Season Improvements and Personal Records Highlight Outdoor Track & Field's Day at AIC Invitational

Season Improvements and Personal Records Highlight Outdoor Track & Field's Day at AIC Invitational

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Southern Vermont College outdoor track & field team competed in the American International College Invitational Saturday, seeing improvements from last week's meet and eight personal records set.

Four of the eight new personal bests were first-time entries while the other four broke previous records for those runners. The Mountaineers also notched their first-ever participation in a field event as two team members did well in the long jump.

Sophomore Davante Jordan (Great Mills, Md.) ran his second career 100 meter dash, topping his time from last week by over a second with an 11.55 showing; that was good enough to place 12th in a field of 27 runners. He also registered the inaugural SVC record for the long jump with a 5.82 meter leap, placing 19th out of 32 total participants. Freshman Patrick McGovern (Cheshire, England) topped his 100 meter dash time from a week ago by nearly a whole second, finishing the sprint with a time of 11.70 to place 16th. He was a tenth of a meter off of Jordan's long jump mark with a 5.72 on his second try.

Sophomore Justin Ferguson (Broadalbin, N.Y.) ran his first-ever 1500 meter race, finishing 25th in a field of 59 with a 4:16.37. Classmate Shelby Whitman (Bennington, Vt.) topped her previous bests from last week in both the 800 meter run (2:38.95) and the 1500 meter race (5:36.70) by 2.5 and 5.5 seconds, respectively.

The Mountaineers next head over the border Saturday, April 11 to participate in the Dick Farley Invitational hosted by Williams College.

Southern Vermont Results
Men's 100 Meter Dash
Davante Jordan: 11.55 (PR)
Patrick McGovern: 11.70 (PR)

Men's 400 Meter Dash
Kenny Poteat: 58.80
Darius Wesley: 59.50 (PR)
Aden Fischer: 1:00.80

Men's 800 Meter Run
Victor Velazquez: 2:14.89
Cameron Michael Curtiss: 2:21.84

Men's 1500 Meter Run
Justin Ferguson: 4:16.37 (PR)
Victor Velazquez: 4:37.75
Cameron Michael Curtiss: 4:47.31
Corey Barcomb: 5:04.35

Men's Long Jump
Davante Jordan: 5.82M (PR)
Patrick McGovern: 5.72M (PR)

Women's 800 Meter Run
Shelby Whitman: 2:38.95 (PR)

Women's 1500 Meter Run
Shelby Whitman: 5:30.85 (PR)
Schyler McGuire: 5:54.52