Wolfpack Track & Field Opens 2014 with Strong Debut
Jan. 18, 2014
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The NC State track and field team opened up the 2014 portion of its indoor schedule on Friday by recording seven first-place finishes at the Gene Anderson Invitational, hosted by UNC.
Alexis Perry totaled two first-place finishes on the day, winning the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.49 and the long jump with a distance of 20'05". Perry set a new personal record in the long jump, besting her previous distance of 19'1.25", set last year.
Jule Rich garnered a first-place finish in the shot put with a distance of 55'07", besting his previous personal mark of 53'11.75". He also added a second place finish in the weight throw with a heave of 60'03".
Elizabeth Shuman finished first in the high jump, setting the bar at a height of 5"10.75", while on the men's side Jonathan Addison added a first place finish to the Wolfpack ledger, clearing the bar at a height of 6'10.75". Addison would go on to finish fourth in the 60m dash with a time of 6.96. Brian Davis would finish one spot behind Addison in the 60m in fifth with a time of 7.01.
Nicole Chavis added another first-place finish for the Wolfpack in the weight throw with a toss of 64'04", while SeQuoia Watkins would finish in third behind Chavis with a throw of 56'00.5".
Denae Ford added a second-place finish in the 400m dash with a time of 58.47, while Olivia Enright (5:04.99) and Esther Fisher (5:08.44) would finish in third place and fifth place in the one-mile run.
Wolfpack runner Bobby Mintz finished second in the 3000m run with a time of 8:41.10, while Brian Davis would notch a third-place finish in the 200m dash. William Taylor-Haynes registered third place in the 60m hurdles for State with a time of 8.21.
The Wolfpack returns to the track a week from today on Jan. 24, with the Dick Taylor Invite in Chapel Hill, N.C. and the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va.