Men's Track and Field Finishes Fifth at Southeast Regional Championships

HICKORY, N.C. – Numerous season-best marks were set over the weekend, as the Anderson University Men’s track and field team wrapped up its 2013 campaign by finishing fifth at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championships, which concluded Saturday at Moretz Sports Complex/Irwin Belk Track.

Senior Zach Hart won the javelin throw with a distance of 53.28 meters and captured seventh in the long jump with a distance of 6.22 meters. Senior Will Byars took second in the hammer throw with a season-best distance of 46.56 meters, while bringing home fourth in the javelin throw with a season-best toss of 42.62 meters. He finished fifth in the shot put with a distance of 13.18 meters.
Sophomore Nathan Plank placed second in the discus throw (40.42 meters), third in the hammer throw (39.64 meters) and seventh in both the javelin throw (39.28 meters) and the shot put (12.60 meters).   

Senior Josh Butler posted a season-best time of 11.06 in the 100 meter dash, while senior Alex Pena posted a fourth-place finish in the steeplechase (10:22.55) and finished ninth in the 1500 meter run with a season-best time of 4:20.76. 

Parks Edwards placed fourth in the 5000 meter run in a season-best time of 15:39.02, with Ryne Welch finishing eighth in the 1500 meter run in a season-best time of 4:20.72 and Tucker Huelmantel (4:26.57) earning 14th. Huelmantel also claimed 17th in the 800 meter with a season-best 2:07.15.

Sophomore Joshua Visi-Clark placed 12th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 51.68, narrowly missing the school record by three-tenths of a second, while  


Men - Team Rankings
1) Mars Hill  193
2) Wingate  184  
3) Lenoir-Rhyne  150       
4) Carson-Newman 94  
5) Anderson  69       
6) Brevard  24  
7) Lincoln Memorial  17       
8) Tusculum   8

School Records - 2012-2013 Indoor Season
Zach Hart-60 meter hurdles-9.57
Will Byars- 35lb weight throw-15.80

School Records - 2012-2013 Outdoor Season
Josh Butler-100 meter dash- 10.87
Will Byars- Hammer Throw-46.56
Nathan Plank-Discus Throw-43.10

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