KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2022) – ETSU’s Evan Guzman (Franklin, Tenn.) may not have been the fastest Buccaneer in the 1500m on Friday night, but he still captured a gold medal in the event at the Tennessee Relays from the Tom Black Track inside LaPorte Stadium.
On a night when the meet featured the college division events as well as the “Power Hour” invitational portion, Guzman won the college division of the men’s 1500m with a time of 3:51.74. The win marked Guzman’s second career individual gold medal performance in track and field and first in the 1500m.
In the “Power Hour” section, Adam Bradtmueller (Sarasota, Fla.) and Matt Scarr (Wamberal, NSW, Australia) represented the Blue and Gold in the fast group of the event. Bradtmueller, who won SoCon Athlete of the Month earlier on Friday, turned in a personal best as he finished fifth with a time of 3:47.42, while Scarr was right behind in sixth (3:48.16).
On the women’s side, Genevieve Schwarz (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) ran in the “Power Hour” in the 1500m and just missed a PR with a time of 4:26.62.
In the men’s 800m, Miguel Parrilla (Knoxville, Tenn.) earned a podium finish in the collegiate section of the event. Parrilla placed second behind Youngstown State’s Sean Peterson with a time of 1:51.38. Peterson posted a time of 1:51.06.
Myles Stoots (Mobile, Ala.) also enjoyed a podium spot in the men’s steeplechase where he placed second with a time of 9:06.98. On the women’s side, Shila Kapaya (Knoxville, Tenn.) set a personal best with a time of 11:25.73.
In women’s sprints, both Ja’Ciya Guthrie (Gastonia, N.C.) and Nicole Johnson (Chattanooga, Tenn.) ran into a headwind and set personal bests. Guthrie edged Johnson as she placed 12th in 12.11 and Johnson crossed the line in 12.12.
The third and final day of the Tennessee Relays gets underway Saturday at 11 a.m. with discus, while the running events begin at 1 p.m. with the 4x1500m relay.
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