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Georgetown College men's and women's track and field teams went to Bellarmine University to challenge several NCAA Division I and II athletes.
The Bellarmine Invitational did not keep team scores, but several Tigers represented well. A few records fell on the men's side. Keith Arutoff broke his own hammer record, while Brandon Pulliam set the 1,500 meter run record.
The sophomore ran a four minute, four second and 72 hundredths of a second race to finish fifth overall behind three unattached runners and Abram Deng from Spalding.
Arutoff's record was 41.16 meters is now 42.05. Arutoff also broke his discus record of 41.45. He obliterated it as it now stands at 44.12.
Finnja Ramcke beat her best in the 400-meter hurdles by nearly two seconds. Her old record was 1:10.11. This past weekend she ran a 1:08.11.
The 4x400 women's relay team of Ramcke, Danielle Buford, Kelsey Gregory and Mercedes Hartman ran a 4:13.46. The old record was 4:19.91. The men's 4x400 relay of Grant Curran, Tyler Doolittle, Cody Polzin and Kyle Wiedemer ran a 3:32.34, beating the record of 3:32.54.
Bea Cameron bested her long jump record, 4.93 meters. Her new mark is 5.08 meters.
Several Tigers were close to GC records.
Curran was just a tad slower in his 800-meter run. He finished in 1:58.42 and his record stands at 1:58.05.
Ramcke finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 17.07. She was beaten by a runner from Indianapolis and two from Bellarmine. She is just five hundredths of a second off her record time of 17.02. Buford's 13.01 was just off her 12.9 record in the 100-meter dash. She was also just .03 behind her 200-meter dash record of 26.37.
The Tigers return to action this weekend against a lot of conference competition in the meet at University of the Cumberlands.