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Release: 03/18/2017
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Bulldogs Finish Day Two of Invitational

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel track and field teams finished out the CSU Spring Break Invitational on Saturday at the Bagwell-Settle Track.
 
For the women’s team, sophomore Hannah Murray earned fourth place in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 7.5 inches, and senior Caillian Colquitt took 11th place in the 3,000 meters with a time of 11 minutes, 02.09 seconds.
 
For the men's team, senior Malik Diggs earned second place overall in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.35 seconds. Diggs also tied for fifth place in the 400-meter hurdles in 55.45 seconds. Sophomore Josiah Johnson took fourth place in the 100-meter dash final with a time of 10.71.
 
Senior Ross Jordan finished fourth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:58.00. Junior Devin Singleton finished sixth in the 400-meter final with a time of 50.08, and sophomore Stephen Kulick took eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.32.
 
In the field events, senior Jackson Nobisch won second place in the high jump with a jump of 6-2.75, and junior Derrick Freeland placed third in the discus with a throw of 147-5.
 
The Bulldogs will compete in the Weems Baskin Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina. Meet results will be available at the event’s conclusion on CitadelSports.com.


UNCG Relay Squads Run Strong for Track & Field at the 49er Classic
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Competing in its second meet in as many days, UNCG took to the track Saturday at the Irwin Belk Track & Field Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the 49er Classic.
 
The Blue and Gold’s highest for both the men and the women came in the 4x100 meter relay races. The men’s team placed 19th with a time of 43.23, while the women’s squad took 24th in 53.43.
 
In the 4x400 meter relay, the men’s A team finished 32nd in 3:42.00, while the C team garnered 36th in 4:42.57. On the women’s side, the A team took 35th with a time of 4:40.12, followed immediately by the B team in 36th with a time of 4:48.23.
 
Kayla Wetherell (Youngsville, N.C./Franklinton) finished 61st in the 800 meters, crossing the finish line in 2:34.44. In the men’s rendition of the race, David Guthrie (Fayetteville, N.C./South View) placed 66th in 2:04.23.

WCU Men and Women Finish Third at Bob Davidson Spring Kick-off
HIGH POINT, N.C. – Both the Western Carolina men’s and women’s track & field teams finished third at the season opening Bob Davidson Spring Kick-off hosted by High Point University. The women finished third out of a field of 16 teams while the men placed third out of 14 teams. The Catamounts captured 21 top-eight finishes on the final day of competition led by sophomore Dasha Arnaut’s second place showing in the 400m hurdles.

Arnaut rounded the track in 1:01.03 to capture a spot on the podium.

The men’s 4x400m relay team also picked up a second place finish as freshman Devaniel Dale, sophomore Miles Greer, sophomore Caleb Albrecht and freshman Derek Puryear combined to post a time of 3:17.52.

The women’s 4x100m relay “A” squad picked up a podium finish as they placed third with a time of 47.01. Sophomore Mia Little, freshman Jazmine Gooden, sophomore Bri Anna Adams and senior Tiffani Lewis teamed up for the event. WCU’s “B” squad consisting of senior Chenell Bryan, Arnaut, sophomore Danyel de Souza and sophomore Sally Woerner finished seventh with a time of 48.12.

The men’s 4x100m relay squad also finished third in their race as freshman Corey Alston, junior Henry Kiedi, sophomore Josh Little and junior Dakota Lamont rounded the track in 42.25.

Kiedi also picked up a third place finish in the men’s 200m as he ran for the podium with a time of 21.83. Dale clocked in at 21.88 to finish fifth in the event.

Greer took a fourth place finish in the men’s 800m after stopping the clock at 1:54.43. Albrecht came in two spots later in sixth with a time of 1:55.56.

Freshman Imani Bennett finished fourth on the women’s side in the triple jump as she touched down at 11.60m.

The women also picked up a fourth place finish in the 4x400m relay. Woerner, freshman Kellsie Whitehead, freshman Tatiana Mills and Arnaut teamed up to clock in a time of 3:49.60.

