Gallaudet indoor track season begins at Frank Colden Invitational

Gallaudet's Jaquan Thomas performs the shot put. He is wearing a gray colored t-shirt. the shot put is in the palm of his right hand. He is about to throw the shot with all his might.

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The Gallaudet University men's track and field program began its indoor schedule here Saturday at the Frank Colden Invitational hosted by Ursinus College. The meet featured no team scores.

Freshman Eric Gregory (Metairie, La.) led the way with two top seven finishes. In the 60-meter dash preliminaries he finished fourth with a time of 7.07 seconds in a fast 10th heat, where two other runners made the finals. In the finals, Gregory placed seventh with a time of 7.18 seconds. Rutgers-Camden's Cameron Dobbin won the final in 6.94 seconds.

Gregory followed that with a sixth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (23.34). Senior Toraneau Varice (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) was 13th (23.70) while junior Kai Christenberry (Birmingham, Ala.) was a distant 41st (25.96).

In the 60-meter hurdles, senior Michael Haynes (Olivette, Mo.) qualified for the finals with a time of 9.05 seconds. In the final, he improved his time but finished eighth (9.02) out of 12 sprinters. Junior Deven Martin from Georgian Court University (Division II) won the final in 8.39 seconds.

Freshman Dmitri Lofton was GU's top jumper as he finished 20th in the long jump (5.78 meters). Junior JaQuan Thomas (Mdiway, Ga.) was 24th in the shot put (10.73 meters). 

BISON TRACKS

  • Gallaudet's 4x200 meter relay finished sixth (1:38.61)
  • GU's 4x400 meter relay was eighth (3:48.69)
  • Varice was 14th in the 60-meter dash prelims (7.33)

UP NEXT
Gallaudet will head to Maryland's Eastern Shore next week to compete in the Eastern Shore Invite/Combined Events Meet hosted by UMES in Princess Anne, Md., on Feb. 8-9.