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Track & Field Concludes Opening Weekend at 49er Classic

Junior Hailey Cook took home the shot put title Saturday in addition to her discus title from Friday
March 19, 2016

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Western Carolina men's and women's track & field teams took home six event victories Saturday afternoon at the Charlotte 49er Classic. The women took home four victories while the men picked up two.

Freshman Kaitlyn Lingard made her outdoor debut and won the 10,000m after crossing the line in 39:10.10. Sophomore Ashley Taylor followed in fifth with a time of 43:50.45.

Sophomore Corey Ginley and senior Dustin Triplett both finished on the podium in the men's pole vault as Ginley took home the championship and Triplett came in third. Ginley cleared 4.75m to top the field while Triplett topped 4.60m.

Junior Anisia Starege took the women's high jump title with a leap of 1.70m while freshman Ashley Parker finished 14th after clearing 1.55m.

The final individual champion was junior Hailey Cook who added to her discus title from Friday with a win in the shot put on Saturday. Cook posted a distance of 14.45m to claim the victory while freshman Simone Williams placed 15th with a toss of 11.39m.

The men won the 4x800m relay as freshman Liam Brooks, junior JC Cornett, junior Tommy Connell and freshman Harrison Conner teamed up to post a winning time of 8:10.67.

The women on the other hand won the 4x100m relay with a time of 45.92 posted by freshman Mia Little, senior Tayla Carter, freshman Bri Anna Adams and junior Tiffani Lewis.

Carter and Adams also both competed in the finals of the women's 100m. Carter took second overall with a time of 11.48 while Adams came in eighth at 11.87.

Senior Kaitlyn Shetler, sophomore Laney Browder, sophomore Katarina Ruehl and freshman Jada Blake teamed up to take second in the women's 4x800m relay after crossing the line in 10:01.45.

Freshman Dylan Andrade picked up a third place finish in his outdoor debut in the 400m hurdles. He posted a time of 54.08 in the event.

Fellow freshman Khalil Jackson took third in the men's high jump after clearing 2.05m while freshman Draven Crist claimed seventh after topping 2.00m.

Senior Jermaine Lewis, sophomore Dakota Lamont, senior Dante Ortado and sophomore Henry Kiedy teamed up to take third in the 4x100m relay with a time of 41.30.

Senior Corina Archie-McMillan, freshman Dasha Arnaut, senior Holly Gaines and Carter took fourth in the women's 4x400m relay after stopping the clock at 3:52.79 while Kiedy, Lamont, senior Jamie Bigby and freshman Justin Kenard took fourth in the men's 4x400m relay with a time of 3:19.85.

Sophomore Alyiah Riley claimed fifth in the women's 100m hurdles final on Saturday with a time of 14.40 while Gaines took sixth in the 400m hurdles after stopping the clock at 1:07.54.

Bigby led a trio of Catamounts in the top-10 of the men's 800m. Bigby took sixth with a time of 1:53.49 while freshman Caleb Albrecht came in eighth at 1:54.03. The final Catamount in the top-10 was Kenard who finished 10th with a time of 1:54.79.

Senior David Johnson took sixth in the men's triple jump with a leap of 14.37m while sophomore Kevin Hires claimed eight after stopping the tape at 14.13m.

Senior Jared Johnson and sophomore Mateius Brown claimed top-15 finishes in both the shot put and the discus while junior Scott Peretin joined the duo in the shot put. Johnson took sixth in the shot put with a toss of 15.38m while Brown finished 12th with a distance of 14.23m. Peretin tied for 13th just behind Brown after turning in a throw of 14.18m. Johnson took seventh in the discus after stopping the tape at 45.52m while Brown finished 12th at 42.85m.

The Catamounts will return to action April 1-2 at the Terrier Relays hosted by Wofford College.