Friday's Outdoor Track & Field Roundup
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Release: 04/15/2017
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ETSU Field Events Headline Opening Day of Catamount Classic  //  Results
Bucs recorded five top-10 finishes

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The first day of the 2017 Benyon Sports Catamount Classic showcased the athletes in the field as the ETSU Track & Field program wrapped up day one from Cullowhee.

The ETSU women’s team got a stellar performance in the long jump as the Buccaneers had two place in the top ten. Junior Timia Easley led ETSU with a seventh place finish in the event after posting a mark of 5.51m (18’ 1”). Right behind Easley in ninth place was redshirt freshman Ationza Smith who had a jump of 5.39m (17’ 8.25”).

Both sophomore Benjamin Johnson and senior Jacob Dunlap finished in the top five in the men’s hammer throw in Cullowhee. Johnson finished fourth with a mark of 51.17m (167’ 10”) and right behind Johnson was Dunlap in fifth place with a throw of 50.29m (165’ 00”).

In javelin on the women’s side freshman Kiara Price finished 15th with a mark of 23.14m. Price achieved the mark on her final throw of the event. On the men’s side, redshirt freshman Sage Murphy finished seventh in the javelin with a mark of 40.93m.

The last event of the evening was the women’s high jump where sophomore Rebekah Fox finished tied for 12th with a mark of 1.48, (4’ 10.25”).

ETSU will be back in action for day two of the 2017 Benyon Sports Catamount Classic tomorrow beginning on the track with the women’s 100m dash.


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UNCG Stays Close to Home at Aggie Invite  //  Results

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The work load was light for UNCG on Friday at the Aggie Invitational on the campus of North Carolina A&T as the 800 meters was the lone event the Spartans competed in in Greensboro. 

Taylor Delaney placed ninth with a time of 2:14.35, while Kelsey Barrett wasn’t too far behind with a time of 2:21.44 for 17th. Kayla Wetherell rounded out the top-20 after timing in at 2:31.06.

On the men’s side, Keeton Glenn came in at 1:59.25 for 10th, while Dakarai Shipp’s 2:00.14 earned a 13th-place finish. Jonathan Hodge placed 15th in 2:01.03, followed immediately by David Guthrie, who timed in at 2:01.67 for 16th.

UNCG’s will return to action at the Aggie Invitational Saturday.


Broom and Logan Lead Keydets on Opening Day at Bucknell  //  Results

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Jay Broom finished 10th in the invitational men's 5K and did so in IC4A qualifying time, while Julia Logan finished second in the women's high jump to lead the VMI track and field teams on the opening day of competition at the Bison Outdoor Classic, contested Friday in Lewisburg, Pa.

Broom timed in at 14:34.04 in the invitational section of the 5K, good for that 10th place finish and an IC4A qualifying berth. Broom was one of 14 athletes to hit the standard in a very quick field.

Logan, meanwhile, cleared an outdoor personal best of 1.65 meters (5'5") and was the runner-up in the women's high jump. She remains third all-time at VMI in that discipline.

Other results included Elizabeth Johnston throwing the discus a personal best 40.90 meters (134'2"), good enough for an 11th-place finish, and Ryan Drew finishing ninth in the unseeded section of the men's 5K (14:56.59). Luke Phillips was 22nd behind Broom in the invitational portion (14:57.50), and Logan Luckett ran the fourth-fastest 5K time in school history, 18:07.36, to finish 29th in the unseeded women's 5K.

VMI track and field will return to action Saturday, when the Keydets compete at Bucknell once again. Action gets underway at 9:30 a.m.


WCU Earns Two Event Victories on Opening Day of Catamount Classic  //  Results

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Competing at home for the first this season, the Western Carolina men’s and women’s track & field teams earned 15 top-five finishes including two event victories during the opening day of the 2017 Beynon Sports Surfaces Catamount Classic. WCU’s two individual medalists were freshman Justin Tucker in the 10,000m and sophomore Shikym Khalil Jackson in the high jump.

The day began with the first five events of the men’s decathlon and the first four events of the women’s heptathlon. WCU did not have anyone competing in the decathlon but sophomore Marisa Scott leads the heptathlon heading into Saturday. Freshman Jazmine Gooden and sophomore Dasha Arnaut are sitting in third and fourth, respectively.

The next three events were the women’s hammer throw, men’s javelin and women’s long jump. The hammer throw and long jump were interrupted by a nearly hour long lightning delay that postponed the entire meet. Senior Hailey Cook took fourth in the hammer throw with a toss of 50.13m (164-06) while seniors Tiffani Lewis and Chenell Bryan tied for second in the long jump as they each leapt 5.70m (18-08.50). Gooden also placed in the top five of the long jump as she took fourth with a distance of 5.63m (18-05.75).

Up next were the men’s long jump, men’s hammer throw and women’s javelin. Junior Kevin Hires and senior Tremaine Kernes finished third and fourth, respectively, in the long jump. Hires touched down at 6.68m (21-11.00) while Kernes turned in a distance of 6.65m (21-10.00). Senior Scott Peretin and junior Chase Stehling both finished on the podium in the hammer throw. Peretin took second with a toss of 53.39m (175-02) while Stehling came in third at 51.41m (168-08).

The women’s 10,000m took to the track next where freshman Shawnda Martin placed third with a time of 39:33.93.

The men’s and women’s high jump took to the track next as Jackson led the way for the men as he won the event after topping 1.93m (6-04.00). On the women’s side, freshman Cecilia Piscetelli and sophomore Ashley Parker tied for third as they both cleared 1.58m (5-02.25).

The final event of the day was the men’s 10,000m. Tucker led the way as he cruised past the field in 34:16.47. Freshman Jacob DeAngelo came in third after stopping the clock at 35:07.38 while junior Kevin Pack came in one spot back in fourth with a time of 36:16.19.

The Catamounts will be back in action tomorrow as the majority of the events of the 2017 Beynon Sports Surfaces Catamount Classic are contested.


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