Throwers Excel For Wolfpack Track
Dec. 5, 2011
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Redshirt freshman Tremanisha Taylor highlighted a strong performance by NC State’s throwers on Sunday in the season-opening Holiday Open, hosted by Christopher Newport at the Freeman Center.
Taylor, in her first varsity competition, won the shot put with a throw of 48-feet, 9-inches and was second to teammate Lawanda Henry in the weight throw. Henry’s toss of 57-feet, 6.5 inches won the event, followed by Taylor’s throw of 53-feet, 9 ¼-inches.
For the Wolfpack men, redshirt freshman Jule Rich was second in the shot put with a throw of 49-feet, 8 ¼-inches. Sophomore Grant Pearce was third in the weight throw with a toss of 54-feet, 7 ¼-inches, followed by Rich in fourth place at 53-feet, 10 ½-inches.
Junior Kris Kornegay-Gober was fifth in the men’s high jump at 6-feet, 9 ¾-inches, while redshirt freshman Lacey Shuman was third in the women’s high jump at 5-feet, 3 ¾-inches. Danielle Adams was sixth in the high jump at 5-feet, 3 ¾-inches.
The Wolfpack men's and women's indoor track teams return to action in the Virginia Tech Invitational in Blacksburg, Va., on Jan. 13-14.
NC State’s Holiday Open results
13. Colleen McGuire 26.47
15. Paige Eley 26.57
30. Jazueline Daniels 27.20
34. Sharese Roberts 27.39
36. Karimah Shepherd 27.42
38. Denae Ford 27.54
39. Kerrie Davis 27.57
47. Stephanie Ellis 28.00
48. Nina Scott-Emuakpor 28.07