March 16, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - Western Carolina Track and Field will travel back to Cullowhee after participating in the Georgia Relays at the University of Georgia this weekend.
Abraham Faison and Sam Lusty had solid performances during the men's 110 and 400 meter hurdles. Faison picked up the Catamounts' lone win as he finished first in the 110 meter hurdles (14.62), while Lusty took a close second (14.82). Lusty also took third in the 400 meter hurdles (54.73), while Faison came in fifth (56.46).
WCU's relay teams shined on the final day of competition, as both men's and women's 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay teams placed in the top ten.
In the 4x100 meter relay, the WCU "A" team, which consisted of Janise Robinson, Tayla Carter, Brittany Diggs and Shiniqua Pryor, placed fourth with a time of 46.46. The WCU "C" team placed sixth (48.45), the WCU "D" team placed seventh (48.49), and the WCU "B" team took eighth with a time of 49.08.
Women's WCU "A" team - Genevieve Emrick, Lena Elliott, Jocelyn Keen and Taylar Carter - also finished third in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:52.13, while WCU "B" (3:57.02) and "C" (4:06.42) took fifth and sixth.
For the men, WCU "A" - Aaron Tribble, Aaron Harris, Earl Rahming and Brandon Hairston - finished second with a time of 3:12.59. WCU `"B" finished fourth (3:23.59), WCU "C" finished seventh (3:32.53), WCU "D" finished eighth (3:32.85), and WCU "E" finished tenth (3:38.25).
Junior Jonathan Newton continued his throwing success today in the discus throw by placing eighth with a distance of 39.67m.
The Catamount's next meet will be back in Cullowhee on March 22-23 for the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic.