Track And Field Continues Success At Duke
April 6, 2008
DURHAM, N.C. -- The East Carolina track and field teams continued their outdoor season success as they took part in the Duke Invitational at Wallace Wade Stadium. Overall the Pirates brought home five victories, 18 top five finishes, and 25 total top ten marks.
For the women, Chalonda Silver took home 5th place in the 100 meter dash (12.26) and won the 200 meter dash developmental run with a time of 25.13. In the 100 meter hurdles, Lindsay Dolan finished 4th with a time of 14.68. Shalice Anderson also placed in the top ten in the 200 meter dash developmental run with a time of 25.49. Brittany Copeland's time of 17:28.28 was good for 7th in the 5000 meter run. In the 4x400 meter relay, the ECU `A' team came in 3rd, with a time of 3:50.54.
In the field events, Valeria Moore came in 10th in the high jump with a mark of 1.65m, while Stephanie McDougal came in 9th in the pole vault with a mark of 3.50m. Camelia Morman's mark of 12.58m in the triple jump earned her 3rd place honors. Danielle Eiler set a new school record in the discus throw, coming in 4th overall with a mark of 45.95m.
On the men's side, Isiah Gyasi brought home two victories, in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.71, and in the 200 meter dash developmental run with a time of 21.75. Le'Patrick Currie came in 5th in the 200 with a time of 22.57 while Kevin Thompson came in 5th in the 100 with a time of 10.92. In the 200 meter dash, it was Brandon Small who came in 2nd with a time of 21.55, adding a 2nd place finish in the 400 meter dash developmental run as well (48.54). Kris Bell's time of 14.70 was good for 6th in the 110 meter hurdles while Mario Brisco's time of 53.01 in the 400 meter hurdles earned him 7th. AJ Malicdem brought home 2nd place honors in the 400 meter hurdles developmental run with a time of 56.51 seconds. Sean Bowen came in just behind him, in 3rd (56.74) while Graham Warren was 9th (57.40). The Pirates swept the relay races, winning the 4x100 with a time of 40.72 seconds, and taking the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:11.79. The `B' team came in 7th (3:20.98). Finally, Spencer Barrick took home 3rd place honors in the javelin throw with a mark of 64.97m.
"Both team's are continuing to work very hard from week to week, not only in practice but also at the meets," head coach Curt Kraft said. "I think we are at a point where the kids are starting to understand that there is a correlation between hard practices and good results on meet day. Anytime you leave a track meet with personal records and school records, you have had a great weekend."
The track and field teams will compete in the Carolina Fast Times on April 12 in Chapel Hill, N.C.