April 7, 2012
AUBURN, ALA. -
Western Carolina’s track & field teams wrapped up competition in the two-day Tiger Track Classic hosted by Auburn University. The Catamounts tallied 27 top-ten finishes, highlighted by freshman Alisha Bradshaw setting a school record in the discus.
Bradshaw came to the meet having thrown a previous best 44.15m in the event. The freshman threw the record-setting mark, 152-11 (46.60m), on her first attempt of the day Saturday afternoon. The previous record was 146-5 set by Zakiyyah Stewart a season ago. Bradshaw’s throw earned her a fourth-place finish in the event.
Teammate Meghan Morton – the reigning SoCon Field Athlete of the Month - continues to be a solid, steady finisher in the javelin. Morton won her third meet of the season with a 43.07m throw. Morton’s throw was just seven feet off of the school record. Summer Hughes earned a third place finish with her throw of 40.08m.
Continuing with the women’s team, Jocelyn Keen added to her impressive 2012 outdoor resume with another top-three finish, finishing the 800m run with a new personal record. Keen placed third with her new best time of 2:08.82. Keen has placed in the top-three in all four meets this season, including three wins. Lena Elliott also notched a top-ten finish, placing ninth (2:13.54).
The men’s 4x400-meter relay team – consisting of Aaron Tribble, Brandon Hairston, Aaron Harris and Benny Davis – ran its fastest time of the 2012 season racing across the stripe in 3:11.33, finishing fourth.
Western Carolina travels to Boone next Friday for its final tune-up before the SoCon Outdoor Championships for the Appalachian Open Meet. The meet is set to begin at 11 a.m.