East Carolina Wraps Competition at Tar Heel Open

Avion Jones

Jan. 26, 2014

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The East Carolina track and field squad concluded competition at the University of North Carolina with a first-place finish in the men's high jump at the Tar Heel Open on Saturday. The Pirates' showing at the Tar Heel Open comes a day after the men's team won the Carolina Cup at the Dick Taylor UNC Challenge.

Sophomore jumper Avion Jones recorded the Pirates' only first-place finish at the Tar Heel Open as he tied his career-best mark of 2.15-meters (7-00.50) to win the event. That mark is also good for third in the East Carolina record book.

On the women's side, freshman thrower Kelsey Rohrig finished fifth in the shot put as she tallied a career-best mark of 12.47-meters (40-11.00). Her heave was good enough to propel her into the East Carolina record book with a ninth-best mark all-time.

Kathryn Warner earned a third-place finish in the pole vault after registering a mark of 3.65-meters (11-11.75). Rachel Neagle tied her career-high mark in the same event as she cleared 3.20-meters (10-06.00) to place sixth.

Freshman Jasmine Dawson turned in a solid performance in the 60-meter dash as she placed second in the finals with a time of 7.63. She was the only Pirate to qualify from the preliminary round.

"We had a positive weekend at Chapel Hill," Head Coach Curt Kraft said. "Now we have to have a great week of practice this week and get ready for the Penn State National."

East Carolina will compete at the prestigious two-day meet beginning on Friday, January 31, and concluding on Saturday, February 1, in State College, Pa.