LYNCHBURG, Va. - Two Gallaudet University men's indoor track and field records were set here Saturday at the Liberty Kickoff invitational. The Bison were one of 40 colleges from Division I, II and III to compete during the two-day meet on the campus of Liberty University in its Indoor Track Complex.
The two school records set were done by the same people who held the original records heading into this meet.
Senior Toraneau Varice (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) improved on his 200-meter dash record time of 23.14 seconds, set last year, with a new time of 22.95. Varice finished 56th out of 83 runners. Varice was also 58th out of 75 in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.30.
Junior Michael Haynes (Olivette, Mo.) finished 23rd out of 37 in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.79 seconds to improve on his school record time of 8.91, which was set in 2013.
Sophomore Kai Christenberry (Birmingham, Ala.) placed 52nd in the 400-meter dash (55.52) and 82nd in the 200-meter dash (24.88).
Junior Gunner Hahn (Marshfield, Wis.), Varice, Christenberry and Haynes combined to finish second in their 4x400 meter relay heat with a time of 3:39.66.
In the field, sophomores JaQuan Thomas (Midway, Ga.) and Ronald Mattingly (Coconut Creek, Fla.) finished 55th and 56th, respectively, in the shot put. Thomas' top throw traveled 9.87 meters (32 feet, 4.75 inches) while Mattingly's best throw covered 9.63 meters (31 feet, 7.25 inches)
- Freshman Sean O'Callaghan (San Diego, Calif.) finished 47th in the 800-meter dash (2:09.63) and 61st in the 1-mile run (4:51.88)
- Freshman Chance Hohneke (Lehi, Utah) placed 50th in the 800-meter dash (2:13.99) and 68th in the 1-mile run (5:03.59)
- Sophomore Raymond Gordon III (New Orleans, La.) finished 74th in the 60-meter dash (7.97)
- Freshman Jamari Porter was 75th in the 60-meter dash (9.03)
Gallaudet will next compete at the Mason Last Chance meet held at George Mason University next month on February 25.