Track and Field Competes at Raleigh Relays
March 31, 2008
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The East Carolina track and field teams continued their outdoor season success as they participated in the Raleigh Relays. Overall the Pirates brought home 10 top ten finishes and five top fives.
On the men's side, Jarrett Newby got things started with a 2nd place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:50.85 while Matt Dennish came in 9th with a time of 1:54.31. The 1600 sprint medley team, consisting of Kevin Thompson, Isiah Gyasi, Brandon Small and Newby, brought home a 3rd place finish with a time of 3:19.26.
For the women, Brittany Copeland came in 10th in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:41.30. After recording a time of 14.44 in the 100 meter hurdles preliminaries, Lindsay Dolan brought home a 9th place finish in the hurdles with a time of 14.43. ECU took home a pair of top ten finishes in the relay events, with a 6th place finish in the 4x800 meter relay (9:40.26) and 10th in the 4x1500 meter relay (20:15.03). In the high jump, Valeria Moore's mark of 1.65m was good for 5th place. Danielle Eiler's mark of 43.98m in the discus throw was good for 5th, while Charlene Grady came in 4th in the hammer throw with a mark of 48.47m.
"We had another great weekend, in spite of the weather on Saturday," head coach Curt Kraft said. "On Friday the two high lights without doubt were the men's sprint medley relay and the women's 5000 with Nicole Briggs. Even though we did not set the school record in the sprint medley relay, we ran a record setting time. Nicole ran a lifetime best race in the 5000m run which we were all very proud of. We will continue to work very hard as a team and hopefully good things will continue to happen."
The track and field teams will head to Durham this coming weekend to take part in the Duke Invitational April 4-5.