Wolfpack Jumpers Dominate at 49er Classic
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.
Women’s 110m hurdles finals
Women’s triple jump
Women’s high jump
Men’s high jump
Women’s shot put