Frasure Sets Another School Record To Lead Pirates
Feb. 12, 2006
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - After setting a new school standard in the weight throw a week ago at the Husker Invitational, junior Eric Frasure repeated the feat, this time in the shot put, to lead East Carolina to a ninth-place finish at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup which was held at the Ashenfelter Track Center inside Penn State University's Multi-Sport Complex over the weekend.
Frasure posted a record-toss of 16.44 meters to earn a fifth-place finish in the event, which bested a 32-year-old previous standard of 16.36 set by Dennis Moody in 1974. In addition, Frasure also captured his fourth weight throw title of the season after finishing first with a NCAA provisional qualifying effort of 20.55 meters - his second longest performance of the season.
The Pirates tallied a total of 27 points, 2.50 behind eighth-place finisher Virginia Tech and 98 points behind champion host Penn State.
Two East Carolina sprinters earned top 10 finishes in the 200-meter dash as senior Reggie Williams established a new personal record with a time of 21.67 to stand fifth while Kevin Thompson turned in a 10th-place standing with a career-best clip of 21.89. Williams also posted a personal-best mark of 6.86 during a preliminary heat in the 60-meter dash before finishing eighth overall (6.94). Freshman Jerek Hewett was clocked at 6.91 to pick up a seventh-place standing in the same 60-meter event.
Other top 10 finishers include freshman Brandon Small (48.92/10th in the 400 meters), senior Kyle Yunaska (PR 1:53.89/8th in the 800 meters), freshman William Collins (PR 4:17.51/9th in the mile run), freshman Chestnut O'Neal (PR 6.62/10th in the long jump) and
junior Terrance Myers (PR 18.43/8th in the weight throw).
ECU's 4x400 relay squad, consisting of Andrew Barber, Kris Bell, James Dillard and Small, also produced a 2006 program-best time of 3:16.61 (fifth-place), shattering the previous top effort of 3:22.74 (Liberty On Track Open).
The Pirates will take a week off to prepare for the Conference USA Indoor Championships, scheduled for Feb. 24-26 in Houston, Tex.
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