Clayton State men set two team records at Tiger Paw Invite
CLEMSON, S.C. – February 11, 2012 – The Clayton State Laker men's track and field team set had a solid performance on Saturday at Clemson's Tiger Paw Invite with two new team records.
The headliner was in the 800-meter run, where Ayrton Azcue continued his stellar indoor season with a tremendous second-place finish in the 800-meter run. His time of 1:54.97 is a new Clayton State men's track and field 800-meter run team record, set for the second straight week, and he was only 0.77 seconds off NCAA Division II provisional qualifying times.
The other team record shattered was in the 300-meter dash, where Edlin Veras placed 10th overall with a record time of 36.20 seconds. In addition to the two records, senior Albert Mong'ony was strong in the 3,000-meter run, finishing sixth overall with a time of 9:03.05.
The Lakers had three runners place in the Top 20 in the 800-meter run. Behind Azcue, Charles Anderson placed 14th in 1:57.31, while Russell Lawless placed 18th in 1:59.72. In the 500-meter dash, Ricky Fort placed 12th in 1:07.84, while freshman Dinero Nicholas placed 15th in 1:08.67, while Shelby Russell placed 18th in the 300-meter dash in 36.63 seconds.
Finally in the mile run, Lawless placed 15th in 4:29.35, and Anderson placed 17th in 4:30.81.
The Clayton State 4x400-meter dash team of Veras, Russell, Azcue and Fort had another strong showing, placing sixth overall in 3:26.89.