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Meet Day for the Bruins!

Meet Day for the Bruins!

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - - It's meet day for the Belmont Bruins, as they compete today and tomorrow in the Thundering Herd Invitational hosted by Marshall University.

The Bruins are coming off of a week in which many personal records and a school record was broken. 

At the Vanderbilt Invitational, freshman Noah Grimm beat the school record for high jump, clearing the bar at 2.03 meters high. 

Coach Kate Bucknam had more to say on Noah Grimm's performance:

"The highlight for our meet in that young talent group is Noah Grimm coming out and setting the school record in the high jump. I think that is huge moving forward, and I think that goes to show the younger kids on the team that, 'Hey we can compete in this.'"

Along with Noah Grimm's school record, several athletes for both the women and men set personal records for themselves. 

For the women, it was junior Kortney Schardt in the 3000 meter run, sophomore Payton Barlow in the 400 meter dash, and sophomore Jeanette Morley for the high jump.

For the men, it was junior Aidan Thompson in the 3000 meter run, and junior Christian Gonzales in the 800 meter dash, along with freshman Jacob McLeod winning the 5000 meter run.

The Bruins will face a new challenge as they go up against three OVC schools in Jacksonville State and Austin Peay, and Eastern Kentucky.

The Bruins begin the first event today at 5:30 in the Chris Cline Athletics Complex. Results can be found at https://kvtfoa.net/Results/.