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LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Western Carolina indoor track & field teams set one school record and tied another Saturday at the Darius Dixon Invitational hosted by Liberty.

“We had some good results but also looked a little flat,” head coach Jesse Norman said. “We’ll back off training a touch this upcoming week to get ready for the Southern Conference championships coming up.”

Christina Nikolaou set a new school record in the women’s 1,000-meter run with a time of 3:02.73. Nickolaou finished in third place in the event. The previous school record was 3:12.25 set by Christina Smith at the Clemson Invitational in 2000. Nikolaou also finished in third place in the women’s mile.

Di'Joun Huitt tied the school record in the triple jump with a distance of 15.41 meters. Tyler Hanks finished in third place at 14.08 meters.

Trini Feggett won the men’s long jump with a personal best leap of 7.42 meters (24’3.7”). Benjamin Okafor finished in third place with a mark of 6.81 meters (22’4.2”).

Dakota Oxendine won the men’s high jump for the second straight week as he cleared a height of 2.04 meters (6’08.2”).

Caleb Albrecht was the runner-up in the men’s 500-meter dash at 1:07.71.

The men’s 4x400-meter relay team of Dylan Andrade, Miles Greer, Devaniel Dale and Albrecht finished in second place with a time of 3:19.80.

Charles Cooley finished in second place in the men’s pole vault as he cleared a height of 4.50 meters (14’9”).

Mike Jones finished in third place in the men’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.35.

Justin Tucker finished third in the men’s 1,000-meter run, finishing the race with a time of 2:34.38.

The women’s 4x400-meter relay combination of Peyton Wood, Kate Mattison, Charnessa Reid and Keysia Grant finished in third place as the quartet finished with a time of 3:53.69.

Jordan Bostian finished fifth in the men’s 3,000-meter rush at 8:30.95.

Deangelo Jacobs finished in fifth place in the men’s 60-meter dash in 6.99.

Makaila McIntyre finished fifth in the women’s long jump with a leap of 5.39 meters (17’8.2”).

Lesleigh Tabor’s throw of 13.05 meters (42’9.7”) earned her a fifth-place finish in the women’s shot put.

Jaelyn Warren scored a fifth-place result in the women’s high jump as she cleared 1.60 meters (5’3”).

Western Carolina is off next weekend before competing in the Southern Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 23 and 24.

 

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