Track & Field Set for Hokie Invitational
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State track and field team will travel to Blacksburg, Va. this weekend to compete in the Hokie Invitational hosted by Virginia Tech. The Wolfpack will compete alongside 17 other teams inside the Rector Field House from Jan. 24-25.
State is coming off a strong performance in the Gene Anderson Invitational last Friday which saw the Wolfpack men and women combine for seven individual first-place finishes on the day. As a team, the Pack women finished in second place while the men finished in fourth.
Alexis Perry totaled two first-place finishes on the day, winning the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.49 and the long jump with a distance of 20'05". Perry set a new personal record in the long jump, besting her previous distance of 19'1.25", set last year. Jule Rich garnered a first-place finish in the shot put with a distance of 55'07", besting his previous personal mark of 53'11.75". He also added a second place finish in the weight throw with a heave of 60'03".
Elizabeth Shuman finished first in the high jump, setting the bar at a height of 5"10.75", while on the men's side Jonathan Addison added a first place finish to the Wolfpack ledger, clearing the bar at a height of 6'10.75". Addison would go on to finish fourth in the 60m dash with a time of 6.96. Paisley Simmons sprinted to first in the 60m dash with a time of 7.54, while Tiana Patillo won the 200m dash, coming in with a brisk time of 25.02. Nicole Chavis added another first-place finish for the Wolfpack in the weight throw with a toss of 64'04".
Among the 17 teams competing, two are ranked in the top 30 on the men's side (No. 19 Virginia Tech and No. 30 Pittsburgh), while the women will face No. 11 South Carolina, No. 21 Maryland and No. 39 Virginia Tech.
The Wolfpack will also square off against fellow ACC opponent Wake Forest as well as Coastal Carolina, Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, Appalachian State, Western Carolina, VCU, Radford, Richmond, James Madison, George Mason, Liberty and Norfolk State.
NC State student-athletes competing in Hokie Invitational:
NC State Men Competing: (23) Jonathan Addison, Tamerick Barbour, Cameron Cooper, Jule Rich, Nathaniel Williams, Josh Gandy, William Taylor-Haynes, Graham Crawford, Craig Engels, Michael Mansy, Sam Parsons, Sam Roberson, Matt Sonnenfeldt, John Wolfe, Brian Davis, Erin Jenkins, David Rocker, Will Krehnbrink, Bobby Mintz, Adrian Ross, Matt Schick, Vibushan Sivakumaran, Andrew Colley
NC State Women Competing: (27) Alexis Perry, Amara Bell, Shirlee Evans, Paisley Simmons, Tyra Lea, Sharese Roberts, Colleen McGuire, Esther Fisher, Ryanna Henderson, Kenyetta Iyevbele, Megan Moye, Olivia Enright, Alexa Harvey, Halsey Merritt, Samantha Norman, Tiana Patillo, Caitlynn Filla, Elizabeth Shuman, Nicole Chavis, Alyssa Dunn, Tremanisha Taylor, SeQuoia Watkins, Tatyana Glasgow, Denae Ford, Erin Mercer, Emily Pritt, Joanna Thompson