Tornados Make Short Trip to Cullowhee

Tornados Make Short Trip to Cullowhee


With just two events remaining in the 2017-18 Brevard track & field season, the Tornados head to Cullowhee, N.C., this weekend to take part in the Beynon Catamount Classic on Friday and Saturday.

It will serve as the final tune-up before the Atlantic Independent Track & Field Championships in Berea, Ky., on April 27-28.

The Tornados have shown significant improvement in their last three meets, including the Susan Rouse Invitational which resulted in 10 top 20 finishes among 14 events.

The top male finisher for the Tornados was Michal Phillips, who placed sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 12.89 meters. Brevard's top women's finisher was Rhyanna Haden, who came in eighth in the shot put with a heave of 10.58 meters.

Phillips, who also took part in the long jump event, finished just outside the top 10 with a leap of 5.85 meters, which placed him 11th overall.

Gabriel Covington also put together a solid weekend for the Tornados, claiming a 13th place finish in the discus (24.81 meters) and a 16th place outing in the shot put with a heave of 8.72 meters.

Joining Covington with a 16th place finish in the event was Hassan Kiprono, who closed out the 1500 meter run by crossing the line in 4:23.01. Kiprono also took part in the 800 meter run for the Tornados, capping off the race 24th, in a time of 2:09.93.

Brevard's Courtney Perkins rounded out the top 20 individual finishers with a 19th place finish in the 800 meter run in a time of 2:43.11.

The Tornados had two 4x100 meter relay teams participating in the event, including the 'A' team that finished third in the section (45.27) and edging out the 'B' unit that crossed the line 45.85.

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