Shepherd Shines on Day One of Hokie Invitational
Jan. 25, 2013
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Karimah Shepherd recorded the second-best mark in school history in the triple jump and extended her unbeaten streak, highlighting the NC State track & field team’s first day at the Hokie Invitational Friday evening at the Rector Field House on Virginia Tech’s campus.
Shepherd, a senior from Chesapeake, Va., was in a back-and-forth battle with North Carolina’s Briana Hudson through the first five rounds of the triple jump, where Hudson out-leaped Shepherd on the first and fifth attempts. On the sixth and final attempt, Shepherd soared 42’ 4.25” (12.91m) to lock down the top measurement and extend her undefeated run in the horizontal jumps this indoor season.
Senior Jazueline Daniels also had a solid showing in the women’s triple jump with a 39’ 10.00” mark, which was good enough for fourth place.
Making her indoor season debut, 2011 All-American Kenyetta Iyevbele took to the track in the women’s 1,000-meter race where she turned in a third-place finish with a time of 2:54.26. Redshirt freshman Erin Foshee was close behind in eighth place with a sub-three-minute time of her own at 2:59.14.
In the women’s 3,000-meter run, freshman Kaitlyn Kramer notched a fifth-place finish with a 9:57.48 clocking. Kramer was one of just five runners to post a time below the 10-minute barrier among the 18 total participants in the event.
The Wolfpack women received two additional top-five performances: one from redshirt freshman Nicole Chavis in the women’s weight throw and another from freshman Alexis Perry in the women’s 60-meter hurdles. Chavis placed fifth in the weight throw with a 56’ 2.50” (15.18m) toss, while Perry also finished in fifth with an 8.54 time in the hurdles.
The 19th-ranked men’s team received a lift in the middle-distance events where redshirt sophomore John Wolfe posted a pair of third-place finishes, first in the men’s 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:26.52, followed by a 4:16.46 mark in the men’s mile run. Redshirt freshman Graham Crawford was also among the top-10 runners to cross the finish line in the men’s 1,000-meter race with a 2:29.17 clocking, which was good for seventh place.
Freshman Jonathan Addison posted a 6.86 time in the heats of the 60-meter dash, before racing to a sixth-place finish in the finals with a 6.88 clocking.
In the only men’s field event of the evening, redshirt junior Nathaniel Williams recorded a fifth-place finish in the weight throw with a 57’ 8.50” toss, while redshirt sophomore Jule Rich finished in seventh after a 54’ 7.50” throw.
NC State will close out the Hokie Invitational tomorrow, Jan. 26. For live results during all events, click HERE.