LYNCHBURG, Va. - Senior Davonta Womack set a new school record in the 100 meter dash to lead the Eagles at the Liberty Twilight Meet.
Womack ran a 10.54 in the final to finish fourth. The previous record was 10.58 set by Melvin Queen in 2008. The senior also finished second in the long jump (7.16m/23'6") by .01. Classmate Alex Galloway placed eighth in the 400 meter dash (49.84).
The Eagles had four runners compete in the 800 meters. Johnny Haizel-Cobbina placed 18th (1:55.50), followed by Shane Gibson in 29th (2:00.45), Kenny Sullivan in 30th (2:00.62) and AJ Martin in 36th (2:05.08).
The Eagles had four top finishes in the long jump, the team's strongest event. In addition to Womack's second place finish, Brandon Christian took fourth (6.79m/23'3.5") with Chase Rosenthal in 13th (6.25m/20'6.25") and Dirk Jones in 14th (6.03m/19'9.50"). Rosenthal also finished 23rd in the 400 meters (51.98) and 18th in the discus (33.99m/111'6"). Christian added another fourth place finish in the triple jump (13.80m/45'3.50"). Christopher Moore was one place behind in fifth (13.67m/44'10.25").
The Eagles continue their last chance meets on May 9 at the NCC Dr. Keeler Meet in Naperville, Ill.