5/23/2013 8:24:00 PM
LA CROSSE, Wis. – On the first day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Daulton Teaford and Enuma Ezenwa pieced together outstanding efforts while representing Christopher Newport at the title meet on Thursday at UW-La Crosse's Roger Herring Stadium.
Teaford was sensational in the 200-meter prelims as the sophomore speedster easily qualified for the finals. During his heat, he posted the top time and eventually finished third overall after crossing the line in 21.26. That clocking not only marked a new personal best but also vaulted him into third on CNU's all-time list.
The finals for the 200-meters will take place on Saturday. Start time is scheduled for 5:20 p.m.
Just as successful on Thursday, Ezenwa kicked off the women's heptathlon with several strong performances. She saved her best showing for last after wrapping up the day with a new personal best in the 200-meters after finishing in 25.99. That time placed her sixth among the heptathlon competitors.
In addition to her work in the sprint, she also placed eighth in the high jump after clearing 1.57 meters and matched that finish in the 100-hurdles after clocking in at 14.99. In the shot put, she rounded out her day with a 22nd-place effort after launching a toss of 7.85 meters.
Overall, Ezenwa enters the final day of the heptathlon in 16th with 2,732 points. The long jump, javelin, and 800 meters are scheduled for Friday.
In addition to Teaford and Ezenwa, Dominique Torres will also compete at the National Championships later this week. The first-year standout will vie for the triple jump title on Saturday afternoon.
5/24/2013 8:06:00 PM
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- On the second day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Enuma Ezenwa placed 21st in the heptathlon after capping off the combined event with a strong showing on Friday at UW La Crosse's Roger Herring Stadium.
During the heptathlon, Ezenwa accumulated 4,199 points, which stands as the third-highest total in program history.
On the final day of the competition, Ezenwa's top finish came in the 800 meters after she crossed the line in ninth with a time of 2:30.92. In other events on Friday, she also placed 19th and set a new PR in the javelin with a toss of 21.37 meters. She also notched a leap of 4.67 meters in the long jump, which was 22nd overall.
Along with her efforts on Friday, the Herndon native placed sixth in the 200 meters, eighth in the high jump and 100-hurdles, and 22nd in the shot put during Thursday's heptathlon events. Overall, Ezenwa was the only competitor in the field to place in the top-10 in the 200, 800, 100-hurdles, and high jump during the NCAA Championships.
One of just eight first- or second-year standouts competing in the heptathlon, the sophomore sensation wrapped up an exceptional 2013 campaign with Friday's performance. Earlier in the year, she set a new program record in the heptathlon with a score of 4,421 during the New Captains Classic. She also locked down top-10 all-time efforts at CNU in both the 100- and 400-hurdles as well as the high jump.
During the final day of the NCAA Championships on Saturday, Daulton Teaford and Dominique Torres will represent Christopher Newport at the title meet. Teaford qualified for the finals in the 200-meters after a third-place effort in the prelims on Thursday, while Torres will contend for the title in the triple jump.
Daulton Teaford Earns All-American Honors in the 200 at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
5/25/2013 6:44:00 PM
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LA CROSSE, Wis. -- On the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Daulton Teaford secured All-American honors in the 200 after the sophomore speedster pieced together another strong performance on Saturday evening at UW La Crosse's Roger Herring Stadium.
During the sprint, Teaford posted a time of 21.58, which earned a fifth-place finish and four points during the title meet. Overall, Teaford is now the 490th Captain to earn All-American honors in the program's illustrious history.
In addition to Teaford, Dominique Torres also competed in the triple jump on the final day of the meet. During the discipline, the freshman recorded a distance of 14.10 meters on his first attempt, which eventually placed him 18th in the field. Among the competitors, he was one of only two freshmen to contend for the crown.
Saturday's action caps off a successful campaign for both standouts during the spring. Teaford's All-American performance joins an impressive list of accomplishments over the last few months, including a pair of Mason-Dixon Conference titles and the program's third-fastest 200-meter clocking during the national prelims. Torres, who also competed in the NCAA Indoor Championships, posted the top distance in the triple jump during three meets in the outdoor season and was the runner-up in the event during the Mason-Dixon competition.
Along with the men, Enuma Ezenwa also represented Christopher Newport at the NCAA Championships. The second-year star placed 21st in the heptathlon, which concluded on Friday evening.