Taylor, Perry Set School Records on First Day of Raleigh Relays
March 28, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State redshirt junior Tremanisha Taylor set a new school record in the women's discus, while sophomore Alexis Perry established a new school record mark in the women's outdoor long jump, capping off a hugely successful opening day for the Wolfpack track and field team at the 2014 Raleigh Relays.
Taylor's record-setting throw of 179'00" (54.56m) in the discus comes after she tied her previous school record mark of 175'1" last week in the Carolina Relays. The Henderson, N.C. native and two-time All-American currently holds the NC State record in the discus as well as the indoor and outdoor shot put.
Wolfpack sophomore Alexis Perry set a new school record in the long jump to highlight one of two first-place finishes for her on the day. Perry's leap of 21'02.00" (6.45m) topped Karimah Shepherd's previous top mark of 21'1.25" as the best women's outdoor long jump all-time at NC State.
Perry also finished in first place in the 100m hurdles qualifying heat with a time of 13.55, tops among the 116 women competing in the event. The finals of the 100m hurdles will be tomorrow at noon.
Wolfpack senior Andrew Colley, running in his final Raleigh Relays, set a personal best in the men's 1,500m with a blazing time of 3:44.21, making up three spots on the final lap to jump from fourth place to cross the finish line in first place.
State sophomore Jonathan Addison also set a personal best on the day in the men's portion of the long jump, taking home top prize in the event with a leap of 24'5.50" (7.45m), while redshirt sophomore Graham Crawford registered a time of 13:49.27 to finish in second place in the men's 5,000m run, obliterating his previous personal best of 14:06.14.
Freshman Adrian Ross garnered a third-place result in the men's 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:11.17, while redshirt senior Samantha Norman (10:39.37), redshirt senior Erin Mercer (10:54.71) and redshirt sophomore Olivia Enright (10:55.78) finished fifth, 11th and 12th, respectively in the women's 3,000m steeplechase.
Redshirt freshman Megan Moye (4:25.74) led a trio of Pack runners in the women's 1,500m with a sixth-place finish, senior Kenyetta Iyevbele (4:27.08) registered a ninth-place showing while redshirt senior Ryanna Henderson (4:27.79) came in 10th.
NC State freshman Will Krehnbrink garnered a 15th-place result in the men's 400m with a time of 48.37, while freshman Paisley Simmons finished in ninth place in the women's 100m dash preliminaries, coming up one-thousandth of a second short of qualifying for tomorrow's finals.
Saturday's events begin at 9 a.m. with the men's 10,000m run and concludes at 5:20 p.m. with the women's 4x400m relay.