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CORAL GABLES, Fla.—The fledgling Fire track program is starting to develop a reputation in the hurdle events.
During the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, hosted at the University of Miami’s Cobb Stadium, a pair of SEU hurdlers moved up the NAIA leaderboards.
Davonte Vanterpool finished seventh in the 110 Meter Hurdles in a time of 14.18 seconds, finishing behind two former Olympians, and three current Division I runners. His time currently ranks second fastest in the NAIA.
Namiah Simpson turned in a time of 1:01.107 in the 400 Meter Hurdles, finishing sixth by six thousands of a second behind Princeton’s Carly Bonnet. Her time is currently second-best in the NAIA.
On the men’s side in the 400 Meter Hurdles, Timothy Lambeth placed ninth with Vanterpool and Darin Garland 10th and 11th, respectively. Lambeth completed the lap in a time of 56.17. Vanterpool was done in 56.38 and Garland in 56.45.
Jordan Gonzalez placed 10th in the 800 Meters in a time of 1:58.46, winning the second heat, running the second lap almost three seconds faster than the first.
Kyle Manuel finished eighth in the men’s discus with a best throw of 43.89 meters. Teammate Giovanni Allen was ninth with a best mark of 41.34 meters.
Trey Alford was just three hundredths off the NAIA “B” Standard in the 100 with a time of 10.74 to finish 27th.
The Fire will next compete at the South Florida Collegiate April 19 and 20 at USF.