Records Fall in Florida Tech’s First Day At University of N. Florida Spring Break Invitational

By  //  March 26, 2016

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Florida Tech has showed improvement in each of the previous meets this season, and the streak continued on Day One of the University of North Florida Spring Break Invitational in Jacksonville. (Matt Starkey Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech has showed improvement in each of the previous meets this season, and the streak continued on Day One of the University of North Florida Spring Break Invitational in Jacksonville.

Austin Taft opened the day taking sixth in the hammer throw with a long attempt of 47.53m, while Phil Maloney was just behind in seventh with a toss of 46.66m.

Rhonwen Gavagni finished with a throw of 29.98m in the discus competition, good for second all-time in program history.

Kevin Delgado

Kevin Delgado

Kevin Delgado finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 14.73m, good for second in the Peach Belt Conference, just behind his league-best mark of 15.51m recorded last weekend at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge.

Freshman Wistenly Alphonse placed eighth in the men’s high jump and set a new school record in the event with his attempt of 1.90m, besting the previous program mark of 1.86m.

In the 100m hurdle preliminaries, Alexis Santiago finished eighth with a run of 15.12, good enough to advance to Saturday’s final.

Terence Brookins placed fifth in the 400m dash with a run of 48.32. Brookins’ performance broke his own school record of 48.61 in the event, set back on April 3, 2015 at the Embry-Riddle Spikes Classic.

Another record went down in the 100m dash with Nicardo Cameron’s run of 10.76, as he topped the old mark of 10.79 set by Gary Holmes two years ago at the University of Miami Invitational.

Maia Carter shattered her own program record in the 400m hurdles, 1:05.04, set last week in Orlando, finishing with a run of 1:03.94 on Friday.

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Daniel Penaranda placed fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase with a run of 9:58.88. His run is the third fastest in school history.

Closing out the day, Kerstin Axelsson finished fourth in the 5,000m with a time of 18:13.39.

The field events resume Saturday with the men’s discus competition at noon ET, followed by the men’s javelin at 3 p.m. Running events continue with the finals of the 100m hurdles and 100m dash at 12:15 and 1:15 p.m., respectively. The 4×100 relay is set to begin at 2 p.m. and the 4×400 will follow at 5 p.m.

For results on Day Two’s action, go to www.FloridaTechSports.com.


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