Track and Field Successful In Gainesville And Chapel Hill
Jan. 29, 2007
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Highlighted by senior Eric Frasure's title in the UNC Fast Times weight throw, the East Carolina track and field squad posted 23 top 15 finishes at the Diet Pepsi Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. and the UNC Fast Times Meet in Chapel Hill this weekend.
For the women in Gainesville, Chante Sessoms took 15th in the finals of the 55 meter dash with time of 7.25. Kharya Brown also turned in a 15th place finish in the finals of the 200 meter dash (25.49). In the 55 meter hurdles, Lindsay Dolan posted a time of 8.30, good for 12th place. Dolan also turned in a 13th place finish in the finals of the high jump. The Pirates' 4x400 meter relay team of Shalice Anderson, Sessoms, Aisha Bilal-Mack and Camelia Morman took 6th place in the finals (3:58.32). In the long jump competition, ECU had two top 15 finishers as Sessoms took 12th place (5.58m) and Morman took 14th (5.51m). Morman continued her success in the triple jump as she recorded a 5th place finish with a jump of 11.65m.
As for the men at the Diet Pepsi Invitational, Adian Sanderson posted two top 15 results, a 7th place finish in the 55 meter dash (6.41) and a 12th place time of 22.24 in the 200 meter dash. The Pirates saw two runners place in the top 15 of the 400 meter dash as Brandon Small took 9th place (48.62) and Christopher Richardson finished 14th (49.56). Matt Dennish also contributed a 10th place finish in the 300 meter run (8:42.93). In the 4x400 meter relay, the team of Ron Wright, Richardson, Travis Covington and Small recorded a 7th place result with a time of 3:20.96. Long jumpers Akintunde Abisogun and Covington took home 7th and 9th place respectively with marks of 6.94m and 6.77m.
Back in Chapel Hill, Samantha Lichtner finished 14th in the one mile run with a time of 5:18.47. In the 3000 meter run, Hayley Flynn recorded a time of 11:03.25 to take home 12th place. ECU's Valeria Moore and Megan Horne tied for 8th place in the high jump with both jumpers posting a mark of 1.58m. In the pole vault competition, Lindsey Rosales finished 7th in the pole vault, clearing a height of 3.50m. Amy Mueller took 3rd in the shot put with a throw of 13.28m. Eric Frasure recorded the Pirates' first individual title of the season in weight throw with a mark of 18.92m. Frasure also finished 5th in the shot put (15.64m).
East Carolina returns to action next weekend when the squad travels to Lincoln, Neb. for the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (Feb. 2-3).