Track and Field Concludes Virginia Tech Invitational
Jan. 13, 2007
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The East Carolina track and field teams completed its first meet of the 2007 indoor season at the Virginia Tech Invitational. Overall, the Pirates recorded nine top 10 finishes, including three top fives.
Aidan Sanderson, who qualified for the 55 meter dash finals on Friday, took home 6th place in the finals on Saturday, with a time of 6.44. In the 200 meter dash, Kevin Thompson's time of 22.38 earned him 13th place. Travis Covington and Akintunde Abisogun both placed in the top 15 in the long jump, coming in 11th (6.94m) and 13th (6.88m), respectively. The men's 4x400 relay squad recorded a time of 3:18.99, bringing home 9th place honors.
On the women's side, Chante Sessoms took home the ladies lone top ten finish of the day, taking 4th in the long jump with a mark of 5.91m. Continuing in the field events, two Pirates placed in the shot put, as Amy Mueller (12.78m) and Danielle Eiler (12.66m) turned in 14th and 15th place finishes. In the weight throw event, Chelsea Salisbury's mark of 15.12m earned her 13th place honors.
In the track events, Samantha Lichtner came in 13th in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:24.18. Nicole Briggs' time of 10:41.90 in the 3000 meter run was good enough for 11th place.
The ECU track and field squads return to action on Jan. 26 as they participate in the Gator Invite in Gainesville, Fla.