Titcombe recorded the sixth-fastest 100-meter dash time in the prelims, posting a 10.94 time. That effort was his best since April of 2009, when he timed in at 10.89 at that year’s Big South Championships. Meanwhile, Kitur crossed the line with a second-place finish in the 800-meter run, clocking in at 1:49.05. The only runner to best Kitur, Curtis Beach of Duke, became the first runner in the East Region this season to break the 1:48 mark.
“I thought we had a successful weekend overall,” said VMI head coach Darrin Webb. “Certainly, not everyone was where they wanted to be, but we had some strong results against some of the best competition on the east coast, and we will continue to get better.”
Kitur was not the only Keydet to compete in the 800-meter run, as Dean Gonsalves recorded a 15th-place finish with a time of 1:54.26. Andrey Dmitriev won his heat of the event, and placed 16th overall in 1:54.67.
In the jumps, it was Nate Gant posting a leap of 6.85 meters (22’5 ¾”) to finish sixth overall. Gant then returned in the 4X100-meter relay, teaming with Titcombe, Quincy Murphy and Antonio Wood to clock in at 42.85 seconds, good for fourth place in the event.
On the women’s side, Jenna Moye finished 10th in the 3,000-meter run, crossing the stripe in 10:11.06, while Mary Grace Lemon was eighth in the discus (40.44 M/132’8”).
VMI track and field will return to action April 14, traveling to Fairfax, Va. to take part in the George Mason Invitational.