MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The Augusta University men's outdoor track and field team finished the Mount Olive Trojan Challenge in fourth place in Mount Olive, N.C. It was the third meet of the year for the Jaguars. Augusta set two new school records.
Hosted by the University of Mount Olive, the Trojan Challenge featured six competing teams. UMO won their event with 230 points and Slippery Rock took second with 217 points. UNC Pembroke placed third (141), Augusta fourth (89), Barton fifth (38), and Coker sixth (24).
AU's 4x100 meter relay team of Albert Acheampong, Justin Harrison, Kudakwashe Nyahuma, and Ryan White finished second out of six groups in 42.53. They set the new school record for the Jaguars – besting the 2015 mark. Nyahuma nearly won the 100 meter race, but took second out of 31 sprinters with a time of 10.77. Harrison finished 11th (11.10) and White, Andy Constant, and Acheampong placed 19th, 20th, and 21st.
Jaguar sophomore Daniel Broadhead dominated the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:49.85 – besting second place by 10 seconds. Broadhead shattered the school record time and now owns the steeplechase for Augusta.
Augusta heads to Atlanta, Ga., for the Emory Classic March 24-25.
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