Barnett, Scott lead tracksters at Ed Temple Classic
Monday, January 7, 2019
Barnett, Scott lead tracksters at Ed Temple Classic
Josiah Scott placed second in the weight throw and fourth in the shot put for CU at the Ed Temple Classic. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kalea Barnett and Josiah Scott both finished in the Top 6 in the shot put and weight throw while Tyler Williams and Ishmael Arnold finished fifth in spring events for Cumberland track and field Sunday at the Ed Temple Classic in Nashville, Tenn.

Scott placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 42-11.75 in the team's first meet of the year. The Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native tossed the shot put 45-5.75 for fourth place among 13 participants.

Barnett finished fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 48-8.75 among 16 competitors and was sixth in the shot put, posting a mark of 37-5.75.

Williams placed fifth in the 55-meters, making it through prelims and the semifinals before running 6.51 in the finals, one-tenth of a second behind Middle Tennessee's Keyon Hugle, the event winner. The sophomore finished 16th in the 200-meters in 23.22.

Arnold collected a fifth-place showing in the 400-meters in 50.56 while Travon Wimley was 11th in the event in 52.68. The men’s 4x400-meter relay of Wimley, Will Marsh, Rico Briscoe and Arnold finished third in 3:27.23.

Dylon Dishman cleared 6-1 in the high jump to place third for the CU men and Bumnene Ndebele was third in the triple jump with a mark of 48-1.75. Caleb Staten finished fourth in the weight throw (40-0.75) and seventh in the shot put (40-4.75) while Nick Reynolds was sixth in the weight throw (34-10.5).

Cumberland competes again Friday and Saturday at the ETSU Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn.