Cumberland Times-News

May 8, 2013

Eight Bobcats finish in top five at Capital Athletic meet

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— SALISBURY — Christian Smith earned all-conference honors with a second-place finish in the shot put to lead the Frostburg State men’s track and field team to third place in the Capital Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships.

The Bobcats had eight top-five finishes in the men’s meet, which was won by Salisbury with 261 points. Mary Washington was second with 167 followed by Frostburg State with 80.

Smith was runner-up in the shot put with a toss of 13.94 meters. Teammate Curtis Buckland was third in the discus at 41.48 and Andre Arthur was fourth in the discus at 41.26.

The FSU 4x400 relay team of Sterling Hardy, Matt Collins, Anthony Hayden and Devin Francillon was third in 3:28.10. Collins and Francillon joined James Revere an Torez Cooke for fourth in the 4x100 relay in 45.11.

Individually, Francillon was fifth with season-best efforts in the 110 hurdles (16.31) and the 400 dash (51.26), while Cooke was sixth in 110 hurdles (16.70) and Hayden fifth in the 800 run (1:59.65)

The Frostburg State women place fifth with 14 points.

The 4x100 relay team of Trinette Barclift, Elisha Young, Tierra Bryant and Amanda Boisvert led the Lady Bobcats with a third-place finish in 55.63.

Barclift and Boisvert joined Bryn Allston and Kate Bickerstaff for fifth place in the 4x400 relay in 4:41.12.

Individually, Barclift was sixth in the 100 dash (13.78), Danielle Greene seventh in the 400 dash (1:18.63) and Allston eighth in the 1,500 (5:34.07).

In the field events, Christina Smith earned fourth in the shot put at 10.06 meters.

Frostburg State will compete in the Gator Invitational at Allegheny (Pa.) College on Friday.

Smith, Davis on All-CAC team

YORK, Pa. – The Frostburg State tandem of senior Christian Smith and junior Trey Davis have been named to the 2013 All-Capital Athletic Conference Men's Track & Field Team, as announced by the league office on Wednesday morning.

Davis was named to the All-CAC First Team after winning the gold medal in the hammer throw at the CAC Championships last weekend. He bested Matt Cronin of Mary Washington by nearly three meters to win the event at 44.69 meters. The toss was a career best for Davis who has earned a win in the hammer in two of the last three meets.

Smith garnered second-team honors after finishing second in the shot put with a toss of 13.94 meters. It was his second-straight all-conference honor after finishing second in the shot put at last year's CAC Championships.