JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2016) – The ETSU men’s and women’s track & field programs finished their opening meet of the 2016 season strongly Saturday at the David E. Walker Kickoff Classic inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center on David E. Walker Track at Gentry Field. A pair of Bucs picked up wins in their respective events to highlight the day for ETSU.
The first victory for ETSU on the day came in the one mile run, which was won by Haydn Borghetti-Metz (Rogersville, Tenn.) with a time of 4:31.51. ETSU also had the runner-up in the event as Carl Oberfeitinger (Kingsport, Tenn.) who tallied a time of 4:32.92.
Like the one mile run, ETSU had the top two runners in the Men’s 3000 meter run. Sophomore Simeon Roberts (Greeneville, Tenn.) paced all runners in the event with a time of 8:30.56, while senior Angus Baldwin (Tumbi Umbi, Austrailia) came in second at 8:38.51.
Meanwhile on the women’s side, the Bucs posted five top 10 finishes on the day with the best coming in the 4x400 relay event. The team of Vicki Franse (Clinton, Tenn.), Kiana Davis (Ooltewah, Tenn.), Nyambi Shoates (Atlanta, Ga.) and Carolyn Hinch (Knoxville, Tenn.) posted a time of 4:04.73 to nab sixth place in the event.
In total, the Buccaneers won two events and posted 22 top 10 finishes in 38 events in their first competition of the 2016 indoor season.
The Bucs will return to action Jan. 15-16 when they host the ETSU Track and Field Invitational inside the mini dome. The events are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.
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