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Men’s Track and Field Competes in Final Day of Bast-Cregger Invitiational

DJ Petty runs in the final of the 60 meter hurdles

SALEM, Va. – The Randolph College men's track and field team had a strong showing in the second and final day of the Bast-Cregger Invitational hosted by Roanoke College.

The WildCat kicked off the running events of the day with two teams competing in the 4x200 meter relay. The quartet DJ Petty (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis), Lester Bryant (Sterling, Va./Potomac Falls), Philemon Afrifa-Boakye (Accra, Ghana/Mfanisipim), and Quordell Carter (Charlottesville, Va./Albermarle) kicked off the running events in the 4x200 meter relay, finishing third with a time of 1:36.76, while the foursome of Karim Frazier (Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor), Lamont Mohabir, Jared Ruddock (Lorton, Va./West Springfield), and Al Cofie placed fifth with a time of 1:41.83. 

In the individual events, Petty took home the top finish in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.44 before taking home second place in the 60 meter sprint with a time of 6.98 seconds.

Frazier grabbed a second place finish in the 300 meter sprint with a time of 36.90 seconds while Bryant posted a time of 38.50 seconds. Mohabir ran the fastest 200 meter time for Randolph, finishing the race in 24.24 seconds. 

Deandre Jackson (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage) ran the top time for Randolph in the 600 meter dash, crossing the line in 1:37.27 while Brayden Epperly (Bedford, Va./Staunton River) had the fastest Randolph time in the 800 meter run, placing eighth overall in 2:08.49. 

The 3,000 meter run saw Caleb Schmitzer (Wilson, N.C./Fike) clock in at 10:21.18 while and Kenny Kinton (Powhatan, Va./Powhatan) followed in 10:42.38.

The 4x400 meter relay team of Frazier, Epperly, Mott and Jackson concluded the day with a fifth-place finish in a time of 3:42.25. 

In the field events, Prince Charles (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate) had the best finish for Randolph in the long jump, scoring a mark of 4.78m, while Mitchell Doss (Hurt, Va./Gretna) earned ninth-place finishes in the weight throw and shot put with marks of 10.99m and 12.56m, respectively and Afrifa-Boakye posted a mark of 13.09m in the triple jump to place sixth overall. 

The WildCats will return after winter break to compete at the VMI Keydet Invitational from Friday-Saturday, Jan. 18-19.