Outdoor Track & Field Escapes Cold, Charts Multiple PR’s at Osprey Open

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POMONA, N.J. – The Southern Vermont College outdoor track & field participated in a meet which actually felt like spring on Saturday as the Mountaineers chalked up a slew of personal improvements at Stockton University's Osprey Open.

SVC had two school records broken while another 12 individual bests were topped in the sunny, mid-70 degree temperatures.

The Mountaineers have one more regular season meet while they prepare for the NECC/GNAC Championships—that being the Spring Classic hosted by the University at Albany next Saturday, April 21.

Included in Saturday's top results was senior Marc Brandmeyer (Bennington, Vt.) breaking Southern Vermont's all-time 5000 meter race record by 1:43.36 as he put up a 16:02.74 in his first time running the event collegiately.

SVC freshman Faith Sullivan (Bennington, Vt.) topped her previous school record for the women's discus by half a meter as she launched it 22.72 meters with her best toss.

Southern Vermont sophomore Davanté Smith (Ellenville, N.Y.) took 3.15 seconds off his previous low mark in the 800 meter dash—crossing the line at 2:05.99 to move into third on SVC's all-time record list.


Women's Shot Put
Faith Sullivan: 21st – 9.09m (PR)
Lexia Gillette: 30th – 7.49m (PR*)

Women's Discus
Faith Sullivan: 27th – 22.72m (SR)

Women's 800 Meter Dash
Lexia Gillette: 32nd – 3:16.92 (PR*)

Men's 100 Meter Dash
Dylan Knight: 48th – 12.18 (PR)
Isaiah Backels: 50th – 12.26

Men's 200 Meter Dash
Isaiah Backels: 35th – 23.71 (PR)
Dylan Knight: 49th – 24.43 (PR) 

Men's 400 Meter Dash
Jesse Kelley: 47th – 1:00.68 (PR)
Ray Awusi: 50th – 1:06.14
Matthew Hatch: 52nd – 1:07.82
Esteban De La Cruz: 53rd – 1:10.18 (PR)
Carlos Rivera: 54th – 1:12.53 (PR)

Men's 800 Meter Dash
Davanté Smith: 22nd – 2:05.99 (PR)
Marc Brandmeyer: 28th – 2:08.37
C.G. Holden: 60th – 2:32.43 (PR*) 

Men's 5000 Meter Run
Marc Brandmeyer: 5th – 16:02.74 (SR)
Davanté Smith: 25th – 18:31.98 (PR*)
C.G. Holden: 27th – 19:00.27

PR = Personal Record, SR = SVC Record, PR* = First-time Participation for Individual, SR* = First-time Participation for SVC