AUBURN, Ala. - Three Western Carolina men's and women's track & field student-athletes earned top-10 finishes on the opening day of the 2017 Tiger Track Classic hosted by Auburn University. Junior Kevin Hires led the way with a second place finish in the men's triple jump among a highly competitive field.
Hires leapt 14.95m which ranks second in the Southern Conference this season behind freshman teammate Di'Joun Huitt.
Senior Tiffani Lewis took sixth in the women's triple jump as she touched down at 12.00m which is a new season best for the SoCon this season.
The final top-10 performer was senior Scott Peretin who took 10th in the men's hammer throw with a toss of 51.03m.
The rest of the Catamounts will be in action Saturday as all the track events get underway and the rest of the field events are contested.