By Rick Sheek
Nothing fancy last weekend at the 35th-annual Niswonger Invitational, but Milligan College’s track and field team hopes it kicked off the new year by building a slight bit of momentum.
The Buffs’ Shaka Andrew and Kevin Mowatt shined brightest at East Tennessee State.
Andrew placed 12th in the shot put, setting a personal best and school indoor record. With a heave of 44 feet, 1½ inches he was the highest-finishing non-NCAA Division I athlete.
He was also 12th in the weight throw, with a mark of 44-04.25 at the Dome.
Kevin Mowatt crossed 15th in the 400-meter dash. His time of 51.31 seconds was the top showing for a D-I runner, a personal record.