Bojanowski, Brooks Pace Deacs at JDL College Kick-Off Classic
Dec. 1, 2012
By Maggie Cancelosi, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -The Wake Forest track and field teams opened their season Saturday at the JDL College Kick-Off Classic. The event took place at the JDL Fast Track Indoor Track Complex.
In a racing trio in the women's 500m, Brianna Dekine placed first for the Deacs and third overall with a time of 1:18.70. Teammates Kendall Knous (1:20.04) and Alison Johnson (1:20.31) finished in sixth and eighth places, respectively.
The Deacs raced two squads on the afternoon, with the "A" team of Brianna Dekine, Allison Johnson, Kendall Knous and Myesha Barr placing second with a mark of 4:01.14. The "B" team finished sixth in 4:12.82 with Julie McCauley, Montasia Golden, Erica Martin and Anneve Waith on the team.
In the high jump, Erika Martin secured ninth place, hitting a mark of 1.57m, while Julie McCauley took 16th (1.42m).
The duo also competed in the shot put, with Martin ranking 23rd (9.87m) and McCauley placing 25th (9.32m).
A mixed thrower 60-meter dash featured Ben Lincoln (7.70), Aiden McConnell (7.82), Patrick Donelan (7.84), Nate Wooten (7.93), Michael Belardia (8.13), Steve Michaelsen (8.16) and Jessie Merckle (8.52).
All five Deacons racing in the 300-meter dash finished in the top-50, leading off with Hiter Harris in 23rd with a mark of 36.92 followed by Beck Miller in 25th place with a time of 37.04. Brennan O'Brien placed 30th (37.34), Michael Mastanduno took 36th (37.86) and William Ray ranked 48th (38.96).
Leading in the men's 1,000-meter run, Thomas Bojanowski finished first in the event, crossing the line in 2:27.47
The Deacs will return to racing action on January 18 when they host the Wake Forest Invitational.