April 24, 2010

Rhodes Men win 2010 SCAC Track & Field Championship

CONWAY, Ark. - Rhodes College turned back the clock on Saturday - winning the program's first SCAC men's track and field title since 1996 this afternoon on the campus of Hendrix College.

From 1993-1996, the Lynx were the dominant men's track and field program in the SCAC, but had not won a championship since the '96 title - that is - until today.

After a weekend filled with rain, lightning and three different delays, Rhodes captured three individual titles and a win a relay win in the 4x100 to total 162 points - 22 more points than second-place DePauw University (140 points).

Andrew Maryott won the men's hammer throw, Greg Cook won the javelin and Anson Purdy took first in the 400 meter hurdles.

Centre College finished third with 135 points and three-time defending champion Trinity University was fourth with 102 points. Millsaps College, in its first year of sponsoring the sport, finished fifth with 65 points. The Majors were led by 2010 SCAC Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Year, Mike Galatas, who totaled 32 points.

Rounding out the standings, Colorado College was sixth with 53 points, Sewanee was seventh with 47 points, Hendrix College was eighth with 30 points, Southwestern University finished ninth with 22 points and Oglethorpe was 10th with 18 points.

For complete results, click here for the official website of the 2010 SCAC Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships.

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