Feb. 16, 2013
Complete Virginia Tech Challenge Results (PDF) | JDL Results
By Scott Siegler, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTrack)
BLACKSBURG, Va. and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -
The Wake Forest track and field team returned to action on Saturday as they competed in two different venues. A handful of athletes returned to the Rector Field House in Blacksburg, Virginia for the second day of action in the Virginia Tech Challenge while others competed locally at the Fast Track Championship Tune-Up taking place at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After Erin Brooks set a new school record in the long jump event on Friday, the Deacons saw more strong performances come out of Saturday.
Virginia Tech Challenge
Women's High Jump
At the Virginia Tech Challenge, Nyki Caldwell blew away the competition in the high jump with a leap of 1.75m that locked up a first place finish. It was the sophomore's first first-place finish of the season as she is yet to place outside of the top 10.
Women's Pole Vault
The pole vaulting duo of Sydney White and Katie Adair kept up their streaks of impressive performance Saturday as they tied for fifth place after vaulting for 3.75m.
Fast Track Championship Tune-Up
Women's 800m Run
Freshman Kendal Knous led the way with a third place finish (2:19.78) in the 800m run, an event that five Wake Forest athletes competed in. Sophomore Natalie Sukramani was the next Deacon across the finish line coming in at seventh with a new personal best time of 2:20.92. Caitlin Hartnett, Caitlin Krol, and Brianna Dekine all finished just behind Sukramani placing ninth (2:22.37), tenth (2:24.77), and eleventh (2:25.60).
Women's One Mile Run
Freshman Ashley Brubaker took first place with a time of 5:04.33 that topped her previous personal best by more than five seconds. Fellow freshman Samantha Jones took second place (5:07.71) as she made her collegiate debut in the event and sophomore Aubrey Waggoner claimed third (5:08.64) in a performance that marked a new personal best as well.
Men's 3,000m Run
Four of the five Deacons competing in the 3,000m run placed in the top five. Jake Graham finished at the front of the pack as he came in second place with a time of 8:37.59. The senior's performance today passed his previous personal best by more than 17 seconds. Conner Crowley was the next Deacon to finish earning third place (8:44.05) followed by Nate Guthals and Brian O'Toole who were just off the sophomore's pace as they came in at fourth (8:44.14) and fifth (8:44.15) place, respectively. Evan Little's time of 9:13.94 locked up a twelfth place finish.
Men's One Mile Run
Ryan Horgan led the Deacons on the men's side of the event as he earned a second place finish with a time of 4:21.49. The freshman made his debut in the event and was just over 12 seconds off the pace of teammate Alexander Rose's 4:09.51 that marks the best of the season so far.