Track Sets 3 New WFU Records in Opening 2008 Meet

Jan. 13, 2008

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BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Wake Forest track team kicked off the new year with the Virginia Tech invitational over the weekend, setting three school records and placing in the top 10 in eight events.

Michelle Duffey, Alex Gove, Melissa Council and Nicole Castronuova made up the Demon Deacon women's 4x400 relay team that set a new school record with a time of 3:47.77. The previous WFU best was set in 2004 at 3:48.88. The mark earned the group a second place finish in the event, the highest finish for any Demon Deacon athletes in the invitational.

In the women's 500m, Duffey and Council each broke the WFU record set last season by Duffey at the New Balance College Invitational. Council was the first to top the previous mark of 1:14.05 with a seventh place finish and a time of 1:13.86. Duffey then reclaimed the record, finish sixth with a 1:13.81 mark.

Council's 7.26 time in the 55m dash preliminaries also bettered the WFU record of 7.35, set in 1992 by Chris Rose.

On the mens' side Thomas Sensing set a new personal best in shot put, beating is former record of 14.47m, set at last season's On Track Open, with a 14.75m throw.

Greg Billington and John Compton each earned a place in the top ten of the 3000m run, with times of 8:34.43 and 8:48.28, respectively.

Allan Lunkenheimer led the men with a fifth place finish in the 300m dash, finishing at 34.61. The freshman from Old Bridge, New Jersey had second top ten time, taking ninth place in the 400m dash with a time of 49.33

The Demon Deacons will return to competition on January 18, when they head to South Carolina for the Clemson Invitational.



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