ECU Women's Track Posts 13 Top Five Finishes at Clemson Invite
April 9, 2006
CLEMSON, S.C. - The East Carolina women's track program picked up 13 top five finishes, including three individual titles, to highlight the Pirates' third-place standing at the Clemson Invitational held at the Rock Norman Track over the weekend.
ECU tallied a total of 100 points, 180 behind host and meet champion Clemson and just 49 points shy of runner-up Western Carolina. The Pirates finished ahead of Howard (67), The Citadel (56) and VMI (25).
Junior Lindsey Rosales earned first-place honors in the pole vault with a season-best effort of 3.65 meters while sophomore Chante Sessoms set a new personal record while winning the long jump event with a leap of 5.80 meters.
Freshman Danielle Eiler, who also booked a second-place standing in the shot put (personal-record of 12.60 meters) and third in the javelin (36.33), captured the discus throw with a PR performance of 43.49 - just 1.21 meters short of the current school record of 44.70 set by Michelle Clayton in 1999. Junior Chelsea Salisbury added a runner-up finish in the javelin (39.96 meters) after standing fourth in the hammer throw (50.40).
Senior Terri Davenport paced the Pirates in the track events with a third-place standing in the 200-meter dash with a clip of 24.58. Sophomore Hayley Flynn (12:47.81) and freshman Lindsey Nicastro (13:54.09) each established new career-bests while finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event.
East Carolina's 4x400 relay squad, consisting of Sessoms, sophomore Aisha Bilal-Mack, freshman Hollie Brooks and sophomore Kerry Girona, finished second with a season-best time of 3:55.42. The Pirates' 4x100 squad, made up of Davenport, Sessoms, senior Jenee Moore and sophomore Portia Baker, logged a fourth-place result in a time of 49.94.
East Carolina will be back in action next weekend when it participates at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn.