ATLANTA - Centre College's men's track and field team came up just one point short of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship at the SCAC Spring Sports Festival Friday and Saturday.
Centre's 177 points left them one behind champion DePauw. Centre needed to win the 1,600 meter relay, which it did, but DePauw's fourth-place finish was enough to give it the title.
"They put it all on the line and gave me everything they have, and you can't be disappointed with that," Centre coach Lisa Owens said. "These kind of losses are just hard to swallow. You get so pumped up and you know it's within your reach. When it doesn't happen, all you can think is that there will be another day, another time and another opportunity."
Ryan New was named the MVP of the meet, finishing with 26.5 points. He won the 400 meter dash, and was part of the winning 400 and 1,600 relay teams. He also finished second in the 200 and third in the 100.