Successful Opening Night of Commodore Invitational

Successful Opening Night of Commodore Invitational

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont University men's track and field team completed its first day of the Commodore Invitational on Friday. 

The Bruins featured five top 20 performances, led by Senior Del Mcspadden's (Brentwood, Tenn.) ninth place finish in the weight throw. 

Other notable finishes include Senior Sean Magnuson's (Mokena, Ill.) 12th place finish in the weight throw, a 15th place finish by junior Nathan Nammour (Tampa, Fla.) and 17th place finish by freshman Ryan Teague (Double Oak, Texas) in the 200 meters, and a 13th place finish by sophomore Braden Carei (Uniontown, Pa.).

"We had a strong start today.  I was really happy with the way our athletes handled going up against such tough competition.  We're racing and throwing against the best athletes in the country.  There are several Olympians here, not to mention dozens of all-Americans.  For Del to make finals in a meet of this caliber is very impressive, and every athlete who competed tonight walked away with a very good experience that he or she can learn from.  We saw great 200s from Nate and Ryan Teague, and I think we'll see some great sprint and distance performances tomorrow from the entire squad," said Assistant Coach Joe Frye.

The track and field team will be back in action tomorrow for day two of the Commodore Invitational.

Friday Results

Belmont-Only Results

High Jump

7. Jacob Spalding 1.85m

Long Jump

13. Stuart Landis 6.10m

14. Drake Mitchell 6.00 m

16. Ryan Lipe NM

Pole Vault

13. Braden Carei 4.55m

Weight Throw

9. Del McSpadden 17.36 m

12. Sean Magnuson 15.93m

16. Stephen Gibson 14.15m

17. Corey Caiborne NM

200 Meters

15. Nathan Nammour 22.31

17. Ryan Teague 22.48

24. Christian Barber 22.94

30. Seth Randall 23.40

33. Joe Maniscalco 23.95