MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The Augusta University men's outdoor track & field team finished in second place out of 15 teams at the Trojan Challenge, hosted by the University of Mount Olive, March 29-30.
In the third meet of the season, the Jaguars started competition on Friday and wrapped up the event Saturday.
Augusta sophomore Derrian Wright won the 800 meter race in 1:56.39, while freshmen Kai Brickey and Josh DePeaza took fourth and fifth. Jaguar sophomore Zatrick Pearce and Xavier Allen finished second and third in the 400 meter dash and Pearce also finished second in the 200 meter. Sophomore Josh Hewing crossed the 400-meter finish line in fourth place and sophomore Sean McCreary ninth.
The Jaguars won the javelin throw with freshman Alex Rountree taking first place in 38.25 and freshman Tremon Hatton grabbed sixth in 34.29m. Augusta also took first in the 1500 meter run when sophomore Jacob Poston won in 4:00.68.
Freshman Kai Brickey placed fourth in the 1500m (4:09.01) and freshman Ryan Gallagher 10th (4:18.83) for the Jags. AU senior Dylan Forester placed second overall in the 10K on Saturday with a time of 32:01.88 and rookie Hans Troyer gave the team a seventh place showing in the 5000 meter and
In the 4x100 meter relay, Sean McCreary, Andre Walker, Joshua Hewing, and Zatrick Pearce earned a third-place finish in 42.01. Wright, Allen, Hewing, and Pearce also took third in the 4x400 meter. Rakeem Littles finished the 3000 meter steeplechase in 9:45.22 to take second out of 13 racers and in the high jump, Jason Brown took ninth and Hatton was 11th for Augusta. McCreary earned eighth with a time of 11.01 in the 100 meter dash and Xavier Allen grabbed 12th in the 110 meter hurdles (17.16). Junior Leke Adeleye took fifth in the triple jump
AU senior Noah Hulett and sophomore Hunter Kimball also competed this weekend with a separate trip to the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C. to race as individuals. Kimball broke the school record in the 10K with a time of 30:53.25 and took 5th in his section and 39th overall, while Hulett placed 18th in the section and 57th overall in 31:56.23.
Augusta competes at the Peach Belt / Gulf South Crossover on Saturday, April 6 in Huntsville, Ala., hosted by The University of Alabama In Huntsville.
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