Women's Track & Field Impressive at Hilton Garden Invitational
Feb. 2, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –The NC State women’s track & field team picked up victories in the jumps, throws and middle-distance events, while freshman Jonathan Addison claimed the top spot in the men’s high jump, as both squads wrapped up competition at the Hilton Garden Invitational Saturday afternoon.
Junior Elizabeth Shuman was the only participant in the women’s high jump to clear 5’ 8.00”, but went on to clear the final height of 5’ 10.00” as well to claim first place. Senior Danielle Adams finished second in the event with a 5’ 6.00” jump, while sophomore Caitlynn Filla matched that mark, recording a personal-best to finish fourth.
Redshirt sophomore Tremanisha Taylor picked up her third victory of the season in the women’s shot put with a season-best 51’ 7.00” heave, while redshirt freshman Nicole Chavis placed sixth in the event with a 41’ 9.75” toss. Taylor won the event at the season-opening JDL Fast Track Kick-Off, also held in Winston-Salem, as well as the Dick Taylor Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The women’s team finished up the meet with the mile run, where three Wolfpack runners were among the first four to cross the finish line. The Pack notched a 1-2 finish in the race with junior Kenyetta Iyevbele winning in 4:53.61, while redshirt senior Andie Cozzarelli was just three-tenths of a second behind her at 4:53.93. Sophomore Joanna Thompson, making her second appearance at an indoor meet this season, notched a fourth-place finish in the race with a time of 4:54.60.
On the men’s side, Addison recorded a 6’ 9.75” measurement in the men’s long jump, earning a share of the top spot with East Tennessee State’s Tyler Stepp. The top finish was the first in Addison’s young collegiate career.
Redshirt junior Matt Sonnenfeldt made his 2013 indoor debut in the men’s mile run and finished fifth with a time of 4:15.42.
NC State will send competitors to three different meets next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9. The Wolfpack will compete at the Husky Invitational in Seattle, Wash., the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., as well as the Virginia Tech Elite Meet.
Hilton Garden Invitational