Cockrell leads way for men’s track

3 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Cockrell leads way for men’s track

The men’s track and field team yielded many athletes who found success. The team finished in fourth place with a first place finish in the weight throw and shot put by freshman Coby Cockrell.

For Cockrell’s two-win showing, his toss of 47-11.25 in the shot put set the new school record. Another freshman who performed well at the ODAC tournament was Landry Mofo, who ran an 8.48 in the prelims which gave him a second-place finish.

Senior captain Gavin Steel spoke highly of the freshman class. “They’re true competitors, true athletes, and they have a collective mindset as a freshmen class that they wanted to do well and it showed,” Steel said.

The relay teams also placed well as the team of Steel, junior Michael Tres, and sophomores Eric Fisher and Skyler Lattuca finished third in the 4000m distance medley relay. They finished with a time of 10:51.18.

“Myself and Michael Tres three years ago sat down and looked at each other and said we wanted to get our relay back up on the podium and bring that DMR back to its original success,” Steel said.

Megan Sherman
mrsherman@vwu.edu