NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont University men's track and field team opened up its indoor season on Saturday at the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener held at the school's Multipurpose Facility in Nashville.
Competing in 11 events, the Bruins featured five top 10 performances, led by sophomore Braden Carei's first place finish in the pole vault. Overall several Belmont competitors finished with strong marks in its season-opening event.
Carei had a memorable day as he finished with 4.60m in the pole vault, an indoor program record for Belmont. Also recording a program best mark was freshman Ryan Teague, who recorded a 49.94 in the 400-meter dash.
Junior Ryan Lipe registered a personal best mark of 8.54 in the 60-meter hurdles en route to a seventh place overall finish.
"There's a lot that goes into the fall semester of training and it was great to see results like we got today. Most notably Braden Carei, Del McSpadden, and Ryan Teague were looking really sharp today. Our newcomers and freshmen as a whole got a lot out of this meet. We're looking forward to the rest of the indoor season, and hopefully we can carry the momentum from this week into January and February," said Assistant Coach Joe Frye.
The track and field teams will now take a break for exams and the Christmas holidays before returning to the track on January 13-14 at Commodore Invitational at Vanderbilt.
15. Christian Barber 23.05
12. Drake Mitchell 6.14m
1. Braden Carei 4.60m