Gavin Morgan’s Stellar 5K Time Highlights Brevard at the Lenoir-Rhyne Classic

Gavin Morgan’s Stellar 5K Time Highlights Brevard at the Lenoir-Rhyne Classic

Joseph Marvin: Assistant Sports Information Director

HICKORY, N.C. – The Brevard College Tornados Track and Field team continued its 2019 campaign as it made its second trip to Hickory, N.C. , this time to take part in the Lenoir-Rhyne Classic hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University.

The field was highly competitive, featuring numerous NCAA DI and DII schools.

Freshman standout Gavin Morgan highlighted the Tornados' outing, setting a new personal best with a fifth-place finish in the Men's 5000 Meter Run. Morgan finished the event in 15:49.64, which was good enough to earn him a fifth place. Morgan finished ahead of numerous runners who represented NCAA DII schools.

Also highlighting the Men's events was Jamerial Parks. The sophomore two-sport athlete from Knoxville, Tennessee continued on his impressive sprinting work this season by finishing the 100 Meter Dash in 11.14, which earned him 12th place.

On the Women's side, Shakirah Thompson competed in the Women's 200 Meter and 400 Meter Dashes, while Ashley Jones took part in the Women's Discus and Shot Put.

The Tornados return to action on Saturday, April 13 as they head to Cullowhee, N.C. for the Catamount Classic hosted by Western Carolina University before concluding their 2019 season at the USA South Conference Championships on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 in Berea, Ky.

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