Augusta Takes Third To Start Year At Columbus State

Augusta Takes Third To Start Year At Columbus State

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Augusta University men's outdoor track and field team started the 2017 campaign on Saturday at the Columbus State Cougar Invitational  and finished in third place out of seven squads.

Augusta was highlighted by two first-place finishes to begin the year. Senior veteran thrower Daniel Langston gave the Jags a first-place showing in the shot put with a distance of 12.30m and sophomore Kudakwashe Nyahuma dominated the 100 meter dash. Nyahuma won with a time of 11.08 to best the 15-man field.


Host Columbus State won their event, Montevallo grabbed second, Augusta third, Morehouse fourth, Central State fifth, Tuskegee sixth, and Fort Valley State seventh.


In the discus, Freshman Anthony Mounzer took fourth (33.80m) Langston fifth (30.80m), graduate Austin Wofford sixth (30.44m), and junior Taylor Coxwell seventh (30.18m). Coxwell also placed fourth in the 400 meter hurdles.


Junior Dylan Forester paced himself to fourth place in the 3000 meter race with a time of 9:16.82, while Josh Thompson and Noah Hullett took sixth and seventh, and Zach Hill 10th for the Jags.


Thompson finished the 1500 meter race in 4:17.04 to pace Augusta and place seventh overall, while Forester snuck into the top 10 and earned ninth in 4:18.63.


On the sprint side, Andrew Folk fought for sixth out of 18 racers in the 400 meter dash. Behind Nyahuma in first place for the 100 meter, Augusta's Ryan White, Albert Acheampong, and Andy Constant eighth through 10th.


Augusta heads to Pembroke, N.C., on Friday, March 3 for the UNCP Braves Classic.


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