Towson, Md. (Apr. 18, 2017) --- The Hornets competed in two events over the Easter break. Most of the Hornets team went to Maryland to compete in the Towson Invitational. While a select few went further down I-95 to South Carolina for the Gamecock Invitational. DSU received tremendous showings out of their freshman in both competitions.
Freshman Adam Funkhouser had the best performance of the day for DSU. Funkhouser finished first in the Pole Vault, with a mark of 3.60 meters. This is the first time the freshman has finished in first place, during his collegiate career.
Freshman Aran Lee finished second in the Javelin event, with a throw that traveled 50.29m through the air. It was Lee’s furthest throw of his young collegiate career.
Hasan Gil, another freshman placed second in the 1500 meters (16-minutes-52.33 seconds) and finished fifth in the 5000 meters (4:21.15 seconds). His time in the 1500 meter was a career best (including indoor and outdoor times).
Junior Laray Smith finished in fourth place, with a time of 49.46 in the 400 meters. Smith time was the fastest he ever completed the event, in his three-year career.
Robert Duncan finished fifth in the discus throw, with a distance of 43.98 meters. This marks Duncan's second top five finish of the outdoor season
Junior Kiyair Lambert finished 11th in the 400 hurdles (53.95) at the Gamecock Invitational. Freshman Cameron Burgess also finished 11th in the 800 meters (1:56.66), at the same Invitational.
The quartet of Lambert, Burgess, Gerald Amobi, and Kendall Leach ran their fastest time of the year (including indoor and outdoor times) in the 4x400 (3:14.39). They finished in sixth place.
The Hornets next event will be on April 21, at the Morgan State Legacy Invitational.
|TOWSON INVITATIONAL||GAMECOCK INVITATIONAL|
|100 METERS PRELIMS||400 METERS|
|D'Andre Bridges||11.68||23||Kendall Leach||49.75||28|
|DaVonte Doward||11.91||28||800 METERS|
|200 METERS||Cameron Burgess||1:56.66||11|
|Kamau Floyd||23.11||15||Gerald Amobi||1:57.13||13|
|Julius Allen||23.67||26||400 HURDLES|
|D'Andre Bridges||23.77||29||Kiyair Lambert||53.95||11|
|DeVonte Doward||24.29||36||Imontae Parker||55.94||22|
|Roderick Brown||24.66||40||4 X 400 RELAY|
|400 METERS||Delaware State (A)||3:14.39||6|
|4 x 100 RELAY|
|4 X 400 RELAY|
|Delaware State (A)||3:26.62||6|