3/23/2013 9:19:00 PM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Behind a slew of outstanding individual efforts, the Christopher Newport men's and women's track & field team wrapped up its first outdoor meet of the season with a strong showing at the Washington & Lee Carnival.
During the two-day competition, the Captains were led by Daulton Teaford, who came through with three excellent performances during the meet. The sophomore speedster took the top spot in the 200-meter dash after blistering the field with a time of 21.66. He also was the runner-up in the 100-meter dash after finishing in 11.00. Capping off his meet with a third top-five effort, he anchored the 4x400-relay squad, which finished fifth overall. Along with Teaford, Robert Mayes, Matt Gaddy, and Nathan Joyce completed the event in 3:22.52.
After wrapping up his winter season with an appearance at the NCAA Championships, freshman Dominique Torres kicked off the outdoor season with a first-place showing in the long jump after notching a leap of 6.80 meters. He was followed closely by teammate Philip Christophe, who placed second with a distance of 6.63 meters.
In other events on the men's side, Mayes notched a time of 49.72 in the 400-meters, which placed him fifth overall. Sterling Giles also came in sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 13.04 meters, while Samuel Martin came in seventh in the 800-meters and Daniel Richard finished ninth in the 3000-steeplechase. Brian Strickland also placed 10th in the decathlon after posting a score of 5,165.
In the vertical and field events, Alexander Hurd and Christopher Comeau tied for first in the pole vault "B" section after clearing 4.00 meters. Anthony Melton led the throwers, highlighted by a 40.08-meter toss in the discus. That effort placed him 14th in the field.
On the women's side, Enuma Ezenwa headlined the meet after notching a score of 3,987 in the heptathlon. That performance not only placed her fourth in the field, but it also marked the third-finest score in CNU history. During the combined event, she led the way with a time of 15.55 in the 100-meter hurdles and also placed second in the high jump with a leap of 1.61 meters. Her effort in the high jump currently ranks fifth in program history.
Jennifer Westerholm also finished seventh in the heptathlon with a score of 3,662, while Danielle Crowley was right behind her in eighth at 3,626. Both of those scores also rank among the top-10 in program history.
Fredsal Walker looked strong as well in her first meet of the spring, finishing fourth in both the 100-hurdles and 200-meters. She also placed seventh in the 400-hurdles, just edging out Westerholm, who finished eighth.
Among other top efforts, Taylor McCord finished seventh in the 400-meters, Olivia Green was ninth in the long jump, and Jessica McClelland completed the 1500-meters in 11th. Stephanie Taylor also placed 11th in the high jump with a height of 1.47 meters.
In the field events, Lyzan Rashid was CNU's top performer. Her strong meet was highlighted by a 16th-place showing in the hammer after notching a toss of 29.17 meters.
Christopher Newport will be back in action next Saturday when the Captains host the Commonwealth Duals at Pomoco Stadium.