Track Hawks compete at Birmingham's Ice Breaker Invitational
By Matt Green
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Shorter University's defending NAIA Men's Indoor and Outdoor national championship track and field team took to the boards for the first time this winter at the Ice Breaker Invitational hosted by Samford, the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Birmingham-Southern on Thursday and Friday.
Shorter sophomore Trebor Holmes starred for the Hawks on Friday, winning the men's long jump with a leap of 24 feet, 1 inch. Holmes did not reach the finals in the 60 meter hurdles, but ran an 8.71 in the preliminaries.
Junior Sadrac Cherfils showed well in his first action as a Hawk. The Miami, Fla., native placed second in the men's triple jump at 47 feet, 7.75 inches and eighth in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet 7 inches.
Junior Randy Dameron ran well in the 400 meter dash, placing fourth in a time of 49.48. Freshman Cole Rice, in his first collegiate competition, looked strong with a 10th place finish, crossing the line in 50.19.
Sophomore Adika Smith rounded out Shorter's competitors with a 13th place finish in the 200 meter dash. Smith posted a time of 22.81.
Shorter next travels to Bloomington, Ind., on Jan. 7 for the Indiana Open hosted by Indiana University.