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May 10, 2013

Rams runner-ups in OVC

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The Rams also got a 2nd and 3rd place performance in the 800 by Powers (1:59.49) and Martin (2:03.30).

"Cory Powers ran a personal best and Drennian Martin held off a Unity runner for third place as the Rams scored big points in the 800," Kramer said. "This kind of got us back on track for a little while. Cory had a personal best and got under 2:00. Drennian overcame a pretty talented freshman for third."

They also got a 3rd place finish in the 400 by Foor (52.58).

"Myles Foor ran a personal best," Kramer said. "Myles was seeded sixth, so it was great to see him step up and get us that place and points. Freshman Preston Henze didn't place, but did have a personal best in 400 by running in the 55 second range."

Neil Yockey (10:05.18) and Alex Matlock (10;14.22) were #3, #4 in the 3200.

"Even though we took two places here, I was hoping for a little higher up from both Neil Yockey and Alex Matlock," Kramer said. "I think we got a little content to stay back with pack and not go after the leader and it probably hurt our times a little. They really need to be under five minutes that first mile and we didn't get it done. So we gave up a few points here. We were seeded second and third coming in."

Jake Keown and Mikel Welton had bronze performances in one of two of their events. Keown was 3rd in the triple jump (38-1) and Welton 3rd in the shot put (45-5).

"Mikel Welton did not get a (discus) throw in bounds," Coach Kramer said. "One thing he needs to learn is that if you don't get your first two throws in you have to get that third one in to make a mark. He might have been able to make a standing throw and get in finals and then he would have gotten three more points. But, freshman Bart Kennell came through and, although he didn't get a point, he did make finals and throw a personal best of 121 ft.

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