UNC to host ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

The University of North Carolina track and field teams finished their last home meet of the outdoor season - the Joe Hilton Invitation - in style. Multiple student-athletes put up season-best times and personal records.

"It was the final tune-up meet for the ACC Championships next week," North Carolina head coach Harlis Meaders said. "We got what we needed from the competition. A lot of these kids got season bests, even though the competition wasn't as strenuous. It was a solid performance and we're really looking forward to next week.

"Kids should be getting peak performance right around the Championship, so we're on the right track and things are falling in place."

Xenia Rahn might have been the most impressive Tar Heel of the day. Rahn set two personal records en route to winning two separate events. Her 13.92 time in the 100-hurldes and jump of 19-11 ¾ (6.09 meters) were good to take first in both events. Behind Rahn in the hurdles was Kemp who took third at 14.07.

Avana Story had a nice day throwing the hammer. Her throw of 184-9 (56.31 meters) was good enough to take the event.

Austin Vegas also won his event at the Joe Hilton Invitational. Vegas took first in the pole vault after clearing 16-4 ¾ (5.00 meters).

The men's 4x100-meter relay team ran for the first time this season. The team was able to beat Duke in a head-to-head matchup and ran 42.17. Daniel Belk, Kwame Donyinah, Maurice Dix and Roy Smith comprised the winning team.

Seven Tar Heels ended up taking second in their respective events. Chris DiLorenzo took second in the men's shot put, throwing 56-2 (17.12 meters). Houston Summers had a strong showing in the men's javelin throw. Summers' first three throws were all season bests with his best one coming on his third throw at 216-8 (66.04 meters). Caroline O'Hea ran 10:09.55 in the women's 3,000 to solidify second. Keyasia Tibbs jumper her way to second place in the triple jump, with her longest jump being 39-6 ½ (12.05 meters). Sarah Howard threw 51-4 (15.65 meters) in the shot put. Isaac Presson ran 4:05.72 in the men's mile and Joe Sansone set a new PR in the mile at 4:11.50. Cameron Overstreet finished in second place in the pole vault after clearing 13-4 ½ (4.08 meters). Caroline Brailsford finished fourth in the vault, but she set a new PR at 13-0 ¾ (3.98 meters).

Stephen Mulherin ran the 3,000 in 8:35.09, a new PR and Daniel Belk set a new collegiate record at 50.03 in the 400 and took fourth overall.

Other Tar Heels who set personal records are: Nate Fisher in the 800 at 1:52.62, Dontrevious Ousley in the hammer at 169-0 (51.51 meters), and Zach Gray in the javelin at 180-0 (54.86 meters).

"I want to give a final round of applause for our seniors and their service to the program," Meaders said. "They were here before I got here and really pushed the program forward and made a tremendous impact and started creating the Better Blue we want to see now. I'm really proud of those guys and girls."

Meaders also wanted to thank each of the faculty members that participated in the faculty mile this year.

The Tar Heels will be back in action on Thursday, April 17 in Chapel Hill for the 2014 ACC Outdoor Championships. The ACC Outdoor Championships will start on Thursday and conclude on Saturday. A recap of performances and results will be available on Goheels.com at the conclusion of each day. For more information on the ACC Outdoor Championships please visit the ACC Championship page.

Men's team members with top-five performances in ACC

NAME

EVENT

TIME/MARK

ACC RANK

Ceo Ways

200

20.56

2nd

 

400

45.93

4th

Cory Nicholls

800

1:49.80

5th

Isaac Presson

5,000

13:52.93

4th

Paul Haley

110-meter Hurdles

14.27

4th

RJ Alowonle

400-meter Hurdles

50.44

1st

Javonte Lipsey

400-meter Hurdles

51.55

2nd

Steve Magnuson

3,000 Steeplechase

8:59.18

2nd

Team Relay

4x400

3:05.46

1st

Phillip Morris

High Jump

6-10 ¼

5th

Austin Vegas

Pole Vault

16-6 ¾

5th

Chris DiLorenzo

Shot Put

56-10

5th

Houston Summers

Javelin

216-8

2nd

 

Women's team members with top-five performances in ACC

 

NAME

EVENT

TIME/MARK

ACC RANK

Javianne Oliver

100

11.67

5th

Elizabeth Whelan

800

2:06.76

1st

 

