GAINESVILLE, FLA. /HIGH POINT, N.C. (March 31, 2017) – Splitting up the squad for the second straight weekend, the ETSU Track & Field program recorded 11 top ten finishes at both the VertKlasse Meeting in High Point, N.C. and 2017 Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla.
Against some of the best athletes in the nation the Buccaneers registered a successful day at the 2017 Pepsi Florida Relays as sophomore Kyra Atkins (Greer, S.C.) finished seventh in the long jump with a mark of 5.82 meters.
On the track, Atkins finished 17th out of 63 runners in the 400m hurdles with a time of 13.42.
In Gainesville, Fla., senior Katrina Seymour (New Providence, Bahamas) finished sixth out of 50 runners in the 400mH with a time of 58.59. Seymour's time of 58.59 broke the ETSU school record, a record Seymour previoulsy broke in the first outdoor meet of the season at the Charlotte 49'er Classic. Also in the 400mH was junior Nicki Smith who finished 39th with a time of 1:03.72.
The men’s track and field program had an effective day on the track in High Point, N.C. at the VertKlasse Meeting. ETSU had two finish in the top ten in the 3000m steeplechase with freshman Adam Bradtmueller (Sarasota, Fla.) led the way with a personal best time of 9:50.53 to finish sixth. Right behind Bradtmueller in eighth was junior Carl Oberfeitinger (Kingsport, Tenn.) with a personal best time of 9:58.27.
Sophomre Benjamin Johnson (Nashville, Tenn.) grabbed two top five finishes at the VertKlasse Meeting as Johnson finished fifth in the men’s javelin throw with a mark of 52.50m (171’ 3”). In the men’s hammer throw, Johnson finished fourth with a mark of 45.68m (149’ 10”).Also in the field junior Patrick Taylor finished eighth in the long jump at the Floriday Relays with a mark of 7.16m.
ETSU will continue split-squad competition tomorrow as the Florida Relays begin at 11:00 a.m. in the field with the men’s discus throw. The VertKlasse Meeting at High Point University will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the men’s hammer throw.
• Junior Simeon Roberts finished fourth in the men’s 1500m with a time of 3:53.61. Roberts finished behind three Virginia Tech runners.
• Sophomore Noah Charles finished 10th in the men’s 1500m with a time of 4:01.19
• In the men’s 10,000m, the Bucs had two in the top five as sophomore Nathan Longfellow finished third with a time of 31:56.33. Finishing right behind him in fourth place was sophomore Soresa Gemechu with a mark of 32:06.03.
• Senior Matt Moore finished 39th in the 100m dash at the Florida Relays with a time of 10.65.
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