5/11/2013 11:59:00 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Daulton Teaford and Samuel Martin posted a pair of top-10 times while helping pace the Christopher Newport outdoor track & field teams at the Virginia Challenge over the weekend at Lannigan Field.
During the two-day competition, Teaford was outstanding in the sprints. In the finals of the 100-meter dash, the sophomore speedster finished fifth with a time of 10.78, which ranks seventh in CNU history. He also notched another top-10 effort at the meet in the 200 after crossing the line in 10th in 21.76.
In addition to Teaford's performance, Martin also excelled during the 1500. In the distance event, he clocked in at 3:54.20, which set a new PR and put him second on CNU's all-time list. That clocking also placed him 46th at the prestigious meet.
Also competing in the 1500 on the women's side, Jessica McClelland clocked in at 5:00.17, which was 43rd overall. Robert Mayes rounded out Christopher Newport's individual performers, finishing 13th in the 400 with a time of 49.40.
5/13/2013 11:55:00 PM
CHESTER, Pa. -- Daulton Teaford and Joseph Taylor each captured individual titles to help lead the Christopher Newport outdoor track & field teams at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier hosted by Widener University at Leslie C. Quirk Jr. Stadium on Monday evening.
During the meet, Teaford posted the top time in the 400-meters after clocking in at 48.81. Not to be outdone, Taylor notched the finest mark in the pole vault after clearing 4.47 meters. David Fishman also placed sixth in the event with a height of 4.17 meters, while Christopher Comeau rounded out a strong performance by the Captains with an eighth-place showing.
Along with his excellent outing in the 400-meters, Teaford also teamed up with Robert Mayes, Nathan Joyce, and Dominique Torres to post a time of 42.32 in the 4x100-relay, which placed them second on Monday. Torres was also third in the triple jump after nailing down a leap of 13.84 meters, Mayes was seventh in the 400-meters, and Joyce led the squad with a pair of top-20 efforts in the 100- and 200-meter disciplines.
Josh Showalter also pieced together an historic performance during his debut in the 3000-meter steeplechase. In the event, he clocked in at 9:38.30, which placed him 12th in the field and third in CNU history. Daniel Richard came in 16th and Brad Turner placed 17th as well.
In other events, Brian Strickland won his heat and finished ninth overall in the 400-hurdles with a time of 57.17, while Samuel Martin crossed the line in 4:08.57 in the 1500 meters.
On the women's side, Enuma Ezenwa orchestrated an outstanding all-around effort. She finished third in the 400-hurdles with a time of 1:04.41 and was seventh in the 100-hurdles after clocking in at 15.07. The sophomore standout also placed sixth in the high jump after clearing 1.58 meters. Teammate Jenna Elliott also excelled in the vertical event, finishing fourth with a height of 1.63 meters.
In other field events, Danielle Crowley notched a pair of top-five efforts. She finished third in the long jump with a distance of 5.19 meters and placed fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 10.63 meters. Kalee Hammerton also came in fifth in the pole vault after eclipsing 3.25 meters, while Olivia Green was eighth overall in the long jump.
Rounding out Monday's top performers, Jessica McClelland crossed the line in 4:57.64 during the 1500-meters, which placed her 29th at the meet.