1,500

4:18.00

2nd

Karley Rempel

1,500

4:21.95

5th

Cori Floyd

400-meter Hurdles

1:00.40

5th

Cameron Overstreet

Pole Vault

13-4 ½

4th

Xenia Rahn

Long Jump

19-11 ¾

3rd

 

Heptathlon

5,523

1st

Tristine Johnson

Triple Jump

42-2 ¼

3rd

Sarah Howard

Shot Put

52-8 ¼

3rd

Avana Story

Hammer

192-9

4th

 

DUKE WOMEN 4TH, MEN 5TH in 2013 CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Duke track and field team travels to Chapel Hill, Thursday, April 17, to compete in the three-day ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. In 2013, the women’s team earned a fourth-place conference championship finish while the men's team placed fifth.

In the men’s competition, 19 performances from the Duke track and field team rank among the ACC’s top-10 heading into this weekend’s contest.

On the track, junior Shaun Thompson owns the seventh-fastest 5,000-meter time in the conference this season, running a time of 13:58.8 at the Raleigh Relays. Thompson also ran the fourth-fastest 3,000m steeplechase time of 9:07.1 one week later at the VertKlasse Meeting.

Joining Thompson in the 5,000 is graduate student Mike Moverman, whose time of 14:07.3 is the 10th-fastest in the conference this season. In the 3,000m steeplechase, senior Christian Britto posted the eighth-fastest time in the conference after running a 9:14.8 earlier in the season.

Graduate student Brian Atkinson and junior Nate McClafferty round out Duke’s contingent with top-10 individual performances on the track. Atkinson owns the fourth-fastest 10,000m time in the conference, running a 29:27.8 in Raleigh. McClafferty posted the fifth-fastest 1,500m time after clocking a 3:45.8, also in Raleigh.

Numerous Duke throwers also enter the weekend’s competition with top-10 performances during the season. Redshirt sophomore Stephen Boals posted both the sixth-farthest shot put distance (56-8.00 (17.27)) and the 10th-best discus mark (170-4.00 (51.93)). Joining Boals in the discus is redshirt senior Austin Gamble, Duke’s record holder in the event. Gamble sent the discus 185-10.00 (56.66) at the VertKlasse Meeting, ranking him third in the conference.

Duke posted three top-10 performances in the javelin, with redshirt sophomore Thomas Lang recording a conference-leading distance of 227-0.00 (69.21). In addition to Lang, junior Zach Robertshaw (195-6.00 (59.59)) and junior Ian Rock (180-11.00 (55.14)) also appear among the conference’s top 10 in the event.

In the jumps, the high jump duo of sophomore Carl Heinz and redshirt junior Michael Krone enter Friday’s competition with the fifth-highest clearances this season at 6-10.25 (2.09). Senior pole vaulter Justin Amezquita also earned the fifth-highest mark in his event with a clearance of 16-6.75 (5.05).

The Duke women’s track and field team saw 16 top-10 performances during the outdoor season, with redshirt sophomore Teddi Maslowski posting three of the 16. Maslowski opened the outdoor season with a school-record mark of 19-4.25 (5.90) in the long jump, which ranks ninth in the conference this season. Most recently, Maslowski earned her second school record of the season, finishing the 100m hurdles in a time of 13.92 at last week’s Joe Hilton Invitational. Maslowski’s heptathlon point total of 5,209, earned at the Texas Relays, ranks fourth in the conference this season.

Fellow heptathlete and redshirt sophomore Karli Johonnot also posted multiple top-10 performances in 2014, including a mark of 5-10.00 (1.78) in the high jump, ranking tied for third in the conference and a heptathlon point total of 5,342, also ranking third in the conference.

Pole vaulter and sophomore Megan Clark enters Friday’s competition with the highest clearance in the conference at 14-7.25 (4.45). Clark has cleared 13-7.25 (4.15) or higher in all four of her appearances this season.

A trio of throwers, redshirt senior Michelle Anumba and freshmen Amarie Bremel and Christine Streisel registered top-10 throws in the conference. Anumba’s distance of 52-7.25 (16.03) in the shot put is the fifth-farthest in the event this season, while Streisel’s javelin throw of 164-6.00 (50.15) is the fourth-farthest in the conference. Bremel rounds out the Duke throwing contingent, posting a throw of 155-5.00 (47.38) in the discus, which ranks seventh this season.

