University of Louisville sophomore Tone Belt, won his fourth consecutive long jump competition of the indoor season last week at the Tyson Invitational at the University of Arkansas on Friday, February 9. His winning leap of 25 feet 10.75 inches not only broke the University of Louisville record he set earlier in the year, it was also the best in nation in 2007.
"With 14 of the nation's top 20 teams and many of the nation's very best collegiate athletes competing at this meet, this type of performance says a lot about Tone's competitiveness," said U of L head coach Ron Mann.
Belt also competed in the high jump, finishing in sixth place.
Louisville, currently ranked 14th in the nation, will compete in the Big East Indoor Championships on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17.
Some other Berkeley Springs High School graduates are also making a name for themselves at the collegiate level.
Ricky Kump, a sophomore at West Virginia Wesleyan, recently placed second in the 200 meter dash at the Shell Games held at West Virginia University on February 3. Kump's second place time was a fine 22.89, .05 of second behind Dan Bailey of Ohio University. There were 26 athletes competing in the event. Kump also runs on the 4 x 400 meter relay team, which placed first, as well as the open 400, where he recently posted a time of 49.67.
Shane Bosley, a senior at Wesleyan also placed second at the same meet in the 60 meter high hurdles. Bosley's time of 8.67 was .14 seconds behind Nicolas Bannister of Carnegie Mellon, while Adam Mason placed 5th in the high jump, clearing 1.78 meters.