Pirates Win Five Events at Charlotte 49er Classic

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April 19, 2014

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The East Carolina track and field program put together a solid effort at the Charlotte 49er Classic over the weekend en route to capturing five event titles and tallying several personal record times. Much of the meet was hampered by inclement weather as several events were rained out.

Three of the women tallied first-place finishes, while a pair of Pirate men notched event victories at the 49er Classic which featured UNC Wilmington, Appalachian State, USC Upstate, North Carolina A&T, and host, Charlotte.

Redshirt junior Amanda Tomlin won the only track event for the Pirates as she registered a time of 4:45.05 for a first-place finish in the 1,500-meter run. She led the way for teammates Michelle Bailey (4:45.96) and Olivia Slate (4:52.02) who came in second and third, respectively.

In the field, junior Kaylee Redon won the women's hammer throw with a heave of 52.44-meters. She paced Dana Keister (51.03-meters) and Chloe Early (47.88-meters) who finished second and fifth, respectively, in the event.

Lauren Lubarski, the school record holder in the javelin, won the event with a mark of 44.00-meters. That tally is just four meters shy of her school record mark of 48.32-meters.

On the men's side, redshirt senior Montrell Morrow claimed first in the hammer throw as he recorded a tally of 58.48-meters. Morrow set the school record in the hammer in 2012 with a heave of 64.57-meters.

Rounding out the first-place finishes for East Carolina, was sophomore Daley Hall who won the decathlon with a personal-best of 5,342 points. Hall now ranks fourth in the ECU all-time record book.

In addition to the five first-place finishes, East Carolina also recorded several personal record times and four Pirates moved into the Top 10 all-time.

The Pirates will return to action next week at the Penn Relays which run from Thursday, April 24 - Saturday, April 26.