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COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 3, 2023) – ETSU’s Rebekah Howard (Ashland, Ky.) continued her winning ways on Friday at the South Carolina Invitational.
Having two gold medals to her name this indoor season, Howard added another one to her resume today. The Ashland, Ky. native put together a stellar performance in the 3000m – shattering her personal best – as she finished with a top time of 10:03.50 inside the Carolina Indoor Track & Field Complex.
Howard, running in the event for just the second time of her collegiate career, took over a minute off her personal best, which was set two years ago in her first indoor meet at the VMI Challenge. The Buccaneer distance runner finished that race with a time of 11:08.48.
Howard won Friday’s race by five seconds over The Citadel’s Heidi Fortin, while also defeating two runners from Georgia Tech and Western Carolina’s Caroline Hilliard.
To go with Howard’s gold, the Bucs also had two more podium finishes on Friday.
Genevieve Schwarz (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) finished second in the mile with a time of 4:47.52, while Brayden Hamblen (Rock Falls, Ill.) also won a silver in the 3000m with a personal best time of 8:08.61.
To go with the podium finishes for the Blue and Gold, ETSU also had a plethora of personal bests on day one of the South Carolina Invitational. Below are those personal bests:
Ansley Archuleta (Fort Mill, S.C.) – Mile
Aaryanna Billingsley – Weight Throw
McKenna Boykin (Powder Springs, Ga.) – 400m
Morri Howell (Franklin, Tenn.) – Weight Throw
Ant’wonike Jennings (Chattanooga, Tenn.) – 60m
Camryn Johnson (Knoxville, Tenn.) – Mile
Julia Karsten (Old Hickory, Tenn.) – Mile
Chanelle Kruger (Johannesburg, South Africa) – Mile
Izelle Kruger (Johannesburg, South Africa) – Mile
Jessica Lord (Morristown, Tenn.) – Mile
Anna Moore (Knoxville, Tenn.) – Shot Put
Grace Singleton (Bluff City, Tenn.) – Mile
Kiera Snyder (Clyde, Mich.) – Mile
Karli Townsell (Statesville, N.C.) – 3000m
David Birkhofer (Catawba, N.C.) – 400m
Xian Campbell (Chattanooga, Tenn.) – Mile; 3000m
D’Shawn Fletcher (Locust Grove, Ga.) – 60m
Ethan Fulford (Knoxville, Tenn.) – Long Jump
Brayden Hamblen (Rock Falls, Ill.) – 3000m
Nate Hillis (Knoxville, Tenn.) – Mile; 3000m
Ben Kenner (Maryville, Tenn.) – Mile
Josh Krafsur (Fort Collins, Colo.) – Mile
Phelani Maduwa (Parys, Free State, South Africa) – Mile
Treven McGhee (Crossville, Tenn.) – 400m
Nolan Pedota (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) – Mile
Logan Wagner (Greeneville, Tenn.) – Weight Throw
Jack Watson (Danbury, Conn.) – Mile; 3000m
The meet concludes on Saturday with men’s pole vault and men’s/women’s high jump getting the field events started at 10 a.m., while the women’s 5000m is the first track event at 10:50 a.m. Live results are available via Adkins Trak Timing.
For more information on Buccaneer men’s and women’s track and field, visit ETSUBucs.com.