Track & Field Concludes Successful Weekend at Virginia Challenge
May 10, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The NC State track & field team concluded a successful weekend at the Virginia Challenge on Saturday, featuring a new school record in women''s discus, four personal bests and five top three finishes over two-day meet.
State had 14 student-athletes compete in Charlottesville on Saturday, marking the team's final event before hosting the Wolfpack Last Chance Invitational in Raleigh on Friday, May 16.
Among the events NC State competed in on Saturday were the men's 200m, 1,500m and 3,000m steeplechase, along with the women's 200m, 1,500m and long jump.
Jonathan Addison (21.56) led three NC State runners competing in the men's 200m dash with an eighth place showing, while Will Krehnbrink (22.26) and Cameron Cooper (22.35) finished 15th and 18th, respectively.
After setting a personal best in the triple jump on Friday, Amara Bell set a personal best in the long jump on Saturday. Bell traveled 17'09.75" to land in eighth place overall for the Pack.
Michael Mansy totaled the fastest time among four NC State runners in the men's 1,500m. Mansy finished the course in 3:50.94 for a 36th place result, while Sebastian Hanson (3:52.41), Jacob Thomson (3:52.68) and Nick Link (4:01.27), came in 38th, 39th and 50th. Hanson, Thomson and Link all competed unattached on Saturday.
In the women's 1,500m, Emily Pritt led a trio of Wolfpack distance runners with a ninth place result after registering a time of 4:22.73. Megan Moye (4:24.48) finished 13th and Esther Fisher (4:38.68) ended in 39th.
Adrian Ross took 11th in the men's 3,000m steeplechase with a result of 9:14.89.
After hosting the Wolfpack Last Chance on May 16, NC State will then wait to hear who will be listed as official qualifiers for the 2014 NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville, Fla., May 29-31.