Pirate Women's Track Competes At Florida's Diet Pepsi Classic
April 2, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Three East Carolina athletes established new personal records while the Pirates' 4x100 relay squad recorded a season-best time to highlight the ECU women's track program's participation at the Diet Pepsi Classic inside James G. Pressly Stadium over the weekend.
Freshman Lindsey Nicastro earned fifth-place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a personal-best effort of 13:56.63 while senior Jenee Moore and freshman Hollie Brooks also matched or bested personal records during the event. Moore matched her all-time top mark, set during the 2005 season, with a time of 12.55 in the 100-meter dash (34th) while Brooks registered a career-best in the 800 meters with a clip of 2:20.57 to earn a 32nd-place finish.
In addition to Nicastro, senior Megan Walling (10th/5,000 meters/19:16.59) and junior Chelsea Salisbury (ninth/hammer throw/50.30 meters) also earned top 10 standings. Other notable track performances were turned in by sophomore Aisha Bilal-Mack in the 400-meter hurdles (13th/1:02.72) and Davenport in the 200-meter dash (19th/24.61).
In the field events, Sessoms earned a 14th-place finish in the long jump with an effort of 5.44 meters while freshman Danielle Eiler picked up a pair of 11th-place standings (12.40/shot put, 32.63/javelin) and a 15th placing (39.72/discus). Junior Emily Thompson stood 11th in the discus (41.46) and 16th in the hammer throw (41.55) while junior Jessica Georgio added a 40.94-meter distance in the hammer to finish 17th.
East Carolina will be back in action next weekend when it participates at the Clemson Invitational in South Carolina.