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Saturday's Outdoor Track & Field Roundup
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Release: 04/15/2017
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The Citadel Wins 13 Events on Saturday at Lowcountry Invitational  //  Results

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel track and field teams competed in the CSU-hosted Lowcountry Invitational on Saturday.
 
For the women's team, freshman Jessy Page took first place in the discus with a heave of 141-9 to break the program's all-time record. Page also took first place in the hammer throw and set a new personal best with a toss of 161-1. Junior Bethany Reeves took first place in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 5:30.65, and senior Caillian Colquitt finished first in the 5,000 meters in 19:25.50.
 
In the field events, junior Mady Riegel finished first in the javelin with a heave of 130-2. Junior Asyria Daniels finished first in the long jump in 17-8.75, and sophomore Summer Thompson had a first-place finish in the high jump with a leap of 4-11.
 
Senior Malik Diggs took first place in both the 100-meter dash and 110-meter hurdles. Diggs finished the 100 meters with a time of 11.13 seconds, and hurdles with a time of 15.00.
 
Freshman Raleigh Webb finished first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.28, and junior Devin Singleton took first in the 400 meters in 49.72. Sophomore Stephan Kulick finished first in the 800-meter race with a time of 1:57.83, and junior Charlie Walker took first place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 57.28.
 
In the field events, junior Derrick Freeland captured first place and set a new personal best in the discus with a heave of 152 feet, 2 inches.  
 
Next up, the Bulldogs will travel to Columbia, South Carolina, to compete in the Gamecock Invitational on Saturday. Full meet results will be available at the conclusion of all events on CitadelSports.com.

 

ETSU Shines at Final Day of Catamount Classic  //  Results

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – It was a day to remember for the ETSU Track & Field program on Saturday as the Buccaneers recorded seven event victories on the final day of the 2017 Benyon Sports Catamount Classic.

Overall, the men finished second with a point total of 135. The women finished third with a point total of 81.  

With three event wins was sophomore Kyra Atkins who led the women’s 4x100m relay team of Katrina Seymour, Kiana Davis and Lamisha Simmons to the first victory of the day after posting a time of 46.01. The mark is the fastest time in the Southern Conference this season.

Continuing her impressive day, Atkins captured her second victory in the 100m dash as Atkins finished with a time of 12.25. In the 100m, the blue and gold went one and two as fellow sophomore Kiana Davis finished second with a time of 12.31. The Greer, S.C., native won her third event of the day in the 200m with a time of 24.60. Davis was once again right behind her in third place with a time of 24.96.

The Bucs also collected two in the top ten in the 100m hurdles and 800m dash. In the 100mH, junior Timia Easley finished sixth with a time of 15.16 while freshman Kiara Price finished eighth with a time of 15.52. In the 800m dash ETSU was led by freshman Kaitlyn Laywho finished second with a time of 2:17.80. Following Lay in sixth place was freshman Nicki Smith with a time of 2:22.38.

In one of the final events of the day, the Bucs picked up another event victory as senior Katie Hirko won the women’s 5000m run finishing with a time of 17:53.88. The ETSU men also had a stellar performance in the 5000m as the Bucs finished with the top three runners. Winning the 5000m on the men’s side was senior David Winchester with a time of 15:09.48. Behind Winchester was sophomore James Garst with a time of 15:23.44. In third was freshman Nathan Longfellow who ran a time of 15:30.55.

On the men’s side, the 4x100m relay team of Matthew Moore, Michael Williams, David Perez and Patrick Taylor had an impressive day on the track, finishing second with a time of 41.37. The mark was the second fastest in the SoCon this season. Later in the day, the 4x400m relay team of Tyler Houston, David Perez, Matthew Moore and Patrick Taylor finished fifth with a time of 3:23.51

The highlight of the day on the men’s side was the Buccaneer domination in the 1500m as ETSU had six place in the top ten, four in the top five and had the first two finishers. Winning the event with a time of 3:54.05 was junior Simeon Roberts (Greeneville, Tenn.) while freshman Adam Bradtmueller was close behind in second with a time of 3:55.92.

