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Men's Track & Field

Haynes places seventh in hurdles on first day of Seahawk Invitational

Gallaudet's Michael Haynes hurdles over a hurdle with left leg leading the way.

WILMINGTON, N.C. - The first day of the 2019 Wendy's Seahawk Track & Field Invitational, hosted by UNC Wilmington (UNCW), is in the books after 14 schools competed at the newly-renovated Harold Greene Track & Field Complex here Friday. No team scores were kept.

Gallaudet's men's team had two sprinters advance to the final for the 100-meter dash. Freshman Eric Gregory (Metairie, La.) was sixth overall with a time of 11.02 seconds posted in the first heat. Senior Toraneau Varice (Pompano Beach, Fla.) was eighth overall as he posted a time of 11.12 seconds in the third heat.

Senior Michael Haynes (Edwardsville, Ill.) was seventh in the 110-meter hurdles preliminaries as he crossed the finish line in 16.36 seconds in the second heat. Sophomore Jordan Kray (Fremont, Calif.) was ninth with a time of 18.49 that he posted in the first heat.

Senior Montray Roberts (Dallas, Texas) placed 10th in the long jump with a leap of 5.99 meters, that came on his last jump. 

Sophomore Juan Cornejo (Hamburg, N.J.) was GU's top thrower in the hammer as he finished 12th with a top throw of 29.73 meters on his second of three tosses. Senior Ronald Mattingly (Miami, Fla.) was right behind Cornejo in 13th place (27.39 meters). 

In the javelin, freshman Nicholas Smith (Hamburg, Pa.) was 11th when he posted a top throw of 40.30 meters on his first toss. 


  • Junior Dalton Attanasi (Hammonton, N.J.) was 11th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 20:56.82
  • Freshman Yazeed Al-Khatib (Bronx, N.Y.) placed 12th in the 5,000-meter run (21:30.37)
  • Freshman Austin Bates (Lacey, Wash.) was 19th in the javelin (34.55 meters)
  • Junior Jamari Porter (Stafford, Va.) was 20th in the long jump (4.72 meters)

The second day of the 2019 Wendy's Seahawk Track & Field Invitational gets underway tomorrow (Saturday, March 9) at 10 a.m.