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    Wolfpack Jumpers Dominate at 49er Classic
    Sophomore Elizabeth Shuman
    Sophomore Elizabeth Shuman

    March 17, 2012

    CHARLOTTE – ACC indoor high jump champion Kris Kornegay-Gober of NC State won the event in his first outdoor meet of the season on Saturday at UNC Charlotte’s 49er Classic.

    Kornegay-Gober, fresh off his appearance at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend, won the high jump with a mark of 7-feet, ½-inch at the Irwin Belk Track. 

    The Wolfpack women also fared well in the high jump, with sophomore Elizabeth Shuman taking first place and junior Danielle Adams taking second. Both hit the mark of 5-feet, 7-inches, with Shuman taking the win because needed only one jump to clear the bar, while Adams needed three.

    Redshirt freshman Tremanisha Taylor won her second event of the meet, winning the shot put with a throw of 48-feet, 7 ¼-inches, followed closely by senior teammate Lawanda Henry at 48-feet, 6 ¾-inches. On Friday, Taylor won the discus and Henry finished second in the hammer.

    The Wolfpack men dominated triple jump, with freshman Carl Marant winning the event with a leap of 49-feet, 8 ½-inches and two of his teammates finishing in the top five. Freshman Rueben Malone was third with a mark of 49-feet, 1 ¾-inches and senior Kwame Boatwright taking fifth at 48-feet, 8 ¾-inches.

    In the men’s shot put, sophomore Nathaniel Williams was second with a mark of 172-feet, 4-inches.

    Wolfpack senior Taylor Graham finished sixth in the finals of the women’s 110-meter hurdles.

    State returns to action next weekend when it competes in a two-day meet hosted by High Point University.

    49er Classic
    Irwin Belk Track
    at Charlotte, N.C.
    NC State’s Day 2 results

    Women’s 110m hurdles finals
    6. Taylor Graham                                  15.02

    Women’s 800m
    12. Amira Chowyuk                                2:16.23

    Women’s triple jump
    4. Jazueline Daniels                               37-10.50

    Men’s triple jump
    1. Carl Marant                                        49-08.50
    3. Rueben Malone                                  49-01.75
    5. Kwame Boatwright                               48-08.75

    Women’s high jump
    1. Lacey Shuman                                     5-07.00
    2. Danielle Adams                                    5-07.00
    12. Caitlynn Filla                                      5-03.00

    Men’s high jump
    1. Kris Kornegay-Gober                              7-00.50

    Women’s shot put
    1. Tremanisha Taylor                               48-07.25
    2. Lawanda Henry                                    48-06.75
    16. Kortney Pearce                                   37-10.00

    Men’s discus
    2. Nathaniel Williams                                172-04
    7. Jule Rich                                              156-09
    19. Grant Pearce                                       142-01



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