posted Apr 24, 2013, 2:00 PM by Tyler Wingard
updated May 19, 2013, 3:56 PM
Joseph Taylor Shines as CNU Outdoor Track & Field Wraps Up Final Day of Colonial Relays
4/6/2013 6:26:00 PM
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Joseph Taylor
moved to second all-time in the pole vault
and just missed setting a new school record as the Christopher Newport outdoor
track & field teams concluded the final day of the Colonial Relays at
William & Mary's Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
entered the meet with CNU's third-finest effort in the pole vault, came within a
centimeter of equaling the program's top mark. During the event, the senior
cleared 4.65 meters, which tied him for third in the field and second in
Christopher Newport history.
In addition to Taylor, the Captains had
three other top-10 finishes during the second day of the competition.
Individually, Dominique Torres
led the way with a sixth-place showing in the triple jump after notching a
distance of 14.22 meters. Christopher Newport's sprint relay teams also excelled
On the men's side, Nathan Joyce
, Daulton Teaford
and Samuel Martin
clocked in at 3:33.33, which
placed them seventh overall. The women's foursome of Taylor McCord
, Fredsal Walker
, and Jessica McClelland
also came in 10th in the event after
completing the course in 4:14.12.
In other events, Jenna Elliott
came in 15th in the high jump after posting
a height of 1.56 meters. David Fishman
also cleared 4.20 meters in the men's pole vault, while Christopher Comeau
Newport will return to action next Saturday when the Captains head to Baltimore,
Md. for the Johns Hopkins
Aaron Zook Leads a Strong CNU Contingent on the First Day of the Colonial Relays
4/5/2013 10:51:00 PM
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- On the first day of the
Colonial Relays, the Christopher Newport outdoor track & field teams pieced
together several historic performances on Friday at William & Mary's Zable
During the competition, six Captains notched top-10 efforts in
program history. Aaron Zook led
the way after lowering his PR in the 10,000-meters. In the event, he finished in
32:20.07, which ranks second in CNU history. Less than a minute later, Bradley Turner completed the event in 33:10.26, which is
the fifth-fastest time by a Captain.
On the women's side, Jessica McClelland was outstanding in the 1500, posting a
time of 4:46.17. That clocking stands as the third finest ever at CNU. Fredsal Walker and Enuma Ezenwa also dominated in the hurdles. Walker
cruised to a time of 14.93 in the 100-prelims, shaving 0.05 seconds off her
previous best and placing her 10th on the all-time list. Ezenwa clocked in at
1:03.84 in the 400-hurdles, which placed her 11th in the field and seventh in
Rounding out the top performers, Daniel Richard climbed the record books with his showing
in the steeplechase. During the discipline, the second-year standout posted a
time of 9:53.84, which ranks seventh in CNU history.
Along with the
Captains' historic efforts, Samuel Martin
also had an outstanding day at the track. In the 1500, Martin posted a time of
3:57.99, which won his heat by nearly a full second in the University Division.
Heading into the weekend, that time also stands 11th in the nation. Brian Huffman placed in the top-20 as well, finishing
17th after clocking in at 4:05.56.
In other events during the day, Josh Showalter led the charge after finishing 10th in the
5000. During the competition, the freshman crossed the line in 15:36.69. Dominique Torres also placed 22nd in the long jump with a
leap of 6.48 meters, while Kalee Hammerton
placed 18th in the women's pole vault after clearing
Christopher Newport will wrap up the two-day meet tomorrow.
Action begins with the women's discus at 9 a.m. and the triple jump at