The Demon Deacons added eight top-10 finishes in the second day of competition at the Bob Pollock Invitational
Jan. 27, 2018
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTrack)
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Wake Forest men's and women's track and field programs had five top-five finishes Saturday afternoon as the teams wrapped up competition at the Bob Pollock Invitational.
The Demon Deacons finish the two-day meet with five top-five finishes and 17 top-10 finishes, as the teams combined for nine in the top-10 on Friday and eight on Saturday.
Robert Heppenstall led the way Saturday afternoon with his second-place finish in the men's 800m. Heppenstall recorded a time of 1:49.78, just 0.02 seconds behind the first-place winner in a photo finish. John Archie finished sixth in the event with a personal-best time of 1:54.15 while Dakota Greenwalt also set a career best at 1:54.24, good for eighth.
Also on the track, Mimi Smith finished third in the women's 3000m with a time of 9:40.99. The time is over a minute faster than her last 3000m competition time of 10:51.49 at the 2016 Camel City Invitational. Eliza Lukens-Day crossed the line fourth in the 3000m with a personal-best time of 9:41.29, 23 seconds faster than her previous personal best.
The men's 4x400m relay team, consisting of Kaleb Bryant, Greenwalt, Archie and Heppenstall, ran a season-best time of 3:18.66, good for tenth. The women's team, made up of Cydney Delley, Jordan Banks, Maya Hinton and Sarah Johnson, finished 11th with a time of 3:52.88.
In the field, Alva Hicks took third in the women's weight throw with a mark of 18.86m. Alexandria Florent finished third in the high jump after clearing the 1.72m bar.
Up next, the Demon Deacons will take part in the annual Camel City Invitational Feb. 2-3 at the JDL Fast Track.
Day Two Results
Women's 200m Dash
30. Jordan Banks, 25.50
Women's 3000m Run
3. Mimi Smith, 9:40.99
4. Eliza Lukens-Day, 9:41.29
Women's 4x400m Relay
11. Cydney Delley, Jordan Banks, Maya Hinton, Sarah Johnson, 3:52.88
Women's Weight Throw
3. Alva Hicks, 18.86m (61-10)
12. Janese Lynch, 11.75m (38-6)
Women's High Jump
3. Alexandria Florent, 1.72m (5-7.75)
Men's 200m Dash
28. Noah Shute, 22.75
2. Robert Heppenstall, 1:49.78
6. John Archie, 1:54.15
8. Dakota Greenwalt, 1:54.24
Men's 4x400m Relay
10. Kaleb Bryant, Dakota Greenwalt, John Archie, Robert Heppenstall, 3:18.66