Wolfpack Wraps Up Competition at Payton Jordan Invitational
May 5, 2014
STANFORD, Calif. - The NC State track and field team finished competion at the Payton Jordan Invitational on Sunday, as 12 student-athletes competed in the one-day event known as one of the nation's premier events for long-distance runners.
The Wolfpack placed five runners in the top ten in their respective event, including one top three finish and three season-best performances.
Samantha Norman and Erin Mercer got the evening started for the Pack, as both registered season-bests in section three of the women's 3,000m steeplechase. The pair finished sixth and ninth, respectively, in the event as Norman registered a time of 10:21.16 while Mercer finished in 10:27.84. Adrian Ross came in tenth in section three of the men's portion of the 3,000m steeplechase with a result of 9:18.86.
The Wolfpack placed three runners in three different sections of the women's 1,500m run. Megan Moye registered a time of 4:28.40 to finish in 11th place in section six of the 1,500m, while Ryanna Henderson came in third in section five after completing the course in season-best time of 4:22.98. Kenyetta Iyevbele crossed the finish line in 4:32.77 to finish in sixth place in section four.
John Wolfe (3:55.19) took 11th in section five of the men's 1,500m run while Graham Crawford - who came into the meet ranked ninth nationally in the 1,500m - finished in ninth place overall in section three of the 1,500m on Sunday with a time of 3:44.51.
In the men's 5,000m run, Matt Sonnenfeldt garnered an eighth-place showing in section four with a time of 14:20.85, while Sam Roberson, also competing in section four, registered a 13th place result after crossing the finish line in 14:39.80. Erika Kemp, competing in section three of the women's 5,000m, came in 14th with a time of 16:32.21.
Joanna Thompson, competing in section two of the women's 5,000m run, finished in 18th place after finishing the course in 16:09.74 while Andrew Colley, taking part in section two of the men's 5,000m, came in 11th with a time of 13:46.74.
Former NC State track and field legend Ryan Hill, competing as an individual in section one of the men's 5,000m run, finished in seventh place after crossing the finish line in 13:14.31.