Martin and White Lead Deacs in First Day of Hilton Garden Invitational
Erika Martin took second in the pentathlon on Friday

Feb. 1, 2013

By Scott Siegler, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest track and field team returned to action Friday in the first day of the Hilton Garden Invitational at the JDL Fast Track. After a very strong performance in the Hokie Invitational last week, the Demon Deacons were able to keep the success going Friday.

Erika Martin put forth an impressive effort raking in a personal record of 3,423 points in the pentathlon earning her a second place finish. In the high jump, the Pacific Palisades, Calif.-native shattered her previous personal best leaping her way to a first place finish for the Demon Deacons with a mark of 1.62m. After locking up a second place finish in the 800m run with a 2:29.05, she earned a fifth place finish with a time of 9.29 in the 60m hurdles. In the shot put, the junior placed fifth again with a toss of 9.88m that was also good for a new personal best. After a 5.10m performance in the long jump, the new personal best was achieved.

Sydney White and Katie Adair continued their season long dominance of the pole vault event as the freshman duo took first and third place, respectively. The school record was broken by one of these two for third week in a row as White recorded a top vault of 3.85m. Adair had a 3.55m mark of her own.

Montasia Golden had a solid day at the triple jump as she shattered her previous personal best on her way to a second place finish. The sophomore leaped for an impressive 11.94m.

On the men's side, Daniel Harrison sprinted his way to a fifth place finish in the 400m run with a time of 49.85 in a field of 87 athletes.

Women's 400m Run
Senior Brianna Dekine led the Deacons in the event with a ninth place finish (58.52) while fellow senior Myesha Barr crossed the finish line at 16th and posted a new personal best of 59.35.

Women's Pole Vault
Behind White and Adair, freshman Sara Small was part of a five way tie for 10th at a mark of 3.25m.

Women's Triple Jump
Behind Golden, senior Erin Brooks placed sixth with an 11.77m performance.

Men's 60m Dash
Josh Harris placed eighth with a time of 6.89. The junior sprinter fell just 0.07 short of his personal best time in the event.

Men's Weight Throw
Junior Nate Wooten broke his personal best record with a 16.43m toss that was good enough to earn him eight place in the event.

Wake Forest will complete the second and final day of the Hilton Garden Invitational on Saturday.



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