GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Belmont University men's track and field team kicked off competition at the Florida relays on Thursday.
Three Bruins competed Thursday night, all in the 5000 meter run.
Junior Kaden Eaton (Columbus, Ind.) led the Bruins with his 14th place finish clocking in with a time of 14:45.87. Teammate junior Anthony Didion (LaPorte, Ind.) finished the race with a time of 14:51.37 and freshman Matt Edwards (Glamorgan, Wales, UK) clocked in at 14:53.53. Didion and Edwards finished 22nd and 26th respectively.
Belmont will have athletes competing in four events Friday including the 400 meter dash, 400 meter hurdles, 4X400 Meter Relay, and the 1500 Meter run.
The meet will be broadcast on WatchESPN on Friday from 11 to 3 p.m. central time.
"The guys put in a hard honest effort tonight. Overall I was pretty happy with how the guys ran. Kaden ran a solid race and was close to a personal best. Matt was on his way to a great race, but unfortunately couldn't hold it together at the end. I'm sure he's going to really improve when we run it again. Anthony showed solid potential in his first ever 5K. Definitely promising performances this early in the season," said Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Jeff Langdon.
14. Kaden Eaton 14:45.87
22. Anthony Didion 14:51.37
26. Matthew Edwards 14:53.53