WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan. 30, 2015) – Five ETSU sprinters and hurdlers placed among the top-32 in their respective events in preliminary action on Friday at the Hilton Garden Innvitational inside the JDL Fast Track Indoor Track & Field Facility.
Senior hurdler Dede Edgecombe (Spartanburg, S.C.) continues to stand out in the women’s 60-meter hurdles with a sixth-place time of 8.49 in prelim action. If she advances past tomorrow's semifinal races, the competition final featuring eight competitors is set for 3:25 p.m. The senior was the top finisher among American collegiate participants in the event.
Also on the women’ side, junior sprinter Keturah Williams (Alpharetta, Ga.) rounded out the top-10 in the 60-meter dash prelims. The junior raced to a time of 7.74 which was the same time as two other sprinters from different heats. Williams moves on to semifinal competition in the event tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.
For the ETSU men, a pair of hurdlers placed among the top 32 in the men’s 60mh prelims. Sophomore Mike Williams (Mt. Laurel, N.J.) notched a 20th-place finish with a time of 8.52, while fellow sophomore Nathan Rivera (Knoxville, Tenn.) just snuck into the top 32 in 31st with an 8.74 time.
In the men’s 60-meter dash prelims, sophomore sprinter Matt Moore (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) raced to a time of 7.02 to finish 28th overall.
Moreover, underclassmen distance runners Victoria Hutchens (Stuart, Va.) and Macy Carrier (Bluff City, Tenn.) finished among the top 10 in the women’s 5,000-meter run in fifth (18:04.49) and ninth (18:13.18), respectively, while junior thrower Tyesha Jones (Nashville, Tenn.) placed ninth in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 15.30 meters.
Activities will pick back up on Saturday at 9 a.m. with a variety of field events in addition to running events beginning with the 60-meter hurdle semifinals at 9:30. The meet will conclude at 4:45 pm on with the 4x400-meter relay.
Both days of the meet will be webcasted live at RunnerSpace.com with a subscription. Live Results will be available at TandFLive.com. Results and recaps of ETSU’s performances can be found at the end of each day by logging onto ETSUBucs.com.
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