Bucs complete first day of Music City Challenge
Bucs complete first day of Music City Challenge
Friday, February 8, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2019) – A handful of ETSU track and field athletes competed in the early portion of the Music City Challenge in Nashville on Friday — opening the two-day meet at Vanderbilt.

Day One of the meet involved the men’s and women’s weight throw, high jump and long jump and the men’s pole vault on the field side, along with the men’s and women’s 200 meter dash, 4000m DMR and the 5K track-wise.

The majority of ETSU’s athletes are slated to compete on Saturday with the second half of field events and a wider variety of track events scheduled.

Track Highlights from Day One

  • Senior Lamisha Simmons (Hollywood, Fla.) led ETSU in the women’s 200 meter dash on Day One, clocking in at 25.05 and edging Ole Miss sprinter T’aja Cameron to win her heat by 0.01 seconds.
  • Competing with some of the nation’s top performers, senior Mia Depillo (Fort Wayne, Ind.) ran in the women’s 5000m and finished with a time of 18:30.98 to shatter her personal record by nearly 45 seconds.

Field Highlights from Day One

  • Throwing in his hometown, redshirt senior Ben Johnson (Nashville, Tenn.) turned in his best weight throw in the last three meets, marking out at 20.60m for a fifth place finish — third among attached collegiate athletes.
  • Senior Nyambi Shoates (Atlanta, Ga.) represented the Bucs in the women’s long jump, setting a new personal record at 5.57m on her final try after two fouls.
  • Freshman Noah Shelton (Gray, Tenn.) performed in the high jump and cleared the bar at 1.92m on his second attempt — right near his personal best jump of 1.93m.

Up Next

Day Two of the meet begins Saturday at noon with sophomore Jaden Finch (Glen Aubrey, N.Y.) scheduled to throw for ETSU in the women’s shot put. Simmons and sophomore Kendra Whitehurst (Atlanta, Ga.) are set to follow in the women’s 60 meter hurdles at 2 p.m.

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