ETSU records four event wins on final day of 49’er Classic
Kyra Atkins (left) and Matt Moore (right) each claimed event victories at the Charlotte 49’er Classic
ETSU records four event wins on final day of 49’er Classic
Saturday, March 18, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  (March 18, 2017) – It was an enjoyable final day of the Charlotte 49’er Classic for the ETSU Track and Field program as the Buccaneers claimed four event victories at the Irwin Belk Track & Field Center on Saturday.

Sophomore Kyra Atkins (Greer, S.C.) took home her first 100 meter hurdle title of the outdoor season on Saturday as Atkins finished with a time of 13.49. Atkins finished .13 ahead of the second place finisher.

Shortly after claiming the Bucs first event victory of the day senior Matt Moore (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) placed first in the 100m with a time of 10.71. It is Moore’s first 100m title of the outdoor season.

The men’s 4x800m relay team earned a first place finish after running a time of 7:53.05 to beat out competitors such as Coastal Carolina, Concord and Pfeiffer.

In the field, senior Brett Squibbs (Rock Hill, S.C.) won the men’s pole vault with a mark of 5.10m (16’ 8” ¾). Right behind Squibbs in third place was freshman Sage Murphy (Charlotte, N.C.) with a mark of 4.65m (15’ 3”).  

ETSU placed four in the top ten and three in the top five in the men’s 3000m as freshman Ben O’Connor (Statesville, N.C.) led the way with a second place finish and a time of 8:49.80. Following O’Connor in third place was junior Carl Oberfeitinger (Kingsport, Tenn.) with a time of 8:50.80. Freshman Soresa Gemechu (Johnson City, Tenn.) finished fifth with a time of 8:51.45 while sophomore Nick Horne (Blountville, Tenn.) placed ninth with a mark of 9:00.20.

The track and field program will compete next weekend at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C., March 24-25.

• The women’s 4x100m relay team finished third with a time of 46.62
• Women’s 4x800m relay team finished second with a time of 9:33.30
• Freshman Harper Sigler (Bogart, Ga.) placed fourth in the 800m with a time of 1:53.18.

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