Track And Field Competes at Carolina Fast Times
April 13, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The East Carolina men's and women's outdoor track and field squads participated in the Carolina Fast Times meet hosted by the University of North Carolina Saturday.
The highlight of the weekend was the men's 4x100 relay team, comprised of Brandon Small, Isiah Gyasi, Christopher Richardson and Kevin Thompson, who qualified for the NCAA regionals, with a 2nd place finish with a time of 40.43. Small added a 9th place finish in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.16, and a 3rd place finish in the 200 meter dash (21.46). Richardson won the 400 meter dash with a time of 48.08. Jarrett Newby won the 800 meter run, with a time of 1:51.57, while Matt Dennish won the 1,500 meter run with a time of 3:54.43. Andrew Jenkins' time of 9:34.63 earned him 9th place in the 3,000 meter run.
On the women's side, Chante Sessoms came in 6th place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.69. In the 400 meter dash, Shalice Anderson's time of 57.22 was good for 8th place. Hollie Brooks came in 9th in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:19.06, while Brittany Copeland came in 3rd in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:41.47. Tayleigh Davis' time of 10:58.24 earned her 7th place in the 3,000 meter run. Jaslyn Grullon's time of 15.27 was good for 5th in the 100 meter hurdles.
Valeria Moore's mark of 1.65m in the high jump earned her 4th place, while Tanisha Glover came in 7th in the long jump with a mark of 5.44m. Amy Hart won the pole vault event with a mark of 3.70m with Stephanie McDougal coming in 3rd with a mark of 3.40m. Danielle Eiler came in 4th in the shot put (12.48m), 4th in the discus event with a mark of 45.00m, and 3rd in the javelin throw (33.47m). Vicki Mitchell also placed in the top ten in the discus with a mark of 37.21m (8th place).
"We had another a great weekend," head coach Curt Kraft said. "The high point of the weekend was the men's 4x100 relay, having qualified for the NCAA regional championships. The 4x100 has come very close the last couple of weekends, but got it done on Saturday. They are very deserving and have worked very hard to accomplish this. The next couple of weeks will be very important for both of our team as we prepare for the Penn relays, which we always get very excited about."
The teams will return to action on April 19, as they travel to Christopher Newport for a one-day meet.