NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Belmont Bruins will make its return to Vanderbilt University to compete in the Vanderbilt Invitational from Friday, January 18 to Saturday, January 19. This is the first official meet of the indoor track season.
Associate Head Coach, Cameron Harvey, is wanting to focus more on how well each athlete does individually, as he knows his team is more geared towards the outdoor season.
"For indoor season, we focus more on individual goals than team goals just because our team is a little bit more built towards the outdoor season," says Coach Harvey. "Really we use indoor season to try to get that confidence up, try to get some solid marks, hit some goals, and try to take that rolling in the outdoor season."
The Bruins have had quite a bit of time since their last meet on December 1 of 2018, in which two of the Bruins finished number 1 in the events they competed in.
Junior Christian Gonzales finished first in the 600 Meters in the previous meet and will be looking to maintain his strong start into the indoor season.
Junior Braden Carei also finished number 1 for the Bruins in the Pole Vault at the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener, already beginning his impressive comeback since being sidelined back in 2017 due to undergoing surgery. He will be a key athlete to keep an eye on.
Making his indoor debut is Freshman Jacob McLeod, who will be competing in the 5000 Meters. Though he did not compete in the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener, McLeod is coming off of a historic cross country season, in which he won OVC Freshman of the Year, and competed in nationals.
The Bruins will begin the day Friday at 4:00 P.M and will have the final event at 8:50 P.M. The results of the meet can be found on http://www.cfpitiming.com/liveresults/2019_Indoor/Vandy_Invite_2019/.