Track Student-Athletes to Graduate and Compete
In the final weekend of regular season competition, student-athletes from the NC State track squads will compete in two different meets: the Georgia Tech Invitational on Friday and the North Carolina A&T Invitational on Sunday. The events are the last chance for Wolfpack competitors to qualify for NCAA Regionals.
On Friday in Atlanta, Ryan Hill and Geoff King will compete in the men's 1500 meters, while Julia Kick is scheduled for that event on the women's side. Brian Himelright and Lauren Doherty will run the 3000 meter steeplechase for the men and women, while Jason Jones and Lawanda Henry will throw the shot put.
Competing in Greensboro will be A'Tolani Akinkuotu and Reggie Reese in the men's 100 meters and Paige Eley in the women's 100. Travis Weston will triple jump, while Kris Kornegay-Gober, Eric Davis and Kayla Lawson are entered in the men's and women's high jump competition.
In the "Distance Carnival" portion of the meet at A&T, Doherty and King will run the steeplechase, while Andie Cozarelli, Doherty and Thomas Petersen are scheduled to run the 1500 meters.
The most important event of the weekend, however, will take place on Saturday, while several members of both squads will graduate from NC State. Graduates from the track and field program include A'Tolani Akinkuotu, Eric Davis, John Martinez, Reggie Reese and Charles Weinfeld for the men, and Gabrielle Daniel, Leaha Harrison, Kayla Lawson, Brittany Tinsley and Melanie Yelardy for the women.