Jan. 14, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -
Western Carolina track & field teams wrapped up competition at the 2012 Dick Taylor Invitational at the University of North Carolina Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Jocelyn Keen
ran her fastest indoor time in the 800m event, placing second with a time of 2:17.17. WCU totaled seven top five finishes Saturday.
The 800m run was a solid event for the Catamounts as Keen, Lena Elliott (2:23.77, eighth) and Kaylan Lance (2:25.59, eleventh) all posted top-11 finishes. Garrett West placed eighth with a time of 1:58.09 on the men's side.
Junior Brandon Hairston competed in his first 200m dash of the season in Chapel Hill, crossing the stripe in 22.37, earning a second place finish.
Both men's and women's "A" teams finished in the top five in their respective races, as both teams ran their fastest times of the season. The women finished third with a time of 3:55.98 while the men finished fifth with a time of 3:22.02.
After placing third in the weight throw on Friday, freshman Alisha Bradshaw finished in the top-ten again in the shot put. The Salisbury, N.C.-native finished ninth with a throw of 11.59m.
The men's 400m continues to be a strong point for the Catamounts with four WCU student-athletes picking up top-ten finishes. Senior Benny Davis placed second (48.70) with Demari Boswell (51.01) and Ammar Phillips (51.75) earning sixth and tenth place finishes. In the women's event, senior Felisha Garren placed fourth with a time of 58.07.
In the triple jump, Bob McNeil finished third with a best jump of 14.48m.
The men's and women's track & field teams return to action this Thursday as the Catamounts travel to Boone for the ASU Mountaineer Open.