NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Cumberland men’s track and field posted impressive finishes against top NCAA Division I competition on the first day of the Commodore Challenge hosted by Vanderbilt.
Goodness Iredia started the day strong for the Phoenix with a third place finish in the high jump with a mark of 1.96 meters. Mackey Bonds finished in sixth in the event with a sixth place finish at 1.88 meters. Bonds also finished in 16th place at the 6.18 meters in the long jump.
Renaldo Savoury finished in 15th place in the pole vault with a mark of 3.90 meters.
Lynden Johnson posted an impressive eight place finish in the 200 meter dash. Johnson finished with a time of 22.24, NAIA “B” Standards in the 200 is 21.90. Logan Istre was just behind Johnson in 10th place with a time of 22.36 and Tobi Oniyide checked in at 22.44 in 13th place.
In the 1000 meter, Tahmar Upshaw finished in sixth place with a time of 2:34.38 and Luke Freeman was ninth at 2:37.75.
Ethan Rhoden and Max Berkey finished fourth and fifth in the 5000m, the last event of the evening. Rhoden posted a time of 16:45.88 and Berkey finished at 18:56.45.
The Phoenix will take on the second day of the Commodore Challenge tomorrow in Nashville. The first event is slated to begin at 12:35 p.m.