Rounding out the top five for the Bucs in the 1500m was the freshman duo of Noah Charles and Josh Routh. Charles finished fourth with a time of 3:59.39 and Routh finished fifth with a time of 3:59.80.

In the field, senior Brett Squibbs continued to compile an impressive outdoor season capturing his third pole vault victory of the season. Squibbs finished first with a mark of 4.90m (16’ .75”).

ETSU will be back in action next weekend as the team head to Atlanta, Ga. to take part in the Georgia Tech Invitational, April 21-22. The blue and gold will have their final tune-up before the SoCon Championships on April 28 as the Western Carolina Invitational.

Notables:

Men

• 100m – Bucs had three finish in the top ten … Junior Patrick Taylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.) finished second with a time of 10.88. Right behind Taylor was senior Matt Moore (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) with a time of 10.93. Redshirt Freshman David Perez (Asheville, N.C.) ran a time of 11.41 to finish ninth. 
• 800m – Freshman Harper Sigler (Bogart, Ga.) ran a personal best time of 1:52.29
• 200m – Patrick Taylor finished fifth after running a time of 21.84
• Shot Put – Sophomore Ben Johnson (Nashville, Tenn.) finished third in the event with a mark of 14.72 (48’ 3.50”). 
• Discus – Johnson recorded a second place finish with a throw of 46.98m (154’ 2”). 

Women
• 1500m – Junior Macy Carrier (Bluff City, Tenn.) finished sixth after running a time of 4:52.93.
• 400m – Sophomore Starr Graham (Alpharetta, Ga.) recorded an eighth place finish with a time of 59.88

 

Paladins Comepete at Beynon Sports Catamount Classic  //  Results

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Four athletes competed for the Paladin track and field team Friday and Saturday at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic in Cullowhee, N.C.

On Friday, junior Austin Chewning placed seventh with a mark of 5-6.00 in the high jump and 14th with a distance of 18-6.00 in the long jump, while rookie Reagan Chewning was 14th in the high jump at 4-6.25 and 19th in the long jump with a mark of 15-6.00.

In Saturday's events, senior Lee Shearer turned in a second-place finish with a time of 9:37.28 in the 3,000m Steeplechase, and Sarah Wilson finished seventh with a time of 1:07.21 in the 400m hurdles.

Furman will compete at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Virginia, and at the USC Open in Columbia, South Carolina, April 21-22.

 

UNCG's O’Grady takes fourth in the 1,500m at Aggie Invite - Results

GREENSBORO, N.C. – On Saturday, UNCG wrapped up competition at the Aggie Invite, staying close to home on the campus of North Carolina A&T.

Patrick O’Grady highlighted the meet with a fourth-place finish in the 1,500 meters, timing in at 4:10.13. Robert Anderson finished close behind, taking 10th in 4:29.95.

On the women’s side of the 1,500 meters, Sarah DeSantis placed ninth after crossing the finish line in 5:24.15.

In the 4x100 meter relay the women’s team of Amber Dickens Nautica Friday, Alexis Rice and Antonia Smith placed seventh in 51.09, while Kimberly Shaver, Mikkayla Hailey, Anna Habich and Sonja Espinosa took ninth in 56.13.

The men’s squad of Palmer Dupree, Jeffrey Beane, Matthew Garr and Quin Lema placed 13th with a time of 44.51. 

 

Samford at South Alabama Invitational (Mobile, Ala.) - Results

MOBILE, Ala. – Samford true freshman Emmanuel Tait starred for the Bulldogs’ track and field team at the 2017 South Alabama Invitational on Saturday as the speedy native of Alabaster ran to the championship title of the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.50. He also placed third in the 110-meter hurdles (14.24) as Samford earned 15 top-five finishes at the 16-team event.

Starting Thursday with the opening rounds of the decathlon and heptathlon, Samford squared off against opponents from 15 schools at the Jaguar Track. The final events were concluded Saturday evening.

