Pirate Track Takes Three Titles, 13 Top Five Finishes At Aggie Relays
March 26, 2006
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Junior Eric Frasure, who recently earned All-America honors for his efforts during the indoor season, picked up where he left off with individual titles in the discus and hammer throws to lead an impressive East Carolina performance at the Aggie Relays over the weekend at the Irwin Belk Track.
Frasure surpassed NCAA Regional qualification marks in both events and established a new school record in the discus with an effort of 50.46 meters, besting his previous standard of 49.42 set last spring. His hammer throw performance of 57.84 meters narrowly bettered the distance registered by junior teammate Terrance Myers, who finished second with a toss of 56.66. Frasure also set a new personal-best during a second-place standing in the shot put (15.87) while freshman Nicholas Boerio turned in a personal-record of 46.98 meters while finishing third in the javelin throw.
Freshman William Collins paced East Carolina in the track events, capturing first-place honors in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:51.54 - ahead of Pirate senior Craig Schmidt, who stood third (9:04.75). Sophomore Matthew Dennish added a third-place standing in the 1,500 meters (4:02.19) while Schmidt followed in fifth after recording a clip of 4:04.65.
Freshman Andrew Jenkins and senior Hector Cotto each turned in runner-up performances in the 5,000-meter run (personal-record 16:08.19) and 110-meter hurdles (season-best 14.47), respectively, to account for two of the Pirates' 13 top five standings during the meet. In addition, ECU's tallied a fourth-place result in the 4x100-meter relay (41.34) and a second-place finish in the 4x800 relay (7:44.57).
The Pirates will return to action next weekend by participating in the Diet Pepsi Classic on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville.