Belmont Breaks School Record At YSU National Mid-Major Invitational

Caleb Belmont
Caleb Belmont

Written by Sports Information Intern Ralph Schudel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Freshman Caleb Belmont (Carroll, Ohio) is second member of Ohio Dominican's track and field team to break a school record in as many weeks. The freshman captured the school record during his top-ten finish in the 3000 meters during Saturday's YSU National Mid-Major Invitational at the Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) on the campus of Youngstown State University. Belmont's time of 8:45.17 beats the previous record held by Wes Pipher, set in 2017 at 8:57.83. 

Alex Botello (Hilliard, Ohio) tied his own school record set last week, clearing 4.30 meters. That mark earned the senior a top-ten finish in the pole vault. Freshman Manny Codjoe earned a personal best in the 60 meters, finishing with a time of 7.34 seconds. He also earned another personal best in the 200 meter dash, finishing with a time of 23.40 seconds. Senior Draven Bass (Circleville, Ohio) added to his impressive resume as a Panther, finishing in the top-ten with a time of 1:58.35. That earns the senior a personal record. 

On the women's side, Emma Barth (Dayton, Ohio) set a new personal best in the shotput. Barth cleared 10.32 meters, which beats her previous mark of 10.11 meters set at the Tiffin Dragon Open. Fellow senior Megan Tamasovich (Canal Winchester, Ohio) nearly captured a new career mark in the 60 meter hurdles, finishing in 9.96 seconds.

Celeste Pierce finished with a personal best in the 200 meter dash, earning a time of 26.75 seconds. Teammate Aniyah Benjamin (Fredericksburg, Virginia) also earned a personal best in the 200 meter dash, finishing with a time of 26.87. 

ODU travels back to Northwest Ohio to participate in the Tiffin Dragon Invite next weekend.