Deacs Close Regular Season at UCS Invitational
Feb. 17, 2018

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTrack)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest men's and women's track and field programs wrapped up the regular season with four top-five finishes at the UCS Invitational Saturday at the JDL Fast Track.

Jordan Banks finished second in her first-ever 400m, Alva Hicks claimed third in the women's weight throw and Cydney Delley and Sarah Johnson finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the women's 200m.

On Friday night, the men's distance medley relay consisting of Sebastian Fischbach, Kaleb Bryant, Dakota Greenwalt and Mitchell Dyer finished ninth with a season-best time of 9:56.82. The team won their heat by over two seconds but were in a tough field that consisted of four teams that held a top-20 spot in the nation for the DMR.

Also on Friday, Max Adams took ninth in the shot put with a best throw of 14.69m (48-2.5).

In the field on Saturday, Alva Hicks finished third in the weight throw with a best mark of 18.81m (61-8.50). Tesia Kempski finished eighth in the pole vault with a cleared height of 3.80m (12-5.5) while Darby Deutsch set a career best after clearing 3.35m (10-11.75). Deutsch entered Friday's competition with a best height of 3.30m (10-9.75).

In her first-ever indoor 400m, Banks finished second with a time of 57.36. Maya Hinton took 17th with a time of 60.25, a career-best, while Grace Hofferber crossed the line 18th with a time of 60.46. In just her second collegiate meet, Sarah Medina finished 23rd in the 400m with a time of 62.05.

Delley finished fourth in the women's 200m with a time of 25.60 while Johnson finished fifth at 25.73.

Banks and Brionne Pyles finished ninth and tenth, respectively, in the women's 60m hurdles. Banks crossed the line at 9.19 while Pyles went 9.42. Pyles also finished 14th in the long jump with a best jump of 4.88m (16-0.25).

On the track for the men, Matt Konigsberg finished 11th in the men's 400m with a time of 51.39 and 13th in the 200m with a personal best time of 22.97. Noah Shute finished 14th in the 200m at 23.04.

In the distance events, John LePino ran a season-best time in the men's 3000m. His time of 8:46.15 was a seven-second improvement and landed him in 14th. 

Up next, the Demon Deacons head to Clemson for the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships Feb. 22-24. 

Women's 60m Hurdles
9. Jordan Banks, 9.19
10. Brionne Pyles, 9.42

Women's 200m
4. Cydney Delley, 25.60
5. Sarah Johnson, 25.73
12. Maya Hinton, 26.62
25. Alexis Nickl, 27.62

Women's 400m
2. Jordan Banks, 57.36
17. Maya Hinton, 1:00.25
18. Grace Hofferber, 1:00.46
23. Sarah Medina, 1:02.05

Women's 800m
21. Brionne Pyles, 2:34.06
29. Madeline Ward, 2:38.54

Women's Long Jump
14. Brionne Pyles, 4.88m (16-0.25)

Women's Weight Throw
3. Alva Hicks, 18.81m (61-8.50)

Women's Pole Vault
8. Tesia Kempski, 3.80m (12-5.5)
10. Darby Deutsch, 3.35m (10-11.75)

Men's 200m
13. Matt Konigsberg, 22.97
14. Noah Shute, 23.04
27. Mark Smith, 25.03

Men's 400m
11. Matt Konigsberg, 51.39
22. Mark Smith, 54.45

Men's Mile
17. Andrew Magiera, 4:29.26

Men's 3000m
14. John LePino, 8:46.15
23. Myers McKinney, 8:56.30

Men's DMR
9. Sebastian Fischbach, Kaleb Bryant, Dakota Greenwalt, Mitchell Dyer, 9:56.82

Men's Shot Put
9. Max Adams, 14.69m (48-2.5)



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