Saturday, May 17, 2014
Two conference records highlight a number of notable performances by ETSU
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 17, 2014) – The ETSU track & field program built on a successful day one on Friday with equally impressive performances on Saturday to close out action at the 2014 Atlantic Sun Outdoor Track & Field Championships as the men posted a second-place score of 178.5, while the women recorded 136 points for a third-place finish at Hodges Stadium on the University of North Florida campus.
"I am very pleased with our performances today as we had several big wins, top-three medal performances and numerous personal bests, said ETSU Director of Track & Field George Watts. "It's difficult to pick out any one person or performance with so many great individual efforts."
On the men’s side, the Bucs followed Friday’s three victories with three more on Saturday. Simeon Roberts (Greeneville,Tenn.) continued ETSU’s dominance in the 1500 meter run with a conference and personal-record time of 3:49.60 to take first, with Matt Warriner (Maryville, Tenn.) following in third place with a personal-best 3:51.69 time. The success continued in distance events with the Bucs sweeping the podium in the 800 meter run with Thomas Miller (Lithonia, Ga.) taking the top spot with a time of 1:52.95, while Roberts trailed in second with a 1:54.09 time and Filip Jalovy (Modrice, Czech Republic) rounded out the top three with a matching time. Like he did a day prior, Nathan Rivera (Knoxville, Tenn.) started Saturday on a strong note for the Blue & Gold; maintaining his lead in the men’s decathlon with runner-up finishes in four of Saturday’s five events to bring his first-place point total to 6432 – sixth most in conference history – and approximately 500 points ahead of the second-place competitor.
Isom – men’s discus – 47.80m – 2nd place
Lovell – men’s discus – 44.83m – 3rd place
Edgecombe – women’s 100mH – 13.78 – 2nd place
M. Williams – men’s 400mH – 52.32 – 2nd place
Qualifying ETSU student-athletes will return to action in the NCAA East Regional Championships, May 29 – 31, at Hodges Stadium on North Florida’s campus.
"We have several kids that are in the running for berths in the first round of the NCAAs scheduled in two weeks," said Watts. "It will be a great way to culminate another strong year."
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