Lincoln Shatters Javelin Record on Day 1 of Wake Forest Open
Junior Ben Lincoln highlighted Day 1 for the Deacs with his record-breaking throw in his signature event, the javelin throw.
Junior Ben Lincoln highlighted Day 1 for the Deacs with his record-breaking throw in his signature event, the javelin throw.

March 16, 2012

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Javelineer Ben Lincoln's record-breaking performance paced the Wake Forest men's track and field squad to a strong opening day of the 2012 Wake Forest Open at Kentner Stadium on Friday evening.

Lincoln broke his own school record, which was previously 230-11 (70.38m), with an incredibly impressive heave of 234-3 (71.41m) at Kentner's throws facility. The junior from Hingham, Mass., was competing for the first time since he placed 21st overall at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, last June.

The Wake Forest Open will resume on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. with three separate events: the women's javelin throw and "B" shot put section and the men's shot put "B" section. The track events are scheduled to get underway with the distance medley relays at 10:00 a.m.

Following is an event-by-event summary of Wake Forest's action on the first day of the Wake Forest Open.

110m Hurdles (Prelims)
Malcolm Nunley shattered his previous personal-best time of 14.84 in one of his signature hurdle events en route to taking second in his heat and third overall in the preliminary heats of the 110m hurdles. The sophomore finished with a time of 14.56, more than enough to book a spot in Saturday's finals.

400m
Daniel Harrison continued his strong freshman season with a 14th-place finish, crossing the line in 48.77, a new personal-best time. Harrison currently holds the fastest times in both the 200m (22.29) and 400m dashes of any active Wake Forest runner. John Bedingham also made his collegiate outdoor debut in the event, placing 83rd after crossing the line in 53.01.

 

 

800m
Seven Deacons competed together in the mid-distance event, five of whom scored top-20 finishes. Anthony Marois (1:54.48) and Thomas Morrison (1:54.75) paced the group with sixth- and eighth-place finishes, but the trio of Nate Guthals (1:55.06), Tom Finneran (1:55.11) and Michael McEnany (1:55.64) trailed just behind in 11th, 12th and 16th. Paul Loeser narrowly missed the top 20, placing 23rd overall with a time of 1:56.59, and Connor Crowley closed out the event in 75th, clocking in at 2:02.97.

Javelin Throw
Ben Lincoln, whose school-record toss during the 2011 season sent him to the NCAA Championships, shattered his own record in his signature event with a fantastic heave of 234-3 (71.41m). His toss was less than two meters off the Kentner Stadium record set in 2006. Patrick Donelan and Trey Blanton finished 16th and 18th, respectively, with throws of 178-4 (54.37m) and 175-10 (53.59m).

Hammer Throw
Nate Wooten and K.C. Barrett paired up in the event for the second consecutive week with strong results, as each notched a top-20 finish. Wooten led the way and placed 11th with a personal-best hurl of 156-4 (47.65m), and Barrett grabbed 20th overall with a toss of 144-9 (44.13m).

 

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