On the track, Duke’s sprints saw juniors Lauren Hansson and Elizabeth Kerpon record the ninth-fastest 100m time and the fourth-fastest 200m time, respectively, in the conference. Hansson clocked a 100m time of 11.83, a Duke school record, while Kerpon ran a 200m time of 23.69, also a school record.

Junior Abby Farley and freshman Haley Meier also enter the preliminary rounds of the conference championships with strong showings earlier in the season. Farley’s 800m time of 2:07.78 currently ranks as the fourth-fastest time in the conference at the distance this season. Meier’s 1,500m time of 4:21.63, converted from a mile time of 4:42.56 run one week earlier at the Joe Hilton Invitational, also ranks fourth in the conference this season.

Senior Ashley Berry, competing in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays, completed the race in a time of 10:42.3, the eighth-fastest time at the distance in the conference this season.

The championships begin Thursday morning with the men’s hammer, scheduled for a 10 a.m. start. All three days of competition will air LIVE on ESPN3, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday
 

Date Time Event Name

Thursday
 
10:00 a.m. (M) Hammer Michael Foley
Thurday 11:30 a.m. (W) Heptathlon Karli Johonnot
Teddi Maslowski
Miray Seward
Thursday 12:00 p.m. (M) Decathlon Curtis Beach
Chaz Hawkins
Ian Rock

Thursday
 
1:00 p.m. (W) Hammer Michelle Anumba
Stephanie Skove

Thursday
 
3:00 p.m. (M) Long Jump Curtis Beach

Thursday
 
5:20 p.m. (M) 400-Meter Hurdles (Prelim) Michael Wilson

Thursday
 
5:40 p.m. (W) 200-Meter Dash (Prelim) Elizabeth Kerpon

Thursday
 
6:00 p.m. (W) Long Jump Karly Gregory
Teddi Maslowski

Thursday
 
6:20 p.m. (W) 1500-Meter Run (Prelim) Madison Granger
Hannah Meier
Thursday 6:45 p.m. (M) 1500-Meter Run (Prelim) Henry Farley
Nate McClafferty
Brian Schoepfer
Stephen Shine

Thursday
 
7:10 p.m. (W) 10,000-Meter Run (Final) Juliet Bottorff

Thursday
 
7:55 p.m. (M) 10,000-Meter Run (Final) Brian Atkinson
 
Friday
 
10:30 a.m. (W) Javelin Christine Streisel

Friday
 
11:00 a.m. (M) Decathlon Curtis Beach
Chaz Hawkins
Ian Rock
Robert Rohner


Friday
 

12:00 p.m. (W) Heptathlon Karli Johonnot
Teddi Maslowski
Miray Seward

Friday
 
1:00 p.m. (W) Shot Put Michelle Anumba
Urina Harrell
Amarie Bremel

Friday
 
4:00 p.m. (M) Shot Put Stephen Boals
Kyler Shumway

Friday
 
4:30 p.m. (W) Pole Vault Megan Clark

Friday
 
4:45 p.m. (W) 100-Meter Hurdles (Prelim) Hannah Goranson

Friday
 
5:25 p.m. (W) 400-Meter Dash (Prelim) Callie Francis
Lauren Hansson
Elizabeth Kerpon
Madeline Kopp

Friday
 
6:00 p.m. (M) High Jump Tanner Anderson
Carl Heinz
Michael Krone

Friday
 
6:15 p.m. (M) 100-Meter Dash (Prelim) DeVon Edwards

Friday
6:30 p.m. (W) 800-Meter Run (Prelim) Anima Banks
Rebecca Craigie
Abby Farley

Friday
 
7:30 p.m. (W) 3000-Meter Steeplechase (Final) Ashley Berry

Friday
 
 8:00 p.m. (M) 3000-Meter Steeplechase (Final) Christian Britto
Shaun Thompson
Saturday  11:00 a.m. (M) Javelin  Thomas Lang
Zach Robertshaw
Ian Rock

Saturday
 
2:00 p.m.  (W) Discus  Amarie Bremel

Saturday
 
 2:00 p.m. (W) High Jump Karli Johonnot
Maddie Morrow
Destiny Roseman

Saturday
 
4:00 p.m.  (W) 4x100-Meter Relay  Alexis Roper
Madeline Kopp
Lauren Hansson
Elizabeth Kerpon

