April 20, 2013 - New Captains Classic Day 1 (from CNUsports.com)
Post date: Apr 30, 2013 5:46:12 PM
Josh Showalter Qualifies for the USATF Junior Nationals during the
New Captains Classic on Saturday
4/20/2013 11:48:00 PM
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Freshman Josh Showalter qualified for the USATF Junior National Championships and the Christopher Newport outdoor track & field teams combined for 40 personal-bests during the New Captains Classic at POMOCO Stadium on Saturday.
During the daylong competition, Showalter posted the top time in the 2000-meter steeplechase after clocking in at 6:20.76. With that effort, he eclipsed the national qualifying standard by over four seconds.
In addition to Showalter, five Captains recorded all-time program marks during the meet. Enuma Ezenwa led the way, notching the third-finest performance in the high jump in school history. While competing in the heptathlon, she cleared 1.62 meters, which was tied for the top performance at the competition on Saturday.
Daulton Teaford led the CNU sprinters, placing third in the 100-meters with a time of 10.84. That not only stands as a new PR, but it also places him 10th on the all-time program list. The sophomore speedster also was the runner-up in the 200-meters and teamed with Dominique Torres, Robert Mayes, and Nathan Joyce for a second-place showing in the 4x100 relay as well.
In the pole vault, Christopher Comeau cleared 4.20 meters, which placed him fourth in the field and ninth in program history. Joseph Taylor also shined in the event, finishing third overall with a height of 4.50 meters.
Not to be outdone, the throwers were also stellar on Saturday. Kendrick McMinn notched a distance of 42.51 meters in the hammer, which ranks sixth in program history. The sophomore also led the way in the javelin, placing fifth in the field. Finishing two spots behind his teammate, Robert Graham recorded a toss of 46.14 meters in the javelin, which stands ninth all-time at CNU.
Among other top performances on the men's side, Dominique Torres won the triple jump with a distance of 14.54 meters. Brian Huffman also locked down a fourth-place finish in the 1500 with a time of 4:04.39, while Aaron Zook finished fifth in the 5000.
In other events on the women's side, Fredsal Walker took home the top spot in the 100-hurdles with a time of 15.13 and finished fourth in both the 100 and 200. In distance events, Julie Machamer placed third in the 5000 after clocking in at 19:34.88, while Jessica McClelland was ninth in the 1500.
The decathlon and heptathlon will conclude tomorrow at POMOCO Stadium.
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