JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - A pair of Western Carolina women's track & field team members claimed individual titles on the final day of the ETSU Invitational. Seniors Hailey Cook and Chenell Bryan led the way for WCU as Cook won the women's shot put and Bryan took home the long jump title. Overall 14 individuals finished in the top-10 for WCU and three relay teams.
Cook won the shot put with a mark of 14.41m while sophomore Simone Williams came in 10th with a distance of 11.81m.
Bryan was joined on the podium in the long jump by fellow senior Tiffani Lewis. Bryan finished atop the standings with a distance of 5.67m while Lewis took second with a mark of 5.65m. Lewis also picked up a top-10 finish in the women's 60m as she placed sixth in the finals with a time of 7.72.
The men's 4x400m relay team came in second as they completed the course in 3:18.27. The women placed two relay teams in the top 10 as the "A" squad finished fourth with a time of 3:58.46 while the "B" team came in ninth after stopping the clock in 4:10.22.
A trio of Catamounts finished in the top-10 of the men's shot put led by senior Scott Peretin who came in third with a mark of 15.67m. Senior Evan Albertson finished three spots back in sixth with a distance of 14.43m while junior Mateius Brown placed ninth after tossing the element 14.03m.
The final top-three finish came from sophomore Kaitlyn Lingard in the women's one mile. She completed the distance in 5:19.06. Freshman Tyler Robakiewicz took eighth on the men's side in the one mile with a time of 4:33.58 while sophomore Daniel Kachenchai came in 10th after stopping the clock at 4:35.28.
The final top-10 finish came from junior Meghan Breden who tied for ninth in the women's pole vault after clearing 3.35m.
The Catamounts will now begin preparations for the Thundering Herd Invitational in Huntington, W.Va., Jan. 27-28.