Hood Men Take Fifth at CAC Meet
YORK, Pa.--The Hood College men's track and field team set six school records and crowned its first ever all-conference athlete at the 2008 Capital Athletic Conference championships hosted by York College (Pa.) Saturday.
Freshman Ola Komolafe came charging through the last 200 meters
to grab second in the 400 meters, with a very sold 49.91. Later in
the meet, he returned to run lead-off leg for Hood's Penn Relays
qualifying 4x400 meter relay, which finished third in 3:29.56, a
new school record. He becomes Hood College's first all-CAC track
and field male athlete.
Matt Haynes scored in all four throwing disciplines. He was fifth in the discus with a school record throw of 103'5", sixth in the shot with a new school record (34' 1/4)", sixth in the javelin (narrowly missing his school record mark from last year's CACs), and third in the hammer with a new school record 130'9".
Justin Everett scored twice for the Blazers in the jumps, taking fourth in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump. Other scorers for the Hood men included William Andrews (third in the steeplechase, narrowly missing all-CAC honors), Nick Manning (sixth in the steeplechase), Mike Cahill (sixth at 400 meters) and Blair Ames (sixth at 800 meters).
The 4x100 meter relay team finished fourth and recorded a new school record 44.27 with Ryan Jenkins, Tomilayo Komolafe, Mike Cahill and Ola Komolafe passing the baton. The same group comprised the 4x400 meter relay team.
"Last year's men's team scored 10 points in four events at CACs," said head coach Brent Ayer. "This year, we had 13 scoring marks, 43 points, six new school records and our first all-conference athlete. We are getting significantly better; however, if we are going to close the gap on the next group of competitors, we are going to need greater numbers. This year's team has made the next incremental step and should be proud of its efforts today."