Holden Sets School Record as Deacs Complete Day One at Hokie Invitational
Andrea Vahoua
Jan. 23, 2015

Day One Results | Men's Recap

By Josh Gresh, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTrack)

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Simon Holden broke a school record in the 1000m run as the Wake Forest men's and women's track and field teams completed day one of competition on Friday evening at the Hokie Invitational. Also 13 Deacons set new personal records during the first day of competition.

Eight women's competitors set new personal records on the first day at the meet. Leading the way for the women, Andrea Vahoua had a huge toss in the weight throw and set new PR with a distance of 17.11m (56-1.5). As of today, the toss places her in the top-15 in of the ACC performance list for the women's weight throw.

In addition to Vahoua, Madison Bragg tied for first and set a PR in the women's unseeded pole vault clearing a height of 3.63m (11-10.5). In addition to Bragg, Natalie Sukramani set a new PR in the women's 1000m run with a time of 3:01.23. Hunter Roberts set PRs in the 60m hurdles (8.64) and 60m dash (8.01).

Others that set new personal records were Mia Wilson (41.42) and Nikolete Hurrinus (40.95), as they each set a personal record in the 300m run. Jordan Banks set a PR in the women's triple jump with a distance of 10.48m (34-4.5) and also set a PR in 60m sprint (8.12). Sarah Fahmy set a PR in the 3000m run with a time of 10:44.27.



Holden broke a school record and earned a first place finish in the 1000m with a time of 2:25.09. He broke Thomas Bojanowski's previous record of 2:25.27 in the men's 1000m, which was set last season. In addition to Holden, Ikem Okwudiafor finished fifth in the 60m hurdles, but set a PR crossing the finish line in 8.17 seconds

Also, Sebastian Fischbach competed in his first-career 1000m run and John Archie set a personal record racing for the first time in the men's 600m. Jonathan Denby cleared 4.72m (15-5.5) in the unseeded men's pole vault and finished in a tie for first place. Alexander Krall set two personal records of his own in the 60m hurdles (8.38) and pole vault (4.52m, 14-10).

The Deacons are back in action tomorrow for day two of the Hokie Invitational. The first event begins at 11 a.m. with the men's and women's seeded pole vault.