Olsen, Reese Set PR's at MTSU Invitational

Saturday, February 02, 2013
Junior Blake Olsen (Pleasantview, Tenn.) and sophomore Ambria Reese (Memphis, Tenn.) led four University of Tennessee at Chattanooga runners to Personal Records at the Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Invitational Saturday at the Murphy Center.

Olsen ran a 53.54 in the 400m dash, topping his best time by 0.19 seconds. Reese ran a 2:25.51 in the women’s 800m run, 1.76 seconds better than her top time set last year. Freshman Geoff Nelson (Brentwood, Tenn.) ran a personal best in the men’s 200m dash, surpassing his previous best