Davis finished 14th in the college division of the shot put, as he tossed the implement 15.15 meters (49’8 ½”). The finish, although not up to his personal best (set last week at the Big South Championships), did place him ahead of a pair of competitors from South Carolina, among others.
Lawson finished 18th in the college section of the discus throw, as he was able to notch a 47.29 meter mark (155’1”). The toss was very similar to the one he recorded at the conference meet (47.53 M/155’11”), where he earned all-conference honors.
VMI track and field will return to action Saturday, as Lawson throws the hammer and the 4X800-meter relay takes to the track on the final day of the Relays. Action will also include the much-discussed appearance of Usain Bolt, as the 2008 100 and 200-meter Olympic Champion takes to the track in the U.S. vs. The World 4X100-meter relay. Bolt has appeared at Penn in prior years, but not since his 2008 Olympic exploits. That race is scheduled for a 2:50 p.m. start.