Frostburg State Athletes Make Mark At Jim Taylor Invitationals
The Frostburg men’s track and field team posted four top-five and 14 top-10 finishes as they competed at the Jim Taylor Invitational, Saturday, at Susquehanna University.
J.R. Lowery opened his outdoor season with a pair of impressive outings in the shot put and hammer throw. Lowery won the shot, qualified for the ECAC Championships, set a school record and landed the nation’s longest throw with a distance of 17.12 meters (56ft. 2in.). He followed it up with the country’s eighth-longest throw in the hammer at 50.26 meters (164ft. 11in.). That distance placed him in fifth at Jim Taylor and earned him a spot in the ECACs.
Sophomore sprinter Devon Fairhall grabbed the Bobcats’ a runner-up finish on the afternoon when he took second in the 200-meter dash in 22.76.
Frostburg also finished with a pair of fifth-place showings in the high jump and the 4×400-meter relay.
Sophomore Collin Schultz captured fifth in the high jump at 1.90 meters, while the relay team of junior Hossein Hakimi, freshman Matt Robinson, freshman Brad Forster and senior David Homce were fifth in 3:33.76.
Lowery has been on a tear for the past month, breaking records, setting milestones, and placing confidence in athletes all through the track and field team.
Being a senior leader takes a great deal of responsibility and trust to uphold for the whole season. Lowery has done a tremendous job performing on the field and setting an example for the other athletes and future students planning to be on the track and field team.