Saturday
 
4:10 p.m.  (M) 4x100-Meter Relay  Ryan Smith
Issac Blakeney
DeVon Edwards
Marcus Wright
Saturday 5:00 p.m. (M) Discus Stephen Boals
Michael Foley
Austin Gamble
Saturday 5:00 p.m. (M) Pole Vault Justin Amezquita
Connor Hall
Ian Rock

Saturday
 
6:40 p.m.  (W) 5,000-Meter Run (Final) Audrey Huth
Julianna Miller
Madeline Morgan
Colleen Schmidt
Colette Whitney

Saturday
 
7:05 p.m.  (M) 5,000-Meter Run (Final)  Brian Atkinson
Christian Britto
Mike Moverman
Brian Schoepfer
Stephen Shine
Shaun Thompson

Saturday
 
7:35 p.m.  (W) 4x400-Meter Relay (Final)  Lauren Hansson
Madeline Kopp
Elizabeth Kerpon
Callie Francis
Teddi Maslowski
Abby Farley

Saturday
 
7:40 p.m.  (M) 4x400-Meter Relay (Final)  Marcus Wright
Christian Vail
Michael Wilson
Ben Raskin
Curtis Beach
Robert Rohner

 

EVENT SCHEDULE AT BELK TRACK AND FETZER FIELD, UNC CHAPEL HILL

Thursday, April 17
10:00 a.m. Men’s Hammer (FINLEY FIELD)
11:30 a.m. Heptathlon
(100mH, HJ,
SP, 200m)
1:00 p.m. Women’s Hammer (FINLEY FIELD)
12:00 p.m. Decathlon (10
0m, LJ, SP, HJ, 400)
3:00 p.m. Men Long Jump
5:00 p.m. Women 400mH Prelims
5:20 p.m. Men 400mH Prelims
5:40 p.m. Women 200m Prelims
6:00 p.m. Women Long Jump
6:00 p.m. Men 200m Prelims
6:20 p.m. Women 1500m Prelims
6:45 p.m. Men 1500m Prelims
7:10 p.m. Women 10,000m Final
7:55 p.m. Men 10,000m Final

 

Friday,April 18
10:30 a.m. Women Javelin
11:00 a.m. Decathlon (110mH, DT, PV, JT, 1500m)
12:00 p.m. Heptathlon (LJ, JT, 800m)
1:00 p.m. Women Shot Put
4:00 p.m. Men Shot Put
4:30 p.m. Women Pole Vault
4:45 p.m. Women 100mH Prelim
5:10 p.m. Men 100mH Prelim
5:25 p.m. Women 400m Prelim
5:40 p.m. Men 400m Prelim
6:00 p.m. Women 100m Prelim
6:00 p.m. Men High Jump
6:15 p.m. Men 100m Prelim
6:30 p.m. Women 800m Prelim
7:00 p.m. Men’s 800m Prelims
7:30 p.m. Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final
8:00 p.m. Men 3000m Steeplechase Final

 

Saturday,April19
11:00 a.m. Men Javelin
2:00 p.m. Women High Jump
2:00 p.m. Women Discus
2:00 p.m. Men Triple Jump
4:00 p.m. Women 4x100m Final
4:10 p.m. Men 4x100m Final
4:20 p.m. Women 1500m Final
4:30 p.m. Men 1500m Final
4:40 p.m. Women 100mH Final
4:50 p.m. Men 110mH Final
5:00 p.m. Women 400m Final
5:00 p.m. Women Triple Jump
5:00 p.m. Men Pole Vault
5:00 p.m. Men Discus
5:10 p.m. Men 400m Final
5:20 p.m. Women 100m Final
5:30 p.m. Men 100m Final
5:40 p.m. Women 800m Final
5:50 p.m. Men 800m Final
6:00 p.m. Women 400mH Final
6:10 p.m. Men 400mH Final
6:20 p.m. Women 200m Final
6:30 p.m. Men 200m Final
6:40 p.m. Women 5000m Final
7:05 p.m. Men 5000m Final
7:30 p.m. Women 4x400m Final

7:40 p.m. Men 4x400m