Bruins Achieve Success in Opening Act

Bruins Achieve Success in Opening Act

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.

Del McSpadden notched a first place finish in the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 18.02m while Stephen Gibson also finished with a personal best in the event with a 15.71m.

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.

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Belmont-only Results
60m Dash
12. Matt Walker 7.22
14. Christian Barber 7.25
19. Joe Maniscalco 7.39

60m Hurdles
7. Ryan Lipe 8.54
9. Alex Miller 8.69
12. Drake Mitchell 8.79

200m Dash
15. Christian Barber 23.05

400m Dash
12. Ryan Teague 49.94
17. Andrew Garcia 50.29
20. Christian Crenshaw 50.57
22. Kaden Kieffer 50.75
33. Seith Randall 53.55

800m Run
6. Christian Gonzales 1:58.60
9. Matt Dsida 2:00.79 

4x400m Relay
4. Belmont 3:22.28

High Jump
Drake Mitchell 1.90m
11. Ryan Lipe 1.85m
12. Jacob Spalding 1.80m

Long Jump
12. Drake Mitchell 6.14m

Pole Vault
1. Braden Carei 4.60m

Shot Put
13. Sean Magnuson 15.33m
17. Corey Claiborne 15.00m
19. Stephen Gibson 13.81m
25. Stuart Landis 11.74m

Weight Throw
1. Del McSpadden 18.02m
5. Sean Magnuson 16.02m
6. Stephen Gibson 15.71m
11. Corey Claiborne 14.48m
14. Chris Borduk 11.41m