Men's Track & Field Enjoys Successful Weekend at Richmond
Shakeil Carter

April 2, 2012

Fred Hardy Invitational Results

Duquesne's men's track & field team opened the 2012 season with a successful outing at the Fred Hardy Inviational in Richmond, Va. March 30-31.

Senior Vibert Defreitas finished first in the triple jump with a school record leap of 48-00.00. He also recorded a second place showing in the long jump with a distance of 23-06.00. With those jumps, he qualified for the IC4A Championship in each event. DeFreitas also captured fifth place in the 200-meter dash in 21.88.

Also qualifying for IC4A's was freshman Shakeil Carter who set a school record in the 200-meter dash with a third place finish in 21.79. He also placed sixth in the 100 meter dash in 10.89 and was 11th in the long jump in 21-00.25.

Also setting a school record and an IC4A qualifying time was the 4x100 meter relay team of DeFreitas, Carter, Paul Blinn and Matthew Silva. They finished second with a time of 41.84.

Also turning in top 10 finishes were Alex Barrette who placed ninth in the 200 meter dash in 22.47, Mark Bucklaw who finished eighth in the 1,500 meter run in 3:57.01, Alex Gladysiewski who placed fourth in the javelin with a distance of 178-09.75 and Ian Welch who was seventh in the long jump with a leap of 22-01.75 and second in the triple jump with a distance of 47-10.50.



The Dukes return to action on Friday, April 6 as they compete in the two-day Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va.

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