Sophomore Shikym Khalil Jackson was WCU’s final fourth place finisher as he took the spot in the men’s high jump after clearing 1.91m.

Sophomore Devyn Montel Jones earned a fifth place finish in the men’s 400m hurdles as he rounded the track in 54.86. Sophomore Dylan Andrade finished three spots back in eighth after crossing the line in 55.10.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Lingard picked up a sixth place finish in the women’s 800m as she clocked in at 2:16.93.

Senior Tremaine Kernes also earned a sixth place finish in the men’s triple jump as he stopped the tape at 12.51m.

Senior Hailey Cook finished seventh in the women’s discus as she tossed the element 43.13m. Junior Mateius Brown finished seventh on the men’s side in the discus with a mark of 46.72m. Senior Scott Peretin finished one spot back in eighth after stopping the tape at 46.26m. Peretin also finished eighth in the men’s hammer throw with a toss of 53.80m.

The final top-eight finisher for the Catamounts was freshman Shawnda Martin who came in eighth in the women’s 3,000m. Martin stopped the clock at 10:39.64.

Marshall won the team title on the women’s side while Dartmouth took the crown for the men. WCU’s women finished ahead of Duquesne, Elon, Morgan State, Dartmouth, Ohio, High Point and Appalachian State among others. The men finished just ahed of Morgan State, Mount St. Mary’s, Wake Forest, Duquesne, Appalachian State, Notre Dame (Ohio) and High Point.

WCU will return to action Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at the VertKlasse Meeting also hosted by High Point.


Wofford Begins Outdoor Track and Field Season
 
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Wofford College men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams began the 2017 season on Friday and Saturday at the Charlotte 49er Classic at the Irwin Belk Track and Field Complex. The team set two new school records and had numerous top 15 finishes.
 
McLeod Dean ran a 24.56 in the 200 meter preliminaries for a school record and in the finals lowered that to 24.43 for sixth place overall. Dean was also the top Wofford finisher in the 400 meters at 58.08. In the women’s 100 meters, Olivia Head was the top finisher for the Terriers and Madison Paraskeva was the first Terrier to cross the line in the 800 meters. Mary Stewart Wilson ran a 4:52.42 to lead Wofford in the 1500 meters and Taryn Schoen ran the 3000 meters in 10:44.18 for 12th place overall. Amber Lust was 12th overall in the 100 meter hurdles at 14.88 and the 4x100 relay was 12th out of 27 teams. The 4x400 relay finished 15th out of 36 teams, while the 4x800 was eighth overall.
 
For the men, Sam Robinson was the top finisher in the 100 meters and Bosco Bapoupeleh was the top Terrier in the 200 meters. Bradford Smith led the Terriers in the 400 meters at 50.18, just off the school mark of 50.17 set in 2009. Joe Harbacevich ran a 1:54.65 to take tenth place in the 800 meters and Jack Zemp had a 4:03.57 in the 1500 meters. Cisco Ferre was 14th overall in the 3000 meters. William Stout (110 hurdles) and Jonathan Hall (400 hurdles) led the Terriers in their respective events. The 4x100 relay ran a 43.80, while the 4x400 relay was 11th overall out of 36 teams at 3:21.78 to set a new school record.
 
In the field events, Sara Janes Hayes was the top Terrier in the women’s long jump, while Kasey Widmyer had the best distance for the team in the triple jump. Alex King was 15th overall in the women’s hammer and Emily Williams had the top throw for Wofford in the javelin. In the men’s pole vault, Sam Robinson cleared 3.75 meters. Hunter Griffin threw 10.59 meters in the shot and 33.68 meters in the discus. Gaston Hayworth was eighth overall in the hammer at 47.98 meters, while Conrad Heinrich was 13th in the javelin at 50.80 meters.
 
The teams will next compete at the VertiKlasse Meeting hosted by High Point University on March 31 and April 1.
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