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CNU Outdoor Track & Field Shines at Commonwealth Duals

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Final Results // Final Team Scores

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Christopher Newport men's outdoor track & field team posted a perfect 4-0 record at the Commonwealth Duals, while the women's squad finished 3-1 after CNU pieced together a slew of outstanding efforts on Saturday at POMOCO Stadium.

During the meet, the Captains recorded 50 personal bests, including 10 efforts that rank among the top-10 all-time in CNU history. Daulton Teaford collected the program's sixth-fastest times in the 200 and 400 meters, while Anthony Melton cracked the all-time list in both the hammer and discus. On the women's side, Enuma Ezenwa lowered her PR by over two seconds in the 400-meter hurdles, while Taryn Langley also entered the top-10 all-time in the javelin.

In team scoring, the men trumped Roanoke, 145-16, Washington & Lee, 95-66, Virginia Wesleyan, 134-27, and Shenandoah, 128-32. The women triumphed over Shenandoah, 113-36, Virginia Wesleyan, 113-40, and Washington & Lee, 101-60. Roanoke came away undefeated and picked up the lone victory against the Captains after posting an 88-69 win.

Teaford continued his strong spring, winning four events during the competition. During his historic efforts, he cruised to titles in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.63 and the 400 in 48.63. He also won the high jump with a leap of 1.84-meters and anchored the victorious 4x100-relay that cruised to the top spot in 42.56.

In distance events, Samuel Martin secured the title in the 800 with a time of 1:56.54, Aaron Zook grabbed the 1500-meters in 4:08.01, and Donovan Lewin took the 5000 after clocking in at 16:32.45.

Among other victorious efforts, Joseph Taylor cleared 4.37 meters in the pole vault, which placed him first in the field. Christopher Comeau also came in fourth in the event with a height of 4.07 meters. That effort places him 10th on the program's all-time list. Dominique Torres also kept his sensational freshman campaign going, winning the long jump and triple jump.

In field events, Melton was the star for the Captains, collecting a pair of top-three efforts. He finished second in the discus after launching a toss of 42.09 meters, which currently ranks 10th in CNU history. He also placed third in the hammer with a throw of 40.94 meters. That stands sixth in program history. Not to be outdone, Kendrick McMinn and Robert Graham also shined in the hammer. McMinn notched a distance of 39.47 meters, which stands eighth in school history. Graham had a toss of 38.09 meters, which ranks 10th all-time.

On the women's side, Fredsal Walker blistered the field in the 100-hurdles after clocking in at 14.98, which ranks 10th in program history and 15th in the nation entering the weekend. Ezenwa looked just as strong in the 400-hurdles, notching a time of 1:05.01. That effort is the eighth-fastest time ever by a Captain. Jennifer Westerholm also excelled in the discipline after placing third overall at the Duals.

The Captains really shined in the vertical and field events with the squad taking the top-three spots in the high jump. Jenna Elliott led the way with a height of 1.58 meters, while Ezenwa and Noel Barltey finished second and third, respectively. Danielle Crowley also won the long jump with a distance of 5.29 meters and placed second in the triple jump after leaping 10.72 meters. Kalee Hammerton was the runner-up in the pole vault as well, while Langley finished third in the javelin with a distance of 27.40 meters and Murphy Smith matched that finish in the discus.

In distance events, Jessica McClelland cruised to the title in the 800 after completing the course in 2:24.22. Erin Rolaf also finished second in the 5000-meters, just edging out teammate Julie Machamer, who placed third.

Christopher Newport will return to action on April 5 when the Captains begin the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg.

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