SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Emmanuel College men's track and field team opened their season at the Savannah State Eye Opener.
Sulaimane Bangura was the team's top performer. It started off with him lowering his personal record, school record, and hitting a NCAA provisional standard in the 400 meter dash with a winning time of 47.51. He then came back and ran a personal record in the 200 meter dash with a winning time of 22.05. He qualified for conference in both events.
Freshman Mugisha Bienvenu ran a personal record in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:15.39 to finish 8th place and to qualify for conference. Ethan Hargrove qualified for conference in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:00.02 to finish 4th. Demetrius Walker finished 5th in the preliminary round of the 110 meter hurdles with a 15.95 and then finished 7th in the finals. Devin Veasley lowered his PR in the 400 meter hurdles with a 1:05.02. The 4x100 meter relay finished 7th overall with a 43.87 thanks to Veasley, Bangura, West, and Guinn.
On the field side, junior Juan Soto proved to be the program's top field event performer. He won the men's pole vault with a mark of 14'0 and then threw a PR in javelin with a 112'9 mark. Kameron Collier jumped a PR of 43'4.5 to finish 7th overall in triple jump to go with his 16.44 PR in the 110 meter hurdles, and Ackeeem West threw a PR of 121'11 in javelin to take 7th.
Next up, the lions will compete at the 49er Classic in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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