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Men’s Track and Field: Molnar smokes field at Indiana Invitational

Pat Stynes | Monday, February 4, 2008

This weekend, a different Hungarian runner shined for the Irish.

At the Indiana Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., sophomore sprinter Balazs Molnar won the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.35 seconds, more than six tenths of a second faster than the rest of the field. While freshman Miklos Szebeny has been tearing up the competition of late, Molnar has flown under the radar this season.

Molnar also performed well at last week’s Notre Dame Invitational, finishing in second with a time of 48.40 seconds.

Molnar, however, was not the only successful Irish runner at the Indiana Invitational. Senior John Cavanaugh took second place in his first 800-meter race of the season with a Big East qualifying time of 1:50.66.

Freshman Chandler Brooks ran a 22.54 in the 200-meter dash, good enough for a second-place finish. Freshman Tyrell Atkins finished in 10th place in the event with a time of 23.08 seconds.

Freshman Greg Davis took ninth place in the weight throw with a distance of 17.75 meters.

Overall, the men’s team finished with seven top-10 finishes.

The team’s next event is the Meyo Invitational, hosted at the Loftus Center. Events begin at 5 p.m. Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday.