The Western Carolina men’s and women’s track & field teams finished up competition at the Georgia Tech Invitational Saturday afternoon. The Catamounts picked up nine top-eight finishes and set three new season bests. Senior Korie Bennett was WCU’s top individual finisher as she took second in the women’s pole vault.
Bennett cleared 3.75m to claim second in the pole vault. Sophomore Meghan Breden finished four spots back as she tied for sixth after topping 3.45m.
Freshman Mia Little, senior Tayla Carter, freshman Bri Anna Adams and junior Tiffani Lewis teamed up to finish fourth in the women’s 4x100m relay. The quartet turned in a time of 46.40 to finish ahead of teams from St. John’s, Rutgers, Wofford and UNC Asheville.
Carter took fifth in the women’s 100m finals with a time of 11.92.
Junior Anisia Starege tied for fifth in the women’s high jump after clearing 1.67m.
Kiedy, Lamont, freshman Dylan Andrade and freshman Justin Kenard set a new season best in the men’s 4x400m relay as they finished sixth overall with a time of 3:13.06.
Freshman Kaitlyn Lingard improved on WCU’s season best in the women’s 800m as she finished 11th after stopping the clock in 2:15.49.
The Catamounts will return to action Friday, April 29 as they host the WCU Invitational.