Tait shined for the Bulldogs in the sprints Saturday, while the Samford dominated the women’s high jump competition. The Bulldogs earned three of the top-four finishes in the event, while sophomore Selena Popp placed second with a height of 1.69 meters. Carrie Neill and Courtney Prengaman both finished tied for fourth place with identical marks of 1.64 meters.

Popp, Samford’s talented native of Hixon, Tennessee, also earned a second-place finish in the heptathlon. Popp compiled a total score of 4,928 in the competition, while her teammate, Erin Hines, earned a top-10 finish with an eighth-place tally of 4,428.

In the women’s pole vault, Samford competitors tallied fourth and eighth-place finishes. The Bulldogs’ Lindsey Kessler cleared a height of 3.65 meters to take fourth place, while Sarah Lee took eighth with a tally of 3.50 meters.

The Samford women’s team continued its stellar performances Saturday in the 400-meter hurdles. The Bulldogs earned two of the event’s top-six finishes and were led by junior Victoria Wicks’ third-place performance. Wicks sped through the competition in a time of 1:02.58, while freshman Lauren Beard took sixth place with a finish time of 1:05.67.

In the men’s decathlon event, Samford senior Jay Vines earned third place with a total score of 5,980. Vines was joined in the top five by teammate Hunter Schlatter. Schlatter, only a freshman, accumulated a score of 4,738 to finish strong in the competition.

The Bulldogs’ Maggie Johnston continued her brilliant freshman season Saturday with a second-place performance in the discus. Samford’s native of Macon, Georgia, posted a distance of 47.68 meters to earn the finish. Additionally, the Bulldogs’ sophomore Camille Caldwell placed ninth in the event with a throw of 41.77 meters.

Samford’s Tonia McKinley and Abigail Cutcliffe both registered top-10 performances in the 100-meter dash Saturday. McKinley earned a fifth-place finish with a time of 11.87, while Cutcliffe placed 10th at 12.05.

As usual, the men’s pole vault competition proved to be a boon for the Bulldogs. Samford’s All-Southern Conference standout Tray Oates tallied a second-place finish with a height of 5.27 meters, while Gavin Gautreau placed fourth at 4.97 meters and Chris Thrasher took seventh by clearing 4.97 on a later attempt.

Sophomore Keyth Fightmaster jumped a height of 2.01 meters in the men’s high jump and garnered a third-place finish for Samford in the event.

The Bulldogs also finished well in the long jump Saturday. Junior standout Marquis Barnes posted a distance of 7.50 meters to claim second place, while freshman Jon Waarvik finished sixth with a tally of 6.95 meters in the event.

In addition to Samford and the homestanding South Alabama Jaguars, the top-notch field at the South Alabama Invitational also included either individuals or full squads from Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy, UAB, Southern, Southeastern Louisiana, New Orleans, Mobile, Mississippi Valley State, Meridian Community College, Jacksonville State, Columbus State and Alabama A&M.

The Samford University track and field teams will next be in action Friday through Sunday of next week as the Bulldogs travel to Auburn to compete in the 2017 Tiger Classic, which will be held at the Hutsell-Rosen Track on the campus of Auburn University.

 

Henderson's Win Leads Keydets at Buckenell - Results

LEWISBURG, Pa. - Greg Henderson won the men's 100-meters and Kerisha Goode was second in the women's 100, leading the VMI track and field teams on the final day of the Bison Outdoor Classic, contested Saturday in Lewisburg, Pa.

Henderson won the 100 in 10.86 seconds to capture his first collegiate victory in an outdoor regular season 100-meter race. He also finished eighth in the 200, timing in at 22.26. On the women's side, Goode followed up her strong efforts last weekend at George Mason by crossing the stripe in 12.27 in the 100 for a second-place finish. She was also 12th in the 200 (25.63). 

The hurdling events were also kind to the Keydets, as Kevin Bishop finished fourth in the 400 hurdles (54.50) for his best finish ever in a collegiate open meet. Lee Warren overcame a windy day to finish fifth in the 110 hurdles (14.98). Other results included Mia McClain finishing 14th in the women's 200 (25.79) and the men's 4X800-meter relay - Jay Broom, Luke Phillips, Kyle Sabourin and Micah Ellington - finished third in 7:51.55.

