Jan. 19, 2013
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Freshman Tayla Carter picked up her second win in three meets as the Catamounts wrapped up the Niswonger Invitational at East Tennessee State. The Catamounts earned two wins and 15 top five finishes on the last day of the event.
Carter, a Marietta, Ga., native, won the 60-meter dash in 7.54. In her five individual sprint events, Carter has tallied three wins and an additional two top four finishes, never finishing lower than fourth. Teammate Raven Parrish placed fourth with her time of 7.69. In the men's final, Brandon Hairston (6.96) and Jerry Wickerson (6.98) finished consecutively in sixth and seventh.
WCU ended the meet with another win, finishing three seconds ahead of second place Kennesaw State in the men's 4x400-meter relay. Aaron Tribble, Demari Boswell, Aaron Harris and Earl Rahming ran the Catamounts' fastest time of the season, 3:17.95.
Tyler Bentley matched his indoor personal best in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.44 to earn second place while teammate Justin D'Angelo crossed the line in 8.70 (sixth). Marquis Bailey also ran in the finals, placing eleventh with his 9.01 time.
In the field, Bob McNeil earned second place in the triple jump (14.92m) while also earning third in the long jump (7.03m). Freshman Christian Carswell placed fifth in the high jump clearing 1.93m (6-4). Carswell has finished in the top three in all three indoor meets in his freshman campaign, while picking up the personal best today.
After running the fastest 400-meter prelims time, sophomore Genevieve Emrick fell just short of Georgia State's Jacqueline Obi finishing second with his time of 57.61. In the men's 400-meter dash, freshman Earl Rahming was the second fastest collegiate finisher (49.48) while Aaron Tribble tallied a top five finish - placing fifth - in 49.90.
In a close men's mile race where the top 10 was separated by just seven seconds, Michael Cornwell ran a 4:28.39 (fifth) with Lipscomb's Tim Muler winning the mile, finishing in 4:24.81.
The men's Distance Medley Relay team followed up their win from a week ago tallying another top five finish - placing fourth - with their time of 10:35.65.
Continuing with another distance event, the 3000-meter run, sophomore Travis Alfaro knocked six seconds off his previous best time to finish fifth (8:47.64).
The Catamounts make their longest road trip of the indoor season next week as WCU travels to the University of Kentucky in Lexington for the Rod McCravy Invitational. The meet spans Friday and Saturday. Complete results from the meet can be found at CatamountSports.com.