Lance Sets Personal Best to Place First in 55 Meter Dash at Lynchburg
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Senior Keith Lance finished second in his preliminary heat and then tied for first place in the finals for the 55 meter dash at the Lynchburg College meet on Wednesday evening.
The Landover, Md. native crossed the finish line in 6.83 seconds in the preliminaries, finishing second and receiving a berth to the final round. With a time of 6.79 seconds, Lance turned in his top time this season, beating his personal best. The senior finished in a tie for first place along with Lynchburg's Zachary Kezar.
In the 200 meter dash, junior Daryus Beale took home first place with a time of 24.20 seconds.
Junior Ben Martindell and Beale were the Eagles top competitors in the 55 meter hurdles and finished 1-2 in the event. Beale crossed the line with a time of 8.08 seconds to claim first, followed closely by Martindell who finished with a time of 8.20 seconds to receive the runner-up spot.
With a leap of 5 feet, 11 ¼ inches, freshman Pete Monteleone placed second in the high jump event. Fellow freshman Bryan Kenward competed in the event as well and finished right behind Monteleone in third place with a best of 5 feet, 10 inches.
In the long jump event, Bridgewater claimed four out of the top five finishes, including 1-2. Freshman Ethan McBryde posted a final mark of 20 feet, 8 ½ inches to place first, followed by Monteleone in the runner-up spot with a leap of 20 feet, 3 inches. Freshman Adam Butler finished in fourth place with a final measure of 18 feet, 7 ¾ inches, while freshman Terrence Chambers took home fifth place with a best of 17 feet, 9 ¾ inches.
A native of Fredericksburg, Va., senior Eugene Cummings finished in the number one spot in the triple jump event with a jump of 43 feet, 5 ¾ inches.
In the shot put event, junior Jack Barchock was the top finisher for the Eagles. The Newark, Del. native launched the shot 39 feet, 11 ½ inches and claimed ninth place. Fellow sophomore Ronnie Mongold finished right behind Barchock in tenth place, posting a distance of 38 feet, 8 ¼ inches.
Barchock also competed in the weight throw event and finished as Bridgewater's top entrant. With a throw of 37 feet, 1 ¾ inches, the junior received sixth place. Senior Colby Shiver earned seventh place with a final throw of 35 feet, 9 ¼ inches.
Bridgewater is back in action on this Saturday at the VMI Winter Relays in Lexington, Va. Start time is set for 8:30 a.m.