Chavis Sets School Record in Women's Weight Throw
Feb. 16, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Redshirt freshman Nicole Chavis set a school record with a 64’ 8.50” heave in the women’s weight throw to lead a strong showing by the NC State track & field team at the Kent Taylor Invitational Saturday afternoon at the University of North Carolina.
Chavis, a Lumberton, N.C., native, topped Lawanda Henry's previous record in the women’s weight throw, a 64’ 0.50” measurement in 2010.
Also competing in the event, redshirt freshman SeQuoia Watkins recorded a personal-best 56-foot throw, which was good for fifth place.
Running unattached, Erin Mercer won two distance events, taking the women’s mile run in 4:55.02, before winning the women’s 3000-meter run in 9:59.46. Mercer became the first NC State distance runner to win multiple events at the same meet this indoor season.
In the women’s mile, freshman Kaitlyn Kramer turned in a second-place finish at 4:59.11, before redshirt freshman Olivia Enright crossed the finish line in fourth place in 5:23.86. Behind Mercer in the women’s 3000-meter race, redshirt junior Halsey Merritt finished fourth in 10:31.89.
Freshman Chelsea Darden posted a time of 25.35 in the women’s 200-meter dash, which was good enough for second place, while sophomore Sharese Roberts was third (25.70) and junior Colleen McGuire finished fourth (25.81) to lead the Wolfpack.
On the men’s side, senior Austin Jackson picked up his first collegiate victory in the men’s 200-meter dash, sprinting across the finish line in 22.45 seconds. Senior Daniel Fretz was one-hundredth of a second behind Jackson at 22.46 for a second-place finish, while freshman Brian Davis was fourth at 22.51.
The Pack also collected several other top finishes, including freshman Jonathan Addison’s second-place performance in the men’s 60-meter dash with a 6.91 clocking. Redshirt sophomore Matt Schick was second in the men’s 800-meter run at 1:57.61, while redshirt sophomore Jule Rich finished second in both the weight throw (62’ 10.50”) and shot put (46’ 10.00”).
NC State will travel to Blacksburg, Va., next weekend, Feb 24-26, for the ACC Indoor Championships.
Kent Taylor Invitational