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Wright Wins 200-meters to Lead Concord at Liberty Open

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The Concord University men's track and field team produced three top-five finishes including Denver Wright's win the 200-meter dash Saturday at the Liberty Open.

Wright won the 200-meters with a personal-best time of 22.88 seconds. Wright edged Christopher Newport's Daulton Teaford by 0.04 seconds for the win.

Robby Peters clocked a new personal best time of 2:00.00 in the indoor 800-meter run. The time was good enough to earn Peters a third-place finish.

Not to be outdone, field contestant Jeff Fertig cleared 1.99 meters in the high jump to finish in a tie for fourth place.

R.J. Anderson qualified for the finals of the 60-meter dash by running a time of 6.95 seconds in the prelims before recording a DNF in the finals.

Other competitors for Concord on Saturday included Jason Brackett (500-meter dash / 11th place – 1:14.89), Jacob Doss (1,000-meter run / 18th place – 2:52.73), Nick Lucento (3,000-meter run / 32nd place – 9:43.53) and Sterling Snyder (mile / 34th place – 4:47.80).

Concord will send athletes to Armory Challenge in New York, N.Y. and the Division II Classic in Geneva, Ohio next week.