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Men's and Women's Track and Field Third After Day one of SoCon Championships

April 20, 2013

STATESBORO, Ga. – Western Carolina men’s and women’s track and field both sit in third place after day one of the 2013 Southern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Eagle Track & Field Complex at Erk Russell Athletic Park.

Day One Full Results

Appalachian State leads on the women’s side with 71.5 points and Samford leads on the men’s side with 72 points. Appalachian’s State’s men are second with 55.5 points and the Catamount men are third with 40 points. Elon is just ahead of Western Carolina’s women, at second place, with 54 points with the Catamounts in third with 34.5.

In the 10,000m run, Western Carolina earned a pair of second place finishes in the men’s and women’s events. Travis Alfaro clocked in a time of 31:24.87 to get second place and pick up eight points for the Catamounts. Mara Smith’s time of 35:53.64 was also good for a second place finish and eight points for the women.

The Catamounts’ Alisha Bradshaw’s toss of 53.08m was good for second place in the hammer throw. On the men’s side, Joe Korac and Andy Benesh got third and fourth in the hammer.

Western Carolina took home the top qualifying times in both the men’s and women’s 400m preliminaries, with Kendra Douglas recording the top women’s time (55.83) and Aaron Tribble recording the top men’s time (48.84).

Tayla Carter took home the top time in the women’s 100m dash preliminary with a time of 11.88, followed by last year’s champion, Georgia Southern’s Ebony Carter (12.00). Justin Emerson of Samford recorded the top men’s qualifying time (10.74), followed by Western Carolina’s Brandon Hairston (10.91).



Carter also recorded the top time in the women’s 200m dash with a mark of 23.84, while Brandon Hairston of Western Carolina recorded the top time on the men’s side with a mark of 21.68.

Brittany Diggs recorded the fastest qualifying time in the women’s 100m hurdles, for the Catamounts, recording a time of 14.18.

Western Carolina’s Jocelyn Keen turned in the top time in the women’s 800m preliminaries with a time of 2:09.45. On the men’s side, Samford’s Brandon Hazouri recorded the top prelim time, recording a 1:51.32.