Belmont track and field teams shatter records at OVC Outdoor Championship
The Belmont men’s and women’s track and field teams had a record-breaking weekend at the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship on May 10-12
The men’s team placed second overall, and the women’s team scored the most points it ever has in an OVC Championship.
Senior Caleb Corprew continues to shatter records, including some of his his own. Corprew won his second straight OVC 400-meter and 110-meter hurdles championships on Saturday.
Corprew’s 400 hurdles record time was 51.23 seconds, which surpassed the 51.90 he ran the previous week at the Tennessee Challenge. His performance helped the men’s team to take silver for the second year in a row.
Corprew wasn’t the only Belmont athlete to break records at the event.
Junior Karly Hibbard broke the OVC Championship record for farthest javelin throw with an astounding 47.66 meters. She also broke the Belmont javelin record for the second time in a row, topping a record she set in 2016.
The women’s team placed tenth overall with 43 points, the most they’ve scored in the championship since joining the OVC in 2012.
Other notable performances at the championship included junior Corey Claiborne’s set of silver medals for shot put and discus. Claiborne set a school record of 168 feet for the discus.
Freshman Maja Gustafson also won silver for javelin behind Hibbard.
Hibbard was the only women’s team member to qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Championships, held May 24-26 in Tampa, Florida. Corprew, Claiborne and Declan McManus will compete for the men’s team.