Wake Forest Set For Virginia Tech Elite Meet
Feb. 8, 2013
By Melissa Remmey, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTrack)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -Following a strong showing at the Hilton Garden Invitational last weekend, the Wake Forest men's and women's track and field team are headed north to the Virginia Tech Elite Meet this weekend in Blacksburg, Va.
In the pole vault, Freshmen Sydney White and Katie Adair will compete for the Demon Deacons, after finishing in first and third place last weekend. White looks to top her school record setting performance of 3.85m, as either White or Adair have broken the Wake Forest school record the previous three weekends.
After finishing in second place in the triple jump last weekend, Montasia Golden will represent Wake Forest in several events including the triple jump, long jump, and the 60m hurdles. Nyki Caldwell is slated for the high jump this weekend after she placed third in the Hilton Garden Invitational a week ago.
Fresh off her second place finish in the pentathlon last weekend, Erika Martin will compete for the Demon Deacons in a variety of events including the 60m hurdles, long jump, 200m dash, and the shot put.
On the men's side, Tylor Harris looks to repeat his strong performance in the shot put. His throw of 16.27m gave him the second place finish at the Hilton Garden Invitational. Fellow freshman Steve Michaelsen looks to throw in the event after recording a heave of 15.41m last weekend.
Nate Wooten is scheduled for the weight throw as last weekend he notched a throw of 16.43m.
Josh Harris will run in the 60m dash after crossing the finish line at 6.89 seconds the previous weekend. In the 60m hurdles and 200m dash, junior Michael Nunley is scheduled to compete for the Demon Deacons.
Distance runner Kaitlyn Oliver's time of 10:01.67 gave her a fourth place finish in the 3000m run last weekend and will race in the 3000m again this weekend.
Next weekend, Wake Forest track and field will head back to Blacksburg, Va. for the Virginia Tech Challenge.