ETSU track and field kicks off weekend at Charlotte 49ers Classic

Friday, March 17, 2006

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 17, 2006) - The East Tennessee State men's and women's track and field teams began competition on Friday at Charlotte 49ers Classic at Irwin Belk Track.  Several Bucs notched strong performances, with a trio of ETSU athletes managing top-10 finishes.

 

Jenny Knox (Connelly Springs, N.C.) had a good day in the sprints, recording a preliminary performance of 11.94 in the 100-meter dash, good for the eighth and final spot in tomorrow's final.  Knox also ran strong in the 200-meters, finishing in a 17th-place tie with teammate Cagney Bailey (Statesville, N.C.).  The ETSU duo clocked identical times of 24.98.

 

Johnny Tucker (Spartanburg, S.C.) led the Buccaneer men in the sprints, sailing to a time of 10.88 in the 100 to finish 18th.

 

The Bucs managed a pair of top 10 finishers in the men's 1,500-meters, with Josh Hicks (Riceville, Tenn.) going 3:59.13 for sixth place and Jeff Crane (Taylors, S.C) crossing the line in ninth place in 4:01.91.  Jordan Ladd (Ontario) posted a 15th-place showing in the 5,000-meters, running 15:15.38.  

 

Christine Ward (Candler, N.C.) was the women's team's highest finisher in Friday's distance events, running 18:47.92 for 5,000, enough for 14th place in the race.

 

Action at the 49er's Classic wraps up on Saturday with events beginning at 10 a.m.  Click the link above for live meet results.

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