Burt shines for men’s track at Denison Bob Shannon Invite

Austin Burt

GRANVILLE, Ohio – Earlham College men's track and field continued its indoor season at Saturday's Bob Shannon Invitational, hosted by Denison University.

TEAM RESULTS

Earlham earned 16 points to place 11th overall in the 14-team meet, which included multiple teams from the North Coast Athletic Conference and the UAA, as well as Earlham's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference-rival Transylvania University. Carnegie Mellon won the meet with 189.50 points. Earlham was focused on improving their seed times in the meet, and the number of multiple-event entries for the Quakers was limited.

EARLHAM ATHLETE OF THE DAY

First year Austin Burt turned in Earlham's top performance of the day with his time of 4:32.75 in the mile run. He placed sixth overall in the event, but shaved nearly five seconds off his personal best time of 4:37.28 set earlier last week at the Fighting Scots Invitational.

Burt picked up an additional single point for the Quakers in the 800m run, where he finished eighth overall with a time of 2:04.20.

OTHER NOTABLES

  • Jake Patton finished third overall in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.12 seconds. That mark was slightly off his season-best time of 9.09 set last weekend at Wooster.
  • Patton also ran the opening leg for Earlham's 4x400m relay team, and the quartet of Patton, Emanuel Faria, Drew Fitzgibbon, and Ian Shriner posted a time of 3:35.18.

NEXT UP

Earlham men's track heads to Greencastle, Ind., next Saturday, Feb. 2, to compete in the DePauw University Invitational.