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
Name Time Place   Name Time Place
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
Laray Smith 49.46 4        
Kamau Floyd 52.32 22        
Julius Allen 54.42 28        
800 METERS            
Hanqaamo Lintiso 1:58.66 8        
1500 METERS            
Hasan Gill 4:21.15 5        
Seth Danjoint 4:30.32 12        
5000 METERS            
Hasan Gill 16:52.53 2        
Seth Danjoint 17:32.47 3        
110 HURDLES            
Trenson Terry 17.71 9        
4 x 100 RELAY            
Delaware State 44.38 5        
4 X 400 RELAY            
Delaware State (A) 3:26.62 6        
POLE VAULT            
Name Distance Place        
Adam  Funkhouser 3.60m 1        
LONG JUMP            
Trenson Terry 5.79m 13        
Roderick Brown 5.70m 15        
Karim Beatty 5.56m 16        
Robert Duncan 43.98m 5        
Aran Lee 23.14m 14        
Aran Lee 50.29m 2        
Robert Duncan 25.21m 14        
Delaware State