CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The Western Carolina men’s and women’s track & field teams combined for 16 event wins along with a new meet record and 21 personal records to cap the second day of action at the Catamount Classic on Saturday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
Dakota Wright was the winner in the men’s shot put with a personal record and new meet record throw of 16.56 meters (54’4”). The previous meet record was 16.54 meters (54’3.25”) set by Aaron Crabtree in 2012. Mac Bennett finished in fourth place with a throw of 13.96 meters (45’9.75”). Ryan Eldridge was sixth with a top throw of 13.49 meters (44’3.25”).
The women’s 4x100-meter relay team of Mia Little, Ronje Williams, Kellsie Whitehead, and Keysia Grant crossed the finish line first with a time of 47.34. WCU also took second place in the event as Makaila McIntyre, Dominque Delisser, Brittany Crisp, and Lauren Prusacki finished with a time of 47.76.
The men’s 4x400-meter relay team of Devaniel Dale, Shon Pratcher, Miles Greer, and Caleb Albrecht won the final event of the meet in 3:15.22. The quartet of Tyler Manigault, Dylan Andrade, Mike Jones, and Terry Young finished in third place with a time of 3:26.40
Albrecht won the men’s 800-meter run in 1:54.11, closely followed by Miles Greer in second at 1:54.54. Jordan Bostian was fourth with a personal record time of 1:57.34 with Robakiewicz in sixth at 1:58.08.
Bostian led a 1-2 WCU finish in the men’s 1,500-meter run with a winning time of 4:02.07. Robakiewicz was the runner-up in a personal record 4:05.41.
Delisser was the winner in the women’s 400-meter dash with a personal record time of 56.24. Marissa Blakely was the runner-up with a new personal record time of 58.31.
In the 200-meter dash, Delisser was the winner with a new personal record time of 24.89. Williams was fourth with a time of 25.31 followed by Little in fifth at 25.48, Marissa Blakely in seventh with a personal record 25.95 and Whitehead in eighth at 26.05.
Feggett was the winner in the men’s 100-meter dash with a time of 10.82. He was also the winner in the men’s 200-meter dash with a time of 21.30, edging Devaniel Dale in second place. Dale posted a time of 21.32, which is a new personal record. Other Catamount top-10s in the 200-meter dash include Cory Alston in fourth with a personal record time of 22.06, Manigault in fifth at 22.10 and Josh Little in ninth at 22.77.
Di’Joun Huitt won the men’s triple jump with a leap of 15.09 meters (49’6.25”). Tyler Hanks was the runner-up with a mark of 14.33 meters (47’0.25”). Pratcher finished in fourth place with a personal record leap of 13.97 meters followed by Benjamin Okafor in sixth with a mark of 13.85 meters (45’5.25”), Nicholas Lyons in seventh at 13.80 meters (45’3.5”) and Brandon Harvey in eighth with a leap of 13.39 meters (43’11.25”).
Mia Little led a 1-2-3 finish of Catamount seniors in the women’s 100-meter dash with a winning time of 12.26. Grant was the runner-up with a time of 12.32 followed by BriAnna Adams in third with a time of 12.45.
McIntyre won the women’s triple jump with a personal record leap of 12.16 meters (39’10.75”). Jada Woods finished fourth with a personal record leap of 11.49 meters (37’8.5”).
Christina Nikolaou won the women’s 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.55. Whitehead finished fourth thanks to her time of 2:20.03.
Charnessa Reid won the women’s 100-meter hurdles in a personal record 14.75.
Victoria Solheim won the women’s discus with a personal record throw of 43.63 meters (143’1”). Rachel Rouse finished fifth with a throw of 39.82 meters (130’7”). Amy Yarborough was eighth with a top throw of 37.39 meters (122’8”).
Lesleigh Tabor won the women’s shot put with a throw of 13.90 meters (45’7.25”). Yarborough finished in third place with a personal record throw of 12.92 meters (42’4.25”) followed by Solheim in fourth thanks to her throw of 12.67 meters (41’7”).
Jaelyn Warren was the winner in the women’s high jump as she cleared a height of 1.70 meters (5’7”). Williams scored a third-place finish as she cleared 1.65 meters (5’5”). Marisa Scott finished fourth after she cleared a height of 1.65 meters (5’5”).
Hanks was the runner-up in the men’s high jump after he cleared a personal record height of 2.0 meters (6’6.75”). Dakota Oxendine also cleared 2.0 meters (6’6.75”) to finish in third place. Khadevis Snead finished fifth after he cleared 1.90 meters (6’2.75”).
Mike Jones finished second in the men’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.09. Andrade finished third with a time of 57.07.
Lindsey Trotter finished in second place in the women’s 1,500-meter run, crossing the finish line 4:59.72. Siena Gates finished fourth with a personal record time of 5:02.85. Jamie Blaylock finished sixth in a personal record 5:03.13.
In the men’s discus, Wright was the runner-up with a throw of 46.30 meters (151’11”). Mac Bennett finished fourth with a throw of 43.10 meters (151’11’). Adam Hart scored a fifth-place result thanks to his throw of 40.39 meters (132’6”).
Charles Cooley finished in third place in the men’s pole vault as he cleared a height of 4.40 meters (14’5.25”). Jonathan Lehe finished in sixth after he cleared a personal record height of 4.25 meters (13’11.25”).
Peyton Wood finished sixth in the women’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:08.85.
WCU honored 14 senior student-athletes prior to the meet. The student-athletes were BriAnna Adams, Caleb Albrecht, Dylan Andrade, Jordan Bostian, Tiffany Dunham, Keysia Grant, Miles Greer, Kaitlyn Lingard, Nick Lawson, Josh Little, Mia Little, Christina Nikolaou, Marisa Scott, Simone Williams, and Dakota Wright.
The Catamounts are off next weekend before the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships hosted by Samford in Birmingham, Ala. on April 27 and 28.