April 14, 2012
Men's Track & Field Continues To Improve At Johnson C. Smith
The Belmont Abbey College Men’s Track Team continued to make gains individually, which has continued to show in the overall results of the team. This past weekend the team competed at the Johnson C Smith Invitational held near downtown Charlotte.
Leading the way was sophomore Dustin Stewart who improved by over 10’ on his own school record in the Javelin with a distance of 165’ 11” (50.57m) to finish 3rd in the event out of 20 athletes. Stewart also placed 7th out of 31 runners in the 800m Run with a time of 1:57.92. Ignatius Ginski continued his strong showings in the Discus Throw, he finished 8th of 27 in the event with a distance of 127’ 8” (38.92m).
Jean Luc Rolland had a pair of Top 10 finishes in the jumps. He placed 6th of 9 in the Triple Jump with a distance of 43’ ¼” (13.11m) and 10th of 21 in the Long Jump with a distance of 20’ 6.5” (6.26m). Teammate Steve Runciman earned a personal best in the Triple Jump with a distance of 41’ 6” (12.65m).
On the track Pat Boerjes finished 11th out of 29 runners in the 1500m, his time of 4:17.24 and team mate Martin Aucoin, won his section of the event, finishing 15th overall with a personal best of 4:21.52.
Coach Mike De Witt commented on the performances of the Crusader Men: “It was nice to be close to home, competing at JCSU, just about 15 minutes from campus, we had a nice group of parents and friends out during the day. We used the meet as preparation for this coming weekends Conference Carolinas Championships, so many of the athletes were not in the ‘best’ event. We did a good job of competing hard and showing good energy and focus across the team. It was a good meet.”