Raising The Bar

Raising The Bar

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont University men's track and field team capped off a successful indoor season at the OVC Indoor Championship bringing home five medals on the weekend. 

Saturday, the Bruins added three medals to their count.

Sophomore Braden Carei (Uniontown, Pa.) secured the Bruins' only gold medal of the weekend when he cleared 4.91 meters in the pole vault.  This was Carei's season best and a personal record jump.  Junior Ryan Lipe (Franklin, Tenn.) finished seventh in the event.

Lipe also notched a third place finish by boasting a season high score in the heptathlon.  Lipe held the top conference score coming into this weekend's championship.  Teammate junior Stuart Landis (Victor, Mont.) finished the event just behind Lipe in the fourth place spot.

The 60 meter hurdles were also a medal winning event for the Bruins with junior Caleb Corprew (Midwest City, Okla.) boasting a huge personal record.  Corprew's time of 8.17 seconds gave him the third place finish. 

The Belmont 4x400 meter relay team came into the meet with momentum coming off of a school record race at the Music City Challenge that was the second best conference time, but finished in fifth place this weekend with a time of 3:35.61.

Sprinters junior Nathan Nammour (Tampa, Fla.) and Freshman Ryan Teague (Double Oak, Texas) finished sixth and seventh respectively in the 400 meter dash.

Senior Sean Magnuson (Mokena, Ill.) capped off his weekend with a seventh place finish in the shot put. 

The Bruins had two athletes with top eight finishes in the mile run.  Freshman Matt Edwards (Glamorgan, Wales, UK) finished in sixth place and teammate junior Matthew Blivin (Durham, N.C.) clocked in at the eighth place spot. 

Distance runner junior Luke Evans (Columbus, Ohio) put together a nice 3,000 meter race with a time of 8:31.73 giving him the seventh place finish.

"I'm proud of the way we came out and competed this weekend.  It was never going to be easy, but we walked into the building with a fighting chance and we gave it our best shot. We're making our presence known in the OVC bit by bit, and if we can all channel whatever Braden was on today for the future, we can continue raising the bar for what to expect from ourselves.  We're very excited for the outdoor season," said Assistant Coach Joe Frye.

The Bruins will be back in action Mar. 18 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Atlanta, Ga.

Full Results

Belmont-Only Results

Heptathlon 60m Dash

5. Ryan Lipe 7.39

7. Stuart Landis 7.51 

Heptathlon Long Jump

5. Ryan Lipe 6.32m

7. Stuart Landis 6.11m 

Heptathlon Shot Put

1. Stuart Landis 11.95m

5. Ryan Lipe 10.20m 

Heptathlon High Jump

5. Ryan Lipe 1.84m

8. Stuart Landis 1.75m

Heptathlon 60m Hurdles

3. Ryan Lipe 8.56

5. Stuart Landis 9.12

Heptathlon Pole Vault

2. Ryan Lipe 3.99m

3. Stuart Landis 3.89m

Heptathlon 1000m

4. Stuart Landis 3:00.05

5. Ryan Lipe 3:02.82

Heptathlon

3. Ryan Lipe 4662

4. Stuart Landis 4479 

Long Jump

11. Drake Mitchell 7.01m

Shot Put

7. Sean Magnuson 15.91m

10. Corey Claiborne 15.76m

12. Stephen Gibson 14.74m

Triple Jump

14. Drake Mitchell 12.93m

Weight Throw

2. Del McSpadden 18.35m

7. Sean Magnuson 16.52m

10. Corey Claiborne 15.76m

12. Stephen Gibson 14.74 

High Jump

5. Jacob Spalding 1.92m

9. Drake Mitchell 1.92m

Pole Vault

1.  Braden Carei 4.91m

7. Ryan Lipe 3.71m

4,000m DMR

3. Belmont 10:11.59 

4x400m Relay

5. Belmont 3:25.61 

5000m Run

7. Kaleb McLeod 14:43.50

9. Chase Ballard 15:00.08

10. Kaden Eaton 15:00.57 

One Mile Run

6. Matthew Edwards 4:14.54

8. Matt Blivin 4:19.89

11. Jackson Grzymkowski 4:23.92 

400m Dash

6. Nathan Nammour 49.54

7. Ryan Teague 49.56 

60m Hurdles

3. Caleb Corprew 8.17

800m Run

5. Jackson Grzymkowski 1:56.13

6. Ben Weisel 1:56.31

3000m Run

7. Luke Evans 8:31.73

10. Kaleb McCleod 8:41.77

11. Anthony Didion 8:44.29

14. Matthew Edwards 8:53.22