April 5-6, 2013 - Colonial Relays (from CNUsports.com)
Post date: Apr 24, 2013 9:00:26 PM
Joseph Taylor Shines as CNU Outdoor Track & Field Wraps Up Final Day of Colonial Relays
4/6/2013 6:26:00 PM
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Joseph Taylor moved to second all-time in the pole vault and just missed setting a new school record as the Christopher Newport outdoor track & field teams concluded the final day of the Colonial Relays at William & Mary's Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Taylor, who entered the meet with CNU's third-finest effort in the pole vault, came within a centimeter of equaling the program's top mark. During the event, the senior cleared 4.65 meters, which tied him for third in the field and second in Christopher Newport history.
In addition to Taylor, the Captains had three other top-10 finishes during the second day of the competition. Individually, Dominique Torres led the way with a sixth-place showing in the triple jump after notching a distance of 14.22 meters. Christopher Newport's sprint relay teams also excelled on Saturday.
On the men's side, Nathan Joyce, Robert Mayes, Daulton Teaford, and Samuel Martin clocked in at 3:33.33, which placed them seventh overall. The women's foursome of Taylor McCord, Fredsal Walker, Enuma Ezenwa, and Jessica McClelland also came in 10th in the event after completing the course in 4:14.12.
In other events, Jenna Elliott came in 15th in the high jump after posting a height of 1.56 meters. David Fishman also cleared 4.20 meters in the men's pole vault, while Christopher Comeau topped 4.05.
Christopher Newport will return to action next Saturday when the Captains head to Baltimore, Md. for the Johns Hopkins Invitational.
Aaron Zook Leads a Strong CNU Contingent on the First Day of the Colonial Relays
4/5/2013 10:51:00 PM
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- On the first day of the Colonial Relays, the Christopher Newport outdoor track & field teams pieced together several historic performances on Friday at William & Mary's Zable Stadium.
During the competition, six Captains notched top-10 efforts in program history. Aaron Zook led the way after lowering his PR in the 10,000-meters. In the event, he finished in 32:20.07, which ranks second in CNU history. Less than a minute later, Bradley Turner completed the event in 33:10.26, which is the fifth-fastest time by a Captain.
On the women's side, Jessica McClelland was outstanding in the 1500, posting a time of 4:46.17. That clocking stands as the third finest ever at CNU. Fredsal Walker and Enuma Ezenwa also dominated in the hurdles. Walker cruised to a time of 14.93 in the 100-prelims, shaving 0.05 seconds off her previous best and placing her 10th on the all-time list. Ezenwa clocked in at 1:03.84 in the 400-hurdles, which placed her 11th in the field and seventh in program history.
Rounding out the top performers, Daniel Richard climbed the record books with his showing in the steeplechase. During the discipline, the second-year standout posted a time of 9:53.84, which ranks seventh in CNU history.
Along with the Captains' historic efforts, Samuel Martin also had an outstanding day at the track. In the 1500, Martin posted a time of 3:57.99, which won his heat by nearly a full second in the University Division. Heading into the weekend, that time also stands 11th in the nation. Brian Huffman placed in the top-20 as well, finishing 17th after clocking in at 4:05.56.
In other events during the day, Josh Showalter led the charge after finishing 10th in the 5000. During the competition, the freshman crossed the line in 15:36.69. Dominique Torres also placed 22nd in the long jump with a leap of 6.48 meters, while Kalee Hammerton placed 18th in the women's pole vault after clearing 3.30-meters.
Christopher Newport will wrap up the two-day meet tomorrow. Action begins with the women's discus at 9 a.m. and the triple jump at 11.
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