The Pirates Head to the Penn Relays

Bjork Olsen

April 25, 2013

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GREENVILLE, N.C. –The ECU track and field program is coming off of an outstanding weekend in which the Pirates won nine events and set four school records. The Pirates are looking to use that momentum as they head to the Penn Relays beginning on Thursday, April 25. The Penn Relays will conclude on Saturday, April 27.

Last weekend, Kayla Padgett set a pair of school records and claimed first in three individual events to lead ECU. The Shallotte, N.C., native set a new ECU school record in the shot put with a mark of 15.16m (49-09.00) before turning in another record-setting performance in the discus as she won that event with a toss of 50.15m (164-06.00) to top the ECU school record book. Padgett also earned a first-place finish in the hammer throw after notching a mark of 55.66m (182-07.00).

In addition to Padgett’s record-setting tosses, Kathryn Warner was among those who rewrote the ECU record book as she won the pole vault with a lifetime best mark of 3.82m (12-06.25). Erin Tucker shattered her previous school-record time of 13.85 in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.53 for a second-place finish.

This weekend, the Pirates look to continue their hot streak at the Penn Relays which are held at Franklin Field and hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. The meet will feature the best high school, collegiate, and international athletes in the world.

The Penn Relays mark East Carolina’s last competition before the Pirates head to the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in Houston, Texas on Thursday, May 9.