Trio of Bucs Pace T&F in the VMI Team Challenge
Photo: Randall Wolf
Trio of Bucs Pace T&F in the VMI Team Challenge
Saturday, January 23, 2021

LEXINGTON, Va. (Jan. 23, 2021) – The ETSU Track and Field team finished their season-opening meet on Saturday, three Bucs securing top marks inside the Corps Physical Training Facility in Lexington.

Lindsey Stallworth continues a strong season in which the junior already became the second Buccaneer to win the SoCon Cross Country Championship behind assistant coach Catherine Layne, comfortably earning a first-place finish in the mile run. Sophomore Miguel Parrilla and senior Matthew Scarr join Stallworth, topping their groups in the 800m and 3000m runs.


Track Highlights

  • Lindsey Stallworth followed her November performance with an eight-second advantage in the mile run in her season debut, finishing with a first-place time of 4:57.11. Genevieve Schwarz narrowly missed out on finishing behind her teammate, coming in third by two-tenths of a second with a time of 5:05.68.
  • After cruising in the prelims to a place in the finals, Nicole Johnson marginally missed out on a first-place finish in the 60m dash, finishing .02s behind Towson’s Crystal Johnson with a 7.62s time.
  • Lindsay Cooper secured a place into the 60m hurdle finals, grabbing a third-place finish with a time of 8.75s.
  • Freshman Evan Guzman opened his collegiate career with a third-place finish in the mile run, finishing just ahead of teammate Gavin Cooper. The two finished with times of 4:21.41 and 4:21.45 for a third-fourth placement.
  • Three Bucs finished in the first five places of the women’s 800m run. Jessica Lord led the trio of Bucs with a second-place, 2:21.28 time. Julia Karsten and Hannah Burkhart rounded out the group with fourth (2:24.64) and fifth-place (2:28.68) finishes respectively.
  • Miguel Parrilla and Phelani Maduwa took a gold-silver finish in the men’s 800m run, Guzman finishing in fifth for the Bucs. Parrilla’s time of 1:56.39 narrowly edged Maduwa’s by .05s, the junior crossing the line at 1:56.44. Guzman finished just over two seconds after his Blue and Gold teammates, marking a time of 1:58.46.
  • Cooper’s time of 25.59s in the women’s 200m dash proved good for a third-place finish for her second time of the day.
  • Makayla Shaw led four Buccaneers to the top eight marks of the 3000m run, ending with a 10:14.20, second-place time. Kiera Snyder (10:33.16), Lindsay Holliday (10:53.80) and Rebekah Howard (11:08.48) crossed the line at fifth, sixth and eighth place.
  • The Bucs grabbed three of the top eight spots in the men’s 3000m run, proving the most successful event for both sides. Matthew Scarr led the pack with an 8:15.56, first place finish. Myles Stoots marked the second Buc to cross the finish, placing third with an 8:27.20 mark. Seth Bowden’s time of 8:52.63 secured a fifth place run for the junior.
  • In the final event on the track of the evening, the men’s 4x400 team of Maduwa, Parrilla, Guzman and Kameron Walsh narrowly missed out on top marks of the relay, edged by SoCon counterparts Wofford. The relay team finished with a time of 3:25.62, just under a second behind the Terriers’ squad.


Field Highlights

  • Kendra Whitehurst and Paige Peterson finished fifth-sixth in the triple jump, leaping for marks of 11.32m (37’1.75”) of 11.22m (36’9.75”).
  • Mekayla Brown and Kendra Whitehurst secured 5th and 6th in the long jump with marks of 5.59m (18’4.25”) and 5.47m (17’11.5”).
  • The Bucs were highlighted on the men’s field side with a third-place finish from Malachi Thomas, leaping 1.90m (6’2.75”) in the high jump.

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