LEXINGTON, Ky. - - Belmont University men's track and field student-athletes Caleb Corprew (Midwest City, Okla.) and Nathan Nammour (Tampa, Fla.) took part in Day 1 of the 2017 NCAA Track & Field East Regional meet at the University of Kentucky.
The dynamic duo claimed OVC championships two weekends ago and made history in becoming the first male sprinters ever to represent Belmont at regionals.
Corprew, eying a post in the neighborhood of his season-best qualfying time in the 400 meter hurdles, was placed in Heat 3 alongside notables TJ Holmes of Florida and Gregory Chiles of Virginia Tech.
The junior came home in 53.63 to miss out on the quarterfinal round.
Though storms came through Kentucky to delay preliminary field events, Nammour was undeterred. In cool conditions for the 400 meters, the sophomore attacked the track in a highly-competitive Heat 5 and delivered a time of 48.03.
Yet with slightly faster paces in earlier races, after waiting out the final heat, Nammour narrowly missed out on the quarterfinal round by 49-hundredths of a second.
Corprew and Nammour will lead the Bruin track program into 2018.