Track & field readies for Samford Invitational
(L to R) Matt Joyner, James Miller, Haydn Borghetti-Metz
Track & field readies for Samford Invitational
Thursday, February 12, 2015

ETSU back in action for the fifth-straight week

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 12, 2015) – After hosting its second meet in a month’s time last weekend, the ETSU track & field program will be back in action for the fifth week in a row when it competes at the Samford Invitational, Friday – Saturday, at the Birmingham Crossplex.  

Action will begin on Friday morning with invite events at 9 a.m. including the women’s weight throw. Field events will continue throughout the morning with the men’s pole vault as well as long jump competition before running events begin with men’s and women’s 60-meter trials at 11 a.m. Invite field events will last until around 3 p.m. while invite running competition will be in action until approximately 6 p.m. with the 4x4 relays. Open field and running events will also take place between 7 and 8 p.m.

Competition will pick back up on Saturday with strictly open events including the long jump and 60-meter hurdle prelims kicking things off at 9 a.m. Field events will continue into the afternoon, ending with the women’s weight throw at 3 p.m. Meanwhile, running action will last from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., wrapping up with the 4x4 relays.

Live Results for the meet will be available at Results and recaps of ETSU’s performances can be found following competition both days by logging onto

The Bucs will look to continue the momentum from last weekend when they totaled three event wins and eight total top-three finishes as hosts of the 2015 Buccaneer Invitational inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center on David E. Walker Track at Gentry Field.

ETSU’s event wins included a pair on Friday when both the men and women took the distance medley relay crown. The team of Lisa Pallotta (Leesburg, Va.), Nicki Smith (Urbandale, Iowa), Carolyn Hinch (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Katie Hirko (Oley, Pa.) turned in an impressive showing with a first-place time of 12:15.05 in of field of competition featuring 17 total teams. For the men, the quartet of Matt Joyner (Jackson, Tenn.), Jonathan Foote (Bristol, Tenn.), Thomas Miller (Lithonia, Ga.) and Haydn Borghetti-Metz (Rogersville, Tenn.), too, raced to first-place with a finish of 10:18.00 out of 13 squads.

On Saturday, sophomore Matt Warriner (Maryville, Tenn.) raced to a first-place time in the ETSU-heavy men’s mile run with a personal-best 4:13.73. The race featured 27 total runners including five Buccaneers.   

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