Kornegay-Gober Breaks School Record to Open Indoor Season
Dec. 1, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The NC State track and field program raised the curtains on its 2012-13 season with an impressive showing Saturday afternoon at the JDL Fast Track Kick-Off, as one school record fell in the men’s jumps and first place performances were abundant across the board for the Wolfpack.
Senior Kris Kornegay-Gober broke his own school record in the high jump, en route to a first place finish in the high jump with a 7’ 4.25” leap. The jump topped his record-breaking performance at last year’s ACC Indoor Championships, where he recorded a 7’ 3.75 jump.
Freshman Jonathan Addison followed Kornegay-Gober with a second place performance, notching 7’ 0.25” hop over the bar in his first collegiate event.
In the throws, redshirt junior and 2012 All-America selection Nathaniel Williams won the men’s weight throw with a 59’ 7.5” toss, just ahead of redshirt senior Grant Pearce’s second place hurl, which measured 58’ 5.75”.
The NC State men received a strong showing in the squad’s only distance event, as redshirt freshman Graham Crawford won the mile run with a time of exactly 4:16, as redshirt sophomore Michael Mansy was close behind, clocking a 4:18.46 which was good enough for third place.
The Wolfpack women had a fantastic showing, as senior Karimah Shepherd topped all jumpers in the triple jump with a 40’ 5.5” measurement, which was exactly one-foot and three inches longer than the second-best performance in the event. The Chesapeake, Va., native also ran an impressive 7.73 in the 60m dash, which was good enough for third place.
In the throws, redshirt sophomore and 2012 All-ACC performer Tremanisha Taylor picked up where she left off last season, winning the women’s shot put with a 47’ 11.25” toss, while redshirt freshman SeQuoia Watkins came in third place with a 44’ 9.5” throw.
Redshirt freshman Nicole Chavis easily won the women’s weight throw with an impressive 57’ 10.25” hurl, which was more than four and one-half feet better than Watkins, who finished second in the event with a 53’ 3.5” throw.
In her very first collegiate race, freshman Alexis Perry claimed the top spot in the 60m hurdles, crossing the finish line with a personal-best time of 8.42.
A trio of NC State jumpers swept the top three spots in the high jump, as redshirt senior Danielle Adams and junior Elizabeth Shuman leaped 5’ 7.75” to claim the top two spots, while sophomore Caitlynn Filla notched a third place finish in the event with a 5’ 3.75” jump. Perry also competed in the event, and tied with Filla and Charlotte’s Brittney Simmons for third place.