"I'm pleased with the efforts of our team this weekend," said VMI head coach Darrin Webb. "It was a quality weekend for our athletes, and we continue to post personal bests and make progress toward the championship seasons."

Finally, Tripp Fitch was 10th in the men's 3K (8:57.98) and Sadie Sandifer was 14th in the women's 3K in 11:21.44.

VMI track and field will return to action Friday, when the Keydets open competition at the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C. 

 

WCU Wins 11 Events on Final Day of Catamount Classic - Results  //  Photos

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The Western Carolina men’s and women’s track & field teams dominated the final day of the 2017 Beynon Sports Surfaces Catamount Classic Saturday including winning 11 events and capturing 46 top five finishes. WCU’s top performers were senior Scott Peretin and sophomore Devyn Montel Jones who each captured a pair of victories on Saturday.

Peretin won the shot put and discus for the Catamounts. In the shot put he led a group of four Catamounts who finished in the top-four. Peretin was victorious after a toss of 15.56m (51-00.75). Junior Mateius Brown took second at 15.49m (50-10.00) while sophomore Dakota Wright and freshman Jay Stanley placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Wright tossed the shot 14.66m (48-01.25) while Stanley came in at 13.97m (45-10.00). Peretin then won the discus with a throw of 47.01m (154-03) followed by Brown who came in fourth at 46.62m (152-11) and Wright who placed fifth, 44.37m (145-07).

Jones swept the hurdle events winning both the 110m and 400m races. He led a podium sweep in the 110m as he won with a time of 14.96 followed by sophomore J'len Wilson in second (15.19) and Corey Alston in third (15.38).

Jones then won the 400m hurdles after crossing the line in 54.97. Sophomore Dylan Andrade came across next in second at 56.88 while junior Clinton Jones placed fourth with a time of 59.42.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Lingard had a successful day as well. She won the 800m with a time of 2:16.25 while placing third in the 1,500m at 4:42.56.

Sophomore Dasha Arnaut took home the crown in the 400m hurdles. She rounded the track in 59.97 to win the event while classmate Sally Woerner took third after clocking in at 1:05.21.

Junior Keion Crossen, who competes on the WCU track team, joined the track team earlier this season and picked up his first career victory Saturday as he led the field in the 100m. He raced down the backstretch in 10.80.

Junior Meghan Breden took home the title in the women’s pole vault as she topped 3.90m (12-09.50).

Sophomore Marisa Scott was the final individual winner for the Catamounts as she won heptathlon with 4,449 points. 

The men swept the relay events winning both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Sophomore Josh Little, junior Henry Kiedi, junior Dakota Lamont and Crossen teamed up to round the track in 41.05 to win the 4x100m. Kiedi, Lamont, freshman Devaniel Dale and sophomore Miles Greer took the 4x400m title after stopping the clock at 3:14.01 while freshman Derek Puryear, sophomore Caleb Albrecht, Andrade and D. Jones finished third in the relay as WCU’s “B” squad. The second group turned in a time of 3:19.31.

Freshman Jazmine Gooden won the women’s 100m hurdles after racing down the track in 14.36. She was followed closely by Arnaut who made a second appearance on the podium with a third place finish at 14.55.

Junior Thor Smith led a group of three Catamounts in the men’s pole vault. Smith topped 4.75m (15-07.00) to finish second. Junior Corey Ginley came in one spot back after clearing 4.45m (14-07.25) while sophomore Bryce Myers rounded out the top-five in fifth with a height of 4.30m (14-01.25).

The women took second in both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Sophomore Mia Little, senior Tiffani Lewis, Arnaut and Gooden teamed up in the 4x100m to round the track in 46.48. Freshman Tatiana Mills, freshman Kellsie Whitehead, sophomore Sally Woerner and Arnaut took second in the 4x400m with a time of 3:49.98. Senior Chenell Bryan, Gooden, sophomore Bri Anna Adams and Lingard took third in the 4x400m as WCU’s “B” squad after clocking in at 3:58.65.

