Nyki Caldwell continued her streak of strong performances at High Point on Saturday
March 23, 2013
By Scott Siegler, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTrack)
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Sophomore Nyki Caldwell leaped to a first place in the high jump and led the Wake Forest track and field team to a strong outing at the High Point University Vertklasse Meeting. The two day event ended today and took place in Dick Vert Stadium. Caldwell posted a 5-08.75 (1.75m) and continues to get closer to the school record set by Trina Brindel back in 1996.
Erin Brooks exploded for first place finish of her own in the long jump as the senior ascended to a new personal best mark of 19-05.25 (5.92m).
Katie Adair kept up her hot streak in the pole vault earning a third place finish (12-08.25). The sophomore threatened the school record on a weekly basis throughout the indoor season.
On the men's side, senior Sean Lukenheimer claimed a spot on the podium in the 400m hurdles after recording a 54.92.
Freshman Steve Michaelson tossed a personal best 170-01 (51.84m) to claim third place in the discus. Junior Nate Wooten finished eighth with a 139-00 (42.38m) toss of his own. Wooten also earned a fourth place finish for Wake after a toss of 151-05 (46.16m).
Women's 200m Run
Women's Shot Put
The senior duo of Brianna Dekine and Erin Brooks sped their way to top five finishes. Dekine's time of 25.62 was good enough to earn second place overall while Brooks' 26.38 shattered her personal best record and landed her a fifth place finish among the field of fifty participants.
Junior Erika Martin
came close to her personal best record with a toss of 32-06.25 (9.91m) that earned a 14th place finish.
Women's Long Jump
Sophomore Montasia Golden excelled placing second overall with a leap of 16-11.50 (5.17m). Junior Julie McCauley placed fourth with a 16-05.00 (5.00m) jump.
Junior Michael Mastanduno recorded a 23.02 en route to capturing 13th place overall.
Women's 400m Hurdles
Golden placed ninth while keeping 1:04.93 pace.
Women's 100m Hurdles
Martin was the lone competitor in the event and hurdled her way to a ninth place finish for the Deacons (15.33).
Women's 800m Run
Natalie Sukramani ran a 2:19.42 pace claiming the ninth place spot. The sophomore was milliseconds shy of the best time posted so far in her young career.
Women's 200m Run
Senior Myesha Barr sprinted her way to second place posting a time of 24.87, just .1 off of the pace of her career best.
Women's 4x400m Relay
The Demon Deacon squad of Dekine, Barr, Golden, and freshman Kendal Knous teamed up to claim a third place overall finish recording a blistering 3:50.28.
Women's Shot Put
Martin represented Wake and claimed 14th posting a 32-06.25 (9.91m).
Martin, the only Deacon that competed, record a toss of 114-00 (34.74m) that was good enough for a sixth place finish.
Women Triple Jump
Junior Phoebe Kershaw was the only Deacon that participated and recorded a leap of 35-09.25 (10.90m) en route to a ninth place finish.
Men's 200m Run
Sophomore Daniel Harrison sprinted his way to a new personal best time of 22.05, and claimed a ninth place finish for the Deacons.
Men's 400m Run
Junior Thomas Bojanowski shattered his previous personal best time posting a 58.64 and earned sixth place.
Men's 400m Hurdles
Junior Malcolm Nunley claimed twelfth with a time of 54.92.
Men's 4x400m Relay
The team of Nunley, McEnany, Lukenheimer and junior Kyle Eager sped to a fourth place finish on a 3:17.61 pace.
Aiden McConnell had another impressive outing as the freshman placed seventh (165-09).
Men's Long Jump
Mastaduno leaped to a 10th place finish and fell just shy of his personal best posting a mark of 20-09.75 (6.34m).
Men's Shot Put
Michaelson took fourth and set a new personal best after a toss of 15-05.00 (15.67m).
Men's High Jump
Freshman Michael Rufrano was part of seven-way tie for eighth place. The common mark was 6-00.00 (1.83m).