Lincoln Shatters Javelin Record on Day 1 of Wake Forest Open
March 16, 2012
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)
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.