March 2, 2013 - Virginia Tech Final Qualifier (from CNUsports.com)
Post date: Mar 3, 2013 2:35:24 PM
Indoor Track & Field Caps Off Virginia Tech Final Qualifier with Three Top-10 All-Time Program Marks
3/2/2013 10:03:00 PM
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Behind eight personal-bests and three top-10 all-time program marks, the Christopher Newport indoor track & field squad wrapped up the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier with several outstanding efforts on Saturday.
The highlight of the meet came during the men's 200-meters as Daulton Teaford and Robert Mayes each posted historic times for the Captains. Teaford completed the event in 22.08, which stands as the third-fastest time in CNU history. Mayes was right on his heels, placing ninth on Saturday with a time of 22.57, which stands sixth all-time.
On the women's side, Jessica McClelland led the way with an excellent showing in the mile. Placing 10th in the field, the CNU speedster clocked in at 5:17.65, which ranks fourth in program history. Erin Rolaf also came in eight seconds later, putting her 14th at the meet.
In the hurdles, Christopher Newport had a pair of top-flight efforts. In the men's 60-meters, Brian Strickland cruised to a time of 8.57, which ranked 15th at the meet and set a new PR. On the women's side, Enuma Ezenwa clocked in at 9.21 in the discipline, which also set a new personal-best and placed her 10th in the field. Fredsal Walker also looked strong in the event, coming in 11th with a time of 9.28.
In other events, Teaford finished sixth in the 60-meters with a time of 6.99, Ray Gamache placed ninth in the 3000-meters, and Dominique Torres notched a 10th-place showing in the triple jump with a distance of 14.15-meters. The freshman phenom still ranks 13th in the nation in the event.
The NCAA Indoor Championships will kick off on March 8 in Naperville, Illinois.