Track and Field Has Strong Showings at Liberty Kickoff and Mountaineer Indoor Meet This Weekend

Track and Field Has Strong Showings at Liberty Kickoff and Mountaineer Indoor Meet This Weekend

LIBERTY KICKOFF RESULTS | MOUNTAINEER INDOOR MEET RESULTS

BOILING SPRINGS - The Gardner-Webb men's and women's indoor track teams posted strong performances throughout the weekend, posting several top finishes and new personal records as members of the teams competed at both the Mountaineer Indoor Meet in Boone, N.C. and the Liberty Kickoff in Lynchburg, Va.

LIBERTY KICKOFF

Members of the women's squad competed in the pentathlon, led by Merideth Byl who finished seventh overall with a score of 2988.00.  She was followed by Ashleigh Cleveland (2873.00) in 12th place and Taylor Hotchkiss (2871.00) in 13th place.

HIGHLIGHTS

- Merideth Byl placed first in the 800 meter run, timing in at 2:28.22.  Paige Peterson placed ninth with a time of 2:37.59 and Taylor Hotchkiss finished 11th, timing in at 2:40.50.

- Taylor Hotchkiss finished 12th in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.60 seconds, a new personal record.  Paige Peterson placed 13th, clocking in at 9.17 seconds, which is a new PR, followed by Ashleigh Cleveland at 9.77 seconds.

Ashleigh Cleveland placed 11th in the high jump at 1.52 meters.

- In the long jump, Taylor Hotchkiss finished seventh with a distance of 5.02 meters, with Ashleigh Cleveland placing 14th with a distance of 4.84 meters.

Merideth Byl earned a first-place finish in the shot put with a distance of 11.11 meters.  Ashleigh Cleveland rounded out the top-ten with a toss of 8.53 meters.

 

MOUNTAINEER INDOOR MEET

The men's and women's teams competed throughout Friday and Saturday in Boone, N.C., with the men's team earning a seventh-place finish, while the women's squad placed in eighth overall. 

HIGHLIGHTS

MEN'S MEET

Alex Bouwmans finished third in the weight throw with a toss of 14.76 meters.  A.J. White finished in fourth-place at 14.22 meters.

Marcus Abraham earned a first-place finish in the shot put with a distance of 17.24 meters.  A.J. White finished fourth with a toss of 15.45 meters.

- In the high jump, Seaver Wait claimed first-place at 1.95 meters.  Quenton Jones placed second at 1.90 meters.

Nick Bandos took fifth place in the pole vault at 4.30 meters.

Jalin Lawson finished in tenth in the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.64 seconds.

Christopher Lile earned a third-place finish in the mile run, timing in at 4:26.61, setting a new personal record.

- In the 400 meter dash, Darien Evans-Hensley finished in second-place with a time of 53.32 seconds.  Josh Parks followed in third place at 53.60 seconds.

Ezekiel Martin finished second in the 800 meter run, clocking in at 2:03.82, which is a new personal best.  Keaton Poole finished third with a time of 2:06.36.

- The team of Marquel Woodard, Josh Parks, Keaton Poole and Ezekiel Martin finished first in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:45.22

 

WOMEN'S MEET

- In the weight throw, Petra Jakeljic claimed a first-place finish with a distance of 16.25 meters, setting a new personal record.  Natasha Akbarizadeh finished third with a toss of 15.66 meters, and Cailen Blaire finished seventh at 12.75 meters, a new PR.

- Stephenie Lombardo finished in fourth-place in the shot put with a distance of 12.53 meters, which is a new personal best.

Kayin Mujahid took first place in the high jump at 1.66 meters.

- In the 55 meter dash, Jordan Davis placed in ninth with a time of 7.43 seconds.

Gabby Cortese finished in eighth-place in the mile run, clocking in at 5:35.35.  Claire Cates followed with a time of 5:44.13 to finish in ninth.

- Jordan Davis earned a third-place finish in the 200 meter dash, timing in at 26.48 seconds.

- The team of Brittany Ollivierre, Hannah Jones, Amy Turlington, and Valerie Walker finished first in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:34.70.

 

NEXT UP
The Runnin' Bulldogs return to action on February 3rd-4th, competing at the Buccaneer Track and Field Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn.

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