 1500 meters to finish 7th,  and senior Robert Goldin finished seventh in the javelin throw (123-1).

"I'm pleased with the way the team performed today," said Oglethorpe head coach Kirk Shellhouse. "It was good to get a look at the venue we'll compete at for the conference meet next week, and we got some outstanding performances from up and down our roster today. I think we'll all looking forward to coming back here next weekend for the SAA Championships!"

The Petrels will be back in Sewanee on April 20 and 21 for the SAA Track and Field Championships.