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    Pack Women Fare Well In Field Events In Outdoor Opener

    March 16, 2012

    CHARLOTTE – NC State junior Karimah Shepherd won the long jump and redshirt freshman Tremanisha Taylor won the discus throw in her first collegiate outdoor track and field meet on the first day of competition at the 49er Classic at UNC Charlotte’s Irwin Belk Track.

    Shepherd jumped 19-feet, 6 ¾-inches for her victory, while Taylor had a throw of 161-feet, 3-inches to win her event in the Wolfpack's first outdoor track and field meet of the season.

    Wolfpack senior Brittany Hampton was second to Taylor in the discus, while fellow senior Lawanda Henry was second in the 20-pound hammer throw with a toss of 177-feet, 2-inches, as the Wolfpack women fared well in field events of the two-day meet.

    Sophomore Taylor Graham qualified for Saturday’s finals in the 110-meter hurdles by finishing with the sixth-best time in qualifying with a time of 14.42 seconds.

    For the Wolfpack men, redshirt sophomore Nathaniel Williams was fifth in the hammer throw, redshirt freshman Michael Mansy was eighth in the 1,500-meter run and junior Kris Kornegay-Gober was eighth in the long jump.

    49er Classic
    Irwin Belk Track
    at Charlotte, N.C.

     Women’s 110m hurdles preliminaries
    6. Taylor Graham                           14.42q

    Women’s 100m preliminaries
    -- Taylor Graham                           FS   2.6



    Men’s 100m preliminaries
    54. Carl Marant                                 11.72

    Women’s 400m preliminaries
    16. Jazueline Daniels                       59.05

    Men’s 400m preliminaries
    15. Kwame Boatwright                  48.81
    35. Martin DeFrancesco                50.71

    Women’s 200m preliminaries
    16. Colleen McGuire                       25.53
    30. Sharese Roberts                       26.12
    31. Morgan Love                            26.13
    37. Stephanie Ellis                          26.66
    53. Shelby Phillips                          27.28

    Men’s 200m preliminaries
    27. Daniel Fretz                                 22.10
    48. Kevin Permenter                      22.82
    -- Dorian Crawford                          DNF

    Women’s 1,500m
    8. Samantha Norman                     4:38.72
    14. Emily Egelhoff-Whalen           4:41.69
    21. Halsey Merritt                            4:49.26
    45. Lauren Doherty                         4:58.31

    Men’s 1,500m
    8. Michael Mansy                             3:56.11
    17. John Harwell                               4:00.85
    41. John Wolfe                                  4:09.36

    Women’s hammer throw
    2. Lawanda Henry                           177-02
    7. Brittany Hampton                      152-03
    19. Tremanisha Taylor                   132-08
    -- Kortney Pearce                            FOUL

    Men’s hammer throw
    5. Nathaniel Williams                      177-11
    10. Jule Rich                                        167-06
    16. Grant Pearce                              154-00

    Women’s long jump
    1. Karimah Shepherd                      19-06.75

    Men’s long jump
    8. Kris Kornegay-Gober                 22-03.75

    Women’s discus throw
    1. Tremanisha Taylor                      161-03
    2. Brittany Hampton                       157-01
    19. Kortney Pearce                          118-04

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