Track & Field Prepped for Virginia Challenge
May 8, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State track and field team will send 28 student-athletes to compete in the Virginia Challenge, this Friday and Saturday, May 9-10 at Lannigan Field in Charlottesville, Va.
The meet, which is in its third year, will feature such current and former Olympians as Lolo Jones and Queen Harrison, as well as many top programs from the ACC, including Duke, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, UNC and host Virginia.
The Wolfpack is coming off a solid showing in the Payton Jordan Invitational last Sunday, May 4 in Stanford, Calif. in which 12 distance runners competed for State. This week, the Pack will expand to include throwers and sprinters as NC State student-athletes are looking to qualify for the NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville, Fla. set for May 29-31.
The Wolfpack women’s team comes into the meet as the No. 23 ranked team in the NCAA, marking the second straight week the Pack has been among the nation’s top 25. State also has eight student-athletes ranked among the nation’s top 28 in 12 individual events so far through the outdoor season.
Friday's schedule starts at 2 p.m. with the start of the men's decathlon and women's heptathlon. Field events will also begin at 2 p.m. and running events will start at 5 p.m. Saturday's schedule starts at 1 p.m. with the conclusion of the decathlon and heptathlon. Field and running events begin at 4 p.m.
Wolfpack Individuals in the National Rankings:
8th - Andrew Colley, 1,500m, (3:41.61), Blue Shoes Collegiate
17th - Graham Crawford, 1,500m, (3:42.23), Blue Shoes Collegiate
19th – Andrew Colley, 5,000m (13:46.74), Payton Jordan Invitational
19th - Jonathan Addison, Long Jump, (25'02.50"), Tiger Track Classic
28th - Graham Crawford, 5,000m, (13:49), Blue Shoes Collegiate
3rd - Tremanisha Taylor, Shot Put, (57'09.00"), Penn Relays
5th - Alexis Perry, Long Jump, (21'02.00"), Raleigh Relays
14th - Joanna Thompson, 10,000m, (33:24.61), ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships
14th - Elizabeth Shuman, High Jump, (5'11.25"), ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships
17th - Tremanisha Taylor, Discus, (179'00"), Raleigh Relays
21st - Alexis Perry, 100m hurdles, (13.24), ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships
23rd - Kenyetta Iyevbele, 800m, (2:05.28), ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships
List of NC State athletes competing in the Virginia Challenge:
Jacob Thomson (unattached)
Nick Link (unattached)
Sebastian Hanson (unattached)