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Men's Track & Field Faces Elite Field at Camel City

chris moore rounding the turn in salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Bridgewater College men's track & field team faced a challenging field in the opening day of competition at the Camel City Invitational.

The meet includes teams from all three Divisions, including major Division I schools like Duke, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Davonta Womack placed in the top-10 of three different events. He was third overall in the 60 meters in 6.94, with Dirk Jones placing 23rd (7.13).

Womack won his heat in the 200 meters, finishing eighth overall in 22.40. James Mayo (23.55) placed 34th and Anthony Lovelace (23.70) was 36th.

Womack added his third top-10 performance in the long jump, leaping 6.33m/20'9.25" (ninth overall). Chase Rosenthal was 12th (6.18m/20'3.5"), and Jones was 22nd (5.73m/18'9.75").

Rosenthal made the finals of the 60m hurdles, placing eighth in 8.71. He ran 8.53 in the prelims. John Gieseler (9.19) was 21st in the event.

In distance events, Jamie Hiegel placed 17th in the 3000m in 8:42.40. Christopher Moore was 26th in the 800m (2:04.14) and Johnny Haizel-Cobbina placed 36th in the mile in 4:32.06.

In the weight throw, Corey Huffman placed 16th (12.04m/39'6") and Michael Lotts was 19th (10.54m/34'7"). Rashon Davis cleared 1.85m/6'0.75" in the high jump on his final attempt at that height.

The meet will continue tomorrow with more track events, along with the shot put and triple jump. Saturday will also feature several Elite events that feature Olympians such as 800/1500 medalist Nick Willis.