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Wright Places Sixth in 100-meters at Duke Invite

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Denver Wright improved on his conference-best time in the 100-meter dash while finishing sixth in the race to lead the Concord University men's track and field team at the Duke Invitational this weekend.

Wright posted a season-low time of 10.85 seconds in the 100-meter prelims to advance to the finals where he produced a time of 11.01 seconds to come in sixth place. Wright also finished in 13th place in the 200-meter dash thanks to a time of 22.23 seconds.

Jeff Fertig cleared 1.94 meters in the high jump to come in eighth place.

Craig Pritt qualified for the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and placed 19th Saturday in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.31.

Robby Peters became the fastest 5,000-meter runner in the WVIAC this season when he completed the 5k in 14:40.95, 10 seconds faster than his previous PR this season, to finish 18th.

Cody Honaker and Jacob Doss placed back-to-back in 18th and 19th place in the 1,500-meter run with respective times of 4:15.20 and 4:16.01. Honaker's time was just 0.20 away from qualifying for the conference championships.

Ryne Shuff placed 21st in the javelin after making a throw of 40.87 meters.

Several Concord runners posted season-low times at the Duke Invitational including Jake Munsey (16:36.39) and Wes McKinney (17:13.02) in the 5,000-meters, Aaron Martin in the 10,000-meter run (37:20.20), Honaker in the 800-meters (2:04.47).

Concord will compete in its final meet before the WVIAC Championships when it travels to the Aggie Classic in Greensboro, N.C. April 12-13.