CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 17, 2017) – The ETSU Track & Field program enjoyed a successful day two at the Charlotte 49’er Classic as three athletes advanced to their event finals.
Leading after day one, junior Nathan Rivera (Knoxville, Tenn.) won the decathlon with a point total of 5,985. Rivera maintained the decathlon lead after winning the distance throw with a mark of 33.53 meters and the pole vault with a mark of 4.45 meters.
The highlight of the day was senior Katrina Seymour (New Providence, Bahamas) who qualified for the event finals in the 400m hurdles and 100m. In the 400mH, Seymour recorded the second fastest time at 1:01.11 and broke the school record. The senior posted the fastest time in the 100m with a mark of 11.87.
Sophomore Kyra Atkins (Greer, S.C.) qualified for the 100-meter hurdle final after recording the second fastest time with a time of 13.92. In the field, Atkins finished third in the long jump with a mark of 5.85 meters.
On the men’s side, senior Matt Moore (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) advanced to the 100-meter dash final after posting a time of 10.67. Moore’s time ranked as the fourth fastest time at the meet.
In the 3000m steeplechase the Bucs had three runners place in the top ten. Freshman Noah Charles (Johnson City, Tenn.) led ETSU with a fifth placed finish with a time of 9:33.28. Following Charles was junior Haydn Borghetti-Metz (Rogersville, Tenn.) in sixth place with a mark of 9:47.06. Rounding out the trio for the Bucs in seventh was junior Carl Oberfeitinger (Kingsport, Tenn.) with a time of 10:02.79.
The final day of the Charlotte 49’er Classic begins on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with the women’s 10,000m. In the field, the day will begin with the men’s shot put final.
• Senior Savannah Bowne placed 9th in the women’s pole vault with a mark of 9-1/4
• Junior Macy Carrier finished 5th in the 3000m steeplechase (11:16.80), senior Victoria Hutchens finished 9th (11:53.20).
• Benjamin Johnson finished sixth in the javelin with a mark of 57.09m … Johnson registered a ninth place finish in the hammer throw with a throw of 46.84m.
• In the 1500m, Simeon Roberts placed sixth with a time of 3:53.80 … Adam Bradtmueller placed eight in the 1500m with a time of 3:54.59.
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