CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 17, 2018) -- A strong showing in the women's 200 meters, including a star turn by an ETSU alumnus, highlighted the Bucs' track and field teams' performance on the final day of the 49er Classic on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.
The Bucs placed two runners in the top ten. Kyra Atkins (Greer, S.C.), less than 24 hours after finishing runner-up on the 100 meters, was 5th out of collegiate runners in the 200 at :24.42, and Kiana Davis (Ooltewah, Tenn.) was 7th at :24.54. At the front was former ETSU standout Katrina Seymour, now with the Bahamas’ national team, who took the victory at :24.05.
The Bucs were 5th out of 42 teams in a competitive 4 x 100 relay, just .46 seconds off the lead in a race in which the top ten squads were within .95 seconds of each other.
Alyssa Whipkey (Pennsville, N.J.) was the top Buc in individual events, finishing 5th out of 46 in the javelin with a throw of 138’0”.
The Bucs’ next meet of the 2018 outdoor season is the Weems Baskins Invitational in Columbia, S.C., March 23-24.
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