The Citadel's Riegel Takes First Place on Day One
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel track and field teams finished day one of the CSU Spring Break Invitational on Friday at the Bagwell-Settle Track in North Charleston, South Carolina.
For the women’s team, junior Mady Riegel won first place in the javelin with a throw of 140 feet, 0 inches. Seniors Sarah Johnson and Emani Little will compete in the 400-meter race final after placing sixth and seventh in the prelims with times of 1 minute, 00.93 seconds and 1:00.97, respectively.
Sophomore Hannah Murray earned fourth place in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 7.5 inches to qualify for finals.
For the men's team, senior Malik Diggs earned first place in the 110-meter hurdle prelims with a time of 14.79 seconds to secure his spot in the finals Saturday. Diggs also took first in the 400-meter hurdles in 55.45 seconds to continue into the finals.
Junior Devin Singleton also earned first place in the 400-meter dash to continue into finals with a time of 50.08.
Sophomore Stephen Kulick finished second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.32 to carry him into the final. Sophomore Josiah Johnson earned fourth place and qualified for the final in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.93.
Day two of the invitational is scheduled to start 9 a.m. on Saturday. Full meet results will be available after the event concludes at CitadelSports.com.
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UNCG's Beane, Sandin Place 11th for Track & Field at the Bob Davidson Spring Kick-Off
HIGH POINT, N.C. – Making the quick jaunt southwest to High Point, UNCG track & field took part in the Bob Davidson Spring Kick-Off Friday afternoon at Vert Stadium on the Campus of High Point University.
Jeffrey Beane and William Sandin were the high finishers for the Blue and Gold. Beane placed 11th in the 110 meter hurdles in 15.35, while Sandin garnered the same finish in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:08.46.
Sandin was followed closely by Alex Roy, who took 14th in 4:10.02. Patrick O’Grady and David Guthrie snagged 18th and 19th with respective times of 4:13.09 and 4:13.45.
On the women’s side, Alexis Rice grabbed 40th in the 100 meter dash, coming in at 13.18. Meanwhile, Taylor Delaney took 42nd in the 400 meters, followed immediately by Katy Link in 43rd with a time of 1:04.40.
The Spartans get back at it on Saturday, competing in the 49er Classic in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bears Perform Well at Yellow Jacket Invitational
ATLANTA, Ga. – Sophomore Madison Mueller broke her second school record in as many weeks to highlight a competitive day for the Mercer at Georgia Tech’s Yellow Jacket Invitational Friday at the Georgia C. Griffin Track.
After setting a program record in the 100-meter dash (12.51 seconds) last week, Mueller broke the 200-meter dash record Friday with a time of 25.34. Three other Bears – Callie Hammerle, Nicola Tirpak and Myranda Ham – competed in the event.
A trio of freshmen – McKaylin Darsey, Anna Grzeszczak and Kimmie Whiting – added great performances in the distance events. Darsey was the top finisher in her 1,500-meter heat, running a 4:58.20. Grzeszczak and Whiting both set personal-records of 18.25 and 18.27, respectively, in the 5,000-meter run as they competed among a challenging field of 49 runners.
Alicia Williams notched a personal-record of 1:02.11 in the 400-meter dash as well.
Among the multiple schools at the meet were Georgia, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Vanderbilt and Belmont.
ATHLETE OF THE MEET
Another week, another school record for Madison Mueller, who now has the best finishes by a Bear in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes.
Another challenging meet awaits Mercer at the UNF Spring Break Invite on Friday, March 24 in Jacksonville, Florida.
HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Western Carolina men’s and women’s track & field teams opened up their 2017 outdoor season Friday at the Bob Davidson Spring Kick-off hosted by High Point University. The women are ranked second out of a 16 team field after day one while the men rank fifth with 13 teams in action. WCU picked up three individual event victories including sophomore Dasha Arnaut taking the women’s 400m, sophomore Jordan Bostian winning the men’s 3,000m steeplechase and freshman Jazmine Gooden who earned a victory in the long jump in her very first outdoor collegiate event.
Arnaut circled the track in 55.76 to take the victory while teammate Tatiana Mills, a freshman, took eighth after clocking in at 58.45.
Bostian led the field in the steeplechase after stopping the clock at 10:06.92 while freshman Tyler Robakiewicz came in three spots back in fourth with a time of 10:26.91.
Gooden leapt past the field with a distance of 5.74m while senior Tiffani Lewis took fourth after stopping the tape at 5.57m. Gooden also placed fourth in the 100m hurdles as she clocked in at 14.21.
Freshman Devaniel Dale took second in the men’s 400m in his very first outdoor competition. He rounded the track in 48.84 to finish just .42 behind the event winner.
Senior Hailey Cook took third in the women’s shot put after tossing the element 14.03m.
The Catamounts placed a pair of runner in the top eight of the women’s 100m. Sophomore Mia Little led the way with a fourth place finish at 12.06 while Lewis crossed the line in 12.21 to finish seventh.
Junior Katarina Ruehl and sophomore Trinity Wiles finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase. Ruehl clocked in at 12:01.99 while Wiles finished a minute later in 13:07.53.
Juniors Thor Smith and Corey Ginley finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the men’s pole vault. They both cleared 4.45m but Smith was able to claim the higher spot due to fewer attempts.
Sophomore Devyn Montel Jones took sixth in the men’s 110m hurdles after finishing in 14.72. Freshman Di'Joun Huitt also finished sixth but in the men’s long jump as he touched down in 6.86m. The final men’s athlete to finish sixth was junior Mateius Brown in the shot put as he tossed the element 15.11m.
Sophomore Marisa Scott took sixth in the women’s high jump after clearing 1.55m while sophomore Ashley Parker tied for eighth with a height of 1.50m.
WCU’s final top-eight finisher was sophomore Kaitlyn Lingard who took eighth in the women’s 1,500m after clocking in at 4:44.60.
The Catamounts will close out competition at the Bob Davidson Spring Kick-off Saturday.