January 19-20, 2013 -- Captain's Invitational & Combined Events (from CNUsports.com)

posted Feb 21, 2013, 9:55 AM by Tyler Wingard   [ updated Feb 21, 2013, 10:36 AM ]

Enuma Ezenwa Headlines First Day of the Captains Track & Field Invitational

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1/19/2013 8:42:00 PM

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. --
Enuma Ezenwa recorded a fifth-place showing in the women's pentathlon and posted Christopher Newport's third-finest score in the event ever as the sophomore standout headlined the first day of the Captains Invitational at the Freeman Center on Saturday afternoon.

Ezenwa set her personal best in the pentathlon after notching a score of 2862. That effort highlighted a strong performance by the CNU contingent as the Captains set 13 PRs during the first day of the two-day invitational.

During the heptathlon, Ezenwa had her finest performance in the 800-meters after placing fifth in the field with a time of 2:30.53. She also finished sixth in the high jump after clearing 1.46-meters, which helped her secure the top-five overall finish.

In addition to Ezenwa, Jennifer Westerholm had a sensational debut in the event after placing sixth overall. The freshman posted a score of 2789, which marked the fourth-finest performance in CNU history. Her effort was bolstered by a strong showing in the high jump, placing fifth in the field with a leap of 1.49 meters. She also finished sixth in the long jump and ninth in the 800-meters.

Along with the top-10 finishers, Noel Bartley placed 13th in the event, while Danielle Crowley finished 14th. Bartley's top performance came in the shot put after recording a toss of 9.21 meters, which was second in the discipline. She also came in fourth in the high jump with a leap of 1.52-meters.

On the men's side, Daulton Teaford wrapped up Saturday in 11th place in the heptathlon, while Brian Strickland currently sits in 13th entering Sunday's action. Teaford posted the men's finest performance of the day as the second-year standout blistered the field in the  60-meter dash with a time of 7.11. That effort not only gave him the top time in the field, but it also marked a personal best. Strickland's top showing came in the long jump as the freshman notched a distance of 6.21-meters, which was good enough for fifth overall.

The remainder of the heptathlon and the individual session of the meet will conclude tomorrow at the Freeman Center.

---CNU---



Record-Setting Relay Caps Off Strong Showing on Final Day of Captains Invitational
Cromwell, McClelland, Rizor, and Slyer team up to post a time of 12:53.16 in the DMR

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1/20/2013 10:27:00 PM
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Christopher Newport women's distance medley relay set a new school-record and the CNU indoor track & field teams posted 28 more personal bests during an excellent outing on the final day of the Captains Invitational at the Freeman Center on Sunday.

In the distance medley, Jessica McClelland, Graciela Slyer, Lydia Cromwell, and Melissa Rizor teamed up to trump the three-year-old school record. During the event, the foursome posted a time of 12:53.16, which placed them second during the invitational and shaved over two seconds off the old program mark set in 2010.

Along with the historic relay team, the Captains had several other strong efforts in distance events. Slyer finished 10th in the 800, Rizor and McClelland each placed in the top-six in the 1000-meter run, and Emily Whitby and Julie Machamer each recorded a fifth-place effort in the mile and 3000, respectively.

In other events, Fredsal Walker secured a pair of top-10 showings after finishing eighth in the 60-meter hurdles before placing third in the 200-meter discipline. She was edged out in the latter event by teammate Enuma Ezenwa, who crossed the line in 29.19, which was the second-fastest time during the invitational. Later, the two speedsters teamed with Cheria Jackson and Jennifer Westerholm to finish sixth in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:13.93.

Kalee Hammerton continued her strong effort in the pole vault this season, placing fourth with a height of 3.15 meters. Olivia Green also had two excellent performances, leading the team with a third-place showing in the triple jump and a seventh-place effort in the long jump.

In other field events, Rashidat Omotosho recorded the Captains' longest toss in the weight throw with a heave of 10.79 meters. Noel Bartley led the way in the shot put, finishing 13th with an 8.91-meter toss.

On the men's side, Robert Mayes notched a pair of PRs after placing sixth in the 200-meters with a time of 23.36 before crossing the line in the 400 in 50.97. Doug McLellan also posted a top-10 effort in the 800, while Brian Huffman recorded a personal-best while finishing seventh in the mile after completing the event in 4:28.52.

In other distance events, Aaron Zook cruised to a 10th-place performance in the 3000-meters, while McLellan, Huffman, Josh Showalter, and Daniel Austin teamed up for a fourth-place showing in the distance medley. The foursome eventually finished the event in 11:02.17.

In the 200-hurdles, Brian Strickland finished third with a time of 27.02, while Daulton Teaford had several excellent efforts during the two-day meet. Along with setting a host of personal-bests during the heptathlon, highlighted by the top time in the 60-meter dash, he also teamed with Mayes, Matt Gaddy, and Nathan Joyce to notch a fourth-place showing in the 4x400 relay.

Along with the other top performances, Joseph Taylor placed fourth in the pole vault after clearing 4.35-meters, Cameron Calfee led CNU with a seventh-place effort in the high jump, and Javan Walker pieced together a 13.05-meter triple jump, which was good enough for seventh in the field.

Christopher Newport will return to action on Friday when the Captains head to Lynchburg, Virginia for the start of the two-day Liberty Invitational.

 ---CNU---


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