Track and Field Travels to Duke and North Carolina
Freshman Allison Johnson will compete in the 400-meter hurdles on both days this weekend
Freshman Allison Johnson will compete in the 400-meter hurdles on both days this weekend

May 6, 2011

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Several members of the Wake Forest track and field will return to action this weekend for the first time since the ACC Championships two weekends ago. A select few will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. to compete in the Tar Heel Relays on Saturday, while the remainder will compete in the Duke Twilight Meet in Durham, N.C on Sunday.

These last-chance qualifier meets allow athletes the opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Regionals if they have not already done so at this point in the season.

Junior Sarah Brobeck and sophomore Luke Hadden will compete in the throwing events for the Deacs at the Tar Heel Relays.

Brobeck recorded a top-10 finish in the javelin at the ACC Championships, placing ninth with a season-best mark of 130-2. She also placed 11th in the discus and 14th in the shot put at the meet.

Several runners will perform double-duty and compete at both North Carolina and Duke this weekend. Allison Johnson and Sean Lunkenheimer are set to race in their specialty events, the 400-meter hurdles, while Tyler Dodds and Nate Guthals will compete in the 400 and 800-meter races, respectively.

Lunkenheimer placed sixth in the event at the ACC Championships, and he currently owns a season-best time of 52.59. Dodds placed fifth in the finals of the 400-meter dash at the Championships with a time of 47.76.

Also competing at North Carolina for the Deacs this weekend will be Marcus Dillon, Paul Loeser, Alexander Rose, and Garret Drogosch.

 

 

Dillon and Loeser turned in terrific performances at the ACC Championships in the steeplechase, with Dillon placing fourth in 8:58.02 and Loeser claiming sixth in 8:58.53. The times served as new personal-best marks for each runner.

Just a freshman, Rose has already enjoyed a great deal of success in the distance events, placing eighth in the finals of the 1500-meter run at the ACC Championships and 16th in the 5,000-meter run.

Rounding out the competition for the Deacs this weekend will be throwers Mike Wooten and Carmen Green, and jumper Erin Brooks. All three will compete only at Duke, with Wooten and Green in the discus throw and Brooks competing in the triple jump.

Brooks currently owns the indoor and outdoor school records in the triple jump, with her record-breaking mark of 40-7 coming in early April at the Duke Invitational.

Wooten placed ninth in the discus throw at the ACC Championships, while Green placed 10th in the discus and 13th in the hammer throw at the event.

Live results from the Duke Twilight meet will be available on FlashResults.com.

 

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