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Track and Field Wraps Vandy Black and Gold with More Strong Performances

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Despite rainy conditions, the Belmont Track and Field teams churned out more great performances on the final day of the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational on Saturday.

BU excelled in the field events yet again on the second day of competition.  Junior Austin Landis (Victor, Mont.) toppled another Belmont record in the javelin with his hurl of 60.63m (198' 11.25").  His mark earned him second place in the event.  Freshman Wayne Williams (Nashville, Tenn.) finished second in a deep long jump field with a mark of 6.80m (22' 3.75").

In the running events, the Bruines continued to reign with top times.  Junior Erick Kigen (Eldoret, Kenya) notched a second place finish in the 800m with a time of 1:52.80 while sophomore Emily Davis (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) took fourth in the 400m with a time of 56.83.

"We had a ton of great performances these past two days," said Belmont's Director of Cross Country and Track & Field.  "Austin Landis had a remarkable weekend. It's amazing to see an athlete excel in two extremely different events. He could very well be a national qualifier in either hammer or javelin... or both."

Belmont returns to action April 4-5 at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.