Competing for the first time since December 5, the Belmont Abbey men's indoor track and field team turned in six top ten finishes this afternoon at the Art & Linda Mailett Open on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
In the 200, Alex Abalos posted a 12th place finish with a time of 23.69 with Zach Melvin finishing five spots behind at 24.35.
Sophomore Michael Koceja missed the school record by fourteen one hundreths of a second in the 400 meters, finishing sixth with a mark of 51.29. Abalos was ninth at 51.79.
The Distance Medley Relay Team of Buhrmeister, Eichorn, Melvin and Nicholas Snell raced to fourth at 11:34.89.
In the field events, Tarik Amon surged to 11th in the long jump at 5.76 meters with Gardner one spot behind at 5.51. Koceja was 14th at 5.32.
Amon added a solid fourth place effort in the triple jump, leaping to a mark of 12.82 meters.
Belmont Abbey is back on the track next Saturday when it travels to Winston-Salem for the Winston-Salem Rams 6-Way at JDL Fasttrack.