Track & Field Wraps Up Successful Weekend at Hokie Invitational
Jan. 25, 2014
BLACKSBURG, Va. - NC State redshirt junior Tremanisha Taylor set a new NC State indoor school record in the women's shot put at the Hokie Invitational on Saturday, with a throw of 54'04" (16.56m) as the Wolfpack track and field team wrapped up a successful two days in Blacksburg.
Taylor bested her previous school record mark of 53'07" set last year, as she was one of six State student-athletes to garner first-place finishes on Saturday. As a whole, the Wolfpack men's and women's teams combined to tally a total of eight first-place nods over the two-day event, including 25 top-five distinctions.
On Saturday, the women's DMR (Distance Medley Relay 1200m-400m-800m-1600m) team of Joanna Thompson, Ryanna Henderson, Megan Moye and Emily Pritt took home the win with a time of 11:43.35. The DMR event garnered Pritt her second first-place finish on the weekend, as she took home top prize in the one mile run on Friday.
Jonathan Addison earned a first-place finish in the men's long jump with a season-best distance of 23'10.75" (7.28). Addison hit the mark on his final attempt in the long jump, his second first-place honor on the season.
In the women's 200m dash, Tyra Lea (24.48), Paisley Simmons (24.49) and Tiana Patillo (24.54) finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively, giving NC State the distinction as the only team among the 18 competing to have three runners finish in the top-ten in the event. Patillo also finished in fourth-place in the women's 400m run with a time of 55.72, coming in less than six-tenths of a second behind the eventual winner, Precious Holmes from the No. 11 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks. Denae Ford, who also competed in the 400m, finished in ninth with a time of 57.20.
In the men's 400m, the Pack also earned two top-ten finishes as Brian Davis (49.08) and Will Krehnbrink (50.13) finished third and sixth, respectively. In the women's high jump, Elizabeth Shuman took home a fourth-place finish at a height of 5'7.75" (1.72m), while SeQuoia Watkins, competing in the women's shot put, finished in eighth-place at 43'05.25" (13.24).