Feb. 9, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. -
Western Carolina's track & field teams followed a successful first day of the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, S.C., with another strong showing on the final day of the meet on Saturday.
In the women's 60-meter dash, senior Raven Parrish won her heat with a time of 7.70, qualifying for the event final later in the afternoon. Parrish placed fourth in the final, running a 7.64. Her time was an all-time best for the senior in the event.
Xaviera Bass ran the fastest time in the 60-meter hurdles prelims (8.93) to qualify for the hurdles finals. Teammate Brittany Diggs also qualified for the final (9.24). Both placed in the top-four, running consecutively in third and fourth with Bass leading the way with a 9.00 in the final while Diggs ran a 9.05.
The Catamounts picked up another top-three finish as sophomore Genevieve Emrick ran a 57.14 in the 400-meter dash to finish third. Teammate and freshman Corina Archie-McMillan finished just outside of the top-10 (58.47) in eleventh. On the men's side, Aaron Tribble ran his fastest 400m of the season crossing the line in 48.57, placing fourth.
The men's 800-meter run was very competitive as first through seventh place was decided by just two seconds. Freshman Jamie Bigby earned his best finish of the season - along with his fastest 800m time - placing second (1:56.48).
Aleshia Reese placed third in the women's 3000-meter run, running a 10:20.28.
Both of Western Carolina's 4x400-meter relay teams earned second place finishes Saturday. Genevieve Emrick, Corina Archie-McMillan, Jocelyn Keen and Tayla Carter ran 3:52.19 finishing behind Charlotte while the men's team of Aaron Tribble, Brandon Hairston, Aaron Harris and Earl Rahming placed second behind Clemson with their time of 3:16.50.
In the field, freshman Achsah Brice jumped 11.90m in the triple jump - her best of the season - to finish fifth.
Western Carolina returns to the track on Friday for the ASU Pre-Conference Meet in the last competition before the Southern Conference Indoor Championships.