Clayton State men place sixth overall at Coach “O” Invitational
TROY, Ala. – April 28, 2012 – The Clayton State Laker men's track and field team closed out the 2012 season on Saturday by finishing sixth overall at the Coach "O" Invitational at Troy.
In a meet dominated by Division I teams, the Lakers recorded 36 points and had two individual and relay victories for the in the 13-team meet. Clayton State had the top finish of all the Division II programs participating.
Clayton State recorded victories in the 800-meter run and the 4x400-meter meter relay. Junior Ayrton Acuze won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.23. The Clayton State 4x400-meter relay team of Acuze, Ricky Fort, Shelby Russell and Edlin Veras also won with a time of 3:19.60.
In addition to Azcue in the 800-meter run, sophomore Charles Anderson finished fifth with a time of 1:55.16, while sophomore Russell Lawless finished 10th in 2:00.12. Lawless also placed sixth in the 1,500-meter run in 3:58.78, and Russell placed ninth in the 400-meter dash in 49.99 seconds.
Freshman Devon Lawson finished 10th overall in the 400-meter hurdles in 55.65 seconds, and the Laker 4x100-meter relay team of Fort, Russell, Veras and senior Robert Spezzacatena finished eighth with a time of 43.44 seconds.
Azcue will aim for an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time in the 800-meter run at the Bob Pollock Invitational next Saturday (May 5) at Clemson.