Jan. 20, 2018
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTrack)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Wake Forest men's and women's track and field teams combined for four event titles and nine top-five finishes at the Wake Forest Invitational, held at the JDL Fast Track on Saturday.
Max Adams, Tesia Kempski, Alva Hicks and the women's 4x400m relay team claimed the titles for the Demon Deacons.
Adams kicked off the day with a first-place finish in the men's shot put. He threw for 15.44m (50-8), nearly three feet further than the next competitor, on his final throw of competition.
Kempski won the women's pole vault for the second time this season after clearing the 3.90m (12-9.5) bar. She also set a personal best in the event, replacing the 3.80m height she cleared at the UCS Invitational last February. Her latest mark currently sits seventh in the ACC this season.
Hicks claimed her third weight throw title in as many events after throwing 18.54m (60-10) on her fourth throw of the day. Hicks dominated the competition, as the next closest competitor threw for 15.46m (50-9.25).
The final event title came from Cydney Delley, Jordan Banks, Maya Hinton and Sarah Johnson in the women's 4x400m relay. The team finished with a time of 3:54.14, 13 seconds faster than the second-place team.
Along with four event titles, the Deacs also had nine top-five finishes.
On the women's side, Delley continued her impressive performance in the 400m this season with a time of 57.79, good for third place. Also in the women's 400m, Johnson finished seventh with a time of 59.25 while Hinton took 11th at 1:00.27.
Coming off her stellar performance in the pentathlon at the Navy Invitational, captain Jordan Banks finished fourth in the 60m hurdles. Banks finished second in prelims with a time of 9.00 before taking fourth in the finals at 9.06.
In the field for the women, Janese Lynch and Hicks went two-three in the women's shot put. Lynch threw for 13.72m (45-0.25) on her final throw of competition while Hicks landed a mark of 13.67m (44-10.25) on her final throw.
For the men, the distance medley relay, consisting of Dakota Greenwalt, Mark Smith, Robbie Barr and Angelos Vasileiou, finished third with a time of 10:22.30. The time is currently second in the ACC this season.
Also on the track, Kaleb Bryant took eighth in the men's 400m with a time of 51.14, Noah Shute took 12th in the 60m dash with a time of 7.10 and Tommy Johnston and John LePino took sixth and eighth in the men's 3000m with times of 8:44.56 and 8:53.35, respectively.
In the field for the men, Luke Annichiarico finished sixth in the pole vault after clearing 4.40m (14-5.25).
Up next, the Demon Deacons head to Clemson, South Carolina for the Bob Pollock Invitational Jan. 26-27.
Women's 60m Dash
31. Alexis Nickl, 8.26
Women's 200m Dash
35. Alexis Nickl, 27.92
3. Cydney Delley, 57.79
7. Sarah Johnson, 59.25
11. Maya Hinton, 1:00.27
Women's 800m Run
19. Madeline Ward, 2:34.77
14. Kristen Haynes, 5:35.44
Women's 60m Hurdles
4. Jordan Banks, 9.06
Women's 4x400m Relay
1. Cydney Delley, Jordan Banks, Maya Hinton, Sarah Johnson, 3:54.14
Women's Pole Vault
1. Tesia Kempski, 3.90m (12-9.5)
9. Haidyn Turner, 3.30m (10-10)
10. Darby Deutsch, 3.30m (10-10)
Women's Shot Put
2. Janese Lynch, 13.72m (45-0.25)
3. Alva Hicks, 13.67m (44-10.25)
Women's Weight Throw
1. Alva Hicks, 18.54m (60-10)
17. Janese Lynch, 12.15m (39-10.5)
Men's 60m Dash
12. Noah Shute, 7.10
Men's 200m Dash
45. Mark Smith, 24.70
8. Kaleb Bryant, 51.14
16. Evan Simmons, 52.06
19. Matt Konigsberg, 52.41
6. Tommy Johnston, 8:44.56
8. John LePino, 8:53.35
Men's 4x400m Relay
7. Noah Shute, Kaleb Bryant, Matt Konigsberg, Dakota Greenwalt, 3:30.00
Men's Distance Medley
3. Dakota Greenwalt, Mark Smith, Robbie Barr, Angelos Vasileiou, 10:22.30
Men's Weight Throw
25. Mitch Earley, 5.74m (18-10)
Men's Shot Put
1. Max Adams, 15.44m (50-8)
Men's Pole Vault
6. Luke Annichiarico, 4.40m (14-5.25)