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Galeone Takes 3rd in Drake Relays Javelin

April 29, 2011  Des Moines, Iowa  RSS
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Competing alongside some of the NCAA's top men's javelin throwers, Elliot Galeone placed third at the Drake Relays.

Competing alongside some of the NCAA's top men's javelin throwers, Elliot Galeone placed third at the Drake Relays.

Liberty redshirt senior Elliot Galeone finished third in a star-studded men's javelin field, highlighting the Flames' Friday at the 102nd Drake Relays.

Despite the unfavorable headwinds at Drake Stadium, Galeone uncorked a fourth throw of 227-5. That placed him directly ahead of Iowa's Matt Byers (currently ranked No. 6 nationally) and Georgia's Brian Moore (currently ranked No. 7 nationally) in the final standings. The duo placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

The only javelin throwers to defeat Galeone were NCAA No. 1-ranked Ignacio Guerra of Western Kentucky (246-5) and NCAA No. 5-ranked Tim Glover of Illinois State (241-8).

Ryan Smith also competed at the site of the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday, coming in 14th in the men's shot put. His top throw reached 53-11.25.

A number of Liberty athletes will compete at the Radford Invitational, which resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. with a quartet of field events. Action on the track will begin at noon.