Lamont, Kiedi and Dale all placed in the top-five in the 400m. Lamont came in second barely losing to Olympic silver medalist Manteo Mitchell. Lamont rounded the track in 47.12 while Mitchell edged him out with a time of 47.08. Kiedi finished just one spot back at 47.38 while Dale came in fourth after crossing the line in 48.65.

Sophomore Tamilia Wright took second in the triple jump after touching down 11.83m (38-09.75). Bryan finished three spots back in fifth after stopping the tape at 11.46m (37-07.25).

Junior Kevin Hires led the Catamounts in the men’s triple jump as he placed second after leaping 14.44m (47-04.50). Freshman Nicholas Lyons came in fifth in the event with a distance of 12.87m (42-02.75).

The final second place finish for the Catamounts came in the women’s discus as senior Hailey Cook achieved a mark of 43.78m (143-08). Cook also placed in the top-five in the shot put. She came in third with a mark of 14.35m (47-01.00). Sophomore Simone Williams came in one spot back in fourth after stopping the tape at 13.41m (44-00.00).

Lamont took third in the men’s 200m as he clocked in at 21.63. Kiedi just missed the podium in fourth after crossing the line in 21.74.

Mia Little picked up a third place finish as well in the women’s 100m. She stopped the clock in 12.33.

Whitehead placed fifth in the women’s 400m after rounding the track in 59.00 while junior Katarina Ruehl picked up a fifth place showing the 3,000m steeplechase after clocking in at 12:06.45.

The Catamounts will take a week off from competition before returning to the track Friday, April 28 for the WCU Invitational presented by Catamount Travel Center.

 

Wofford Competes at Catamount Classic  //  Results

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The Wofford College men's and women's outdoor track and field teams competed on Friday and Saturday at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic hosted by Western Carolina. The Terriers had numerous top ten finishes in the meet.
 
On Friday, Erin Troyer finished fourth in the javelin with a throw of 32.26 meters and Emily Williams was fifth at 31.70 meters. Kaitlyn Widmyer went 32.36 meters in the hammer throw. Gaston Hayworth was sixth overall in the hammer throw at 49.67 meters.
 
To begin Saturday's competition, Conrad Heinrich (5,553 points) and Sam Robinson (5,176 points) were second and third respectively in the decathlon. Heinrich was the top finisher in the shot put, discus, javelin and 1500 meters. Amber Lust was second in the heptathlon with 4,226 points, while Sara Jane Hayes was fourth with 3,798 points.
 
McLeod Dean was fourth in the 100 meters in 21.43 and she also took fourth place in the 200 meters in 25.01. Cairo Booker was tenth in the 400 meters at 1:00.29 and Kassidy Morton was fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:21.18. Anya Bunao was the top Terrier finisher in the 1,500 meters at 4:57.51. The women's 4x400 relay was fourth overall.
 
In the men's 100 meters, Bosco Bapoupeleh was fifth overall at 11.12 and took tenth place in the 200 meters in 22.70. Joe Harbacevich ran the 800 meters in 1:52.80 for third place and Jack Zemp was seventh in the 1,500 meters at 4:03.24. Ethan Epstein was sixth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:45.71. Jonathan Hall was the top finisher for Wofford in the 110 meter hurdles at 16.51 and he was seventh in the 400 meter hurdles at 1:00.38. The 4x400 relay was sixth overall. Omar Mingo was third in the triple jump at 13.98 meters and Hunter Griffin was eighth in the shot put at 12.95 meters. Gaston Hayworth threw the discus 38.82 meters for ninth place.
 
Overall, the Wofford men finished fourth out of twelve teams competing. The Terrier women were seventh out of thirteen teams.
 
The teams have two meets remaining until the Southern Conference Championships. On April 22 they will compete at the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia, followed by the Appalachian State Outdoor Classic on April 29.

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