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Track and Field Posts Big Marks in Split Action Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Belmont Track and Field teams turned in several strong performances on Friday at both the University of Tennessee Sea Ray Relays and the Boston-Moon Classic hosted by Tennessee State.

In the 800m in Knoxville, junior Erick Kigen (Eldoret, Kenya) finished second (1:51.59) while sophomore Eamonn Kichuk (Unionville, Ont., Canada) took 12th (1:55.08).

The opening day of the Boston-Moon Classic saw the Bruins continue their record shattering pace.  Junior Clare Sobon (Somerset, N.J.) broke the program record in the hammer throw with her PR mark of 158', helping her to secure third place in the event.  After turning in a strong performance at the Sea Ray Relays the day before in the hammer, junior Austin Landis (Victor, Mont.) went on to take second place in the event with a toss of 175'.

"Today proved to be another day of progress," said Associate Head Coach Cameron Harvey. "Clare had a 2m PR in the hammer, and Austin came back to record another solid mark.  Libby Cooper also had a great day in pole vault, getting a big personal best.  Tomorrow's events should be just as exciting."

Field events resume at 9 a.m. on Saturday while track events are slated to begin at 10 a.m. at Tennessee State's Ed Temple Track.  Admission is $5 per adult for each day of the event.  Youth ages 6-17 will be charged $3 and children ages five and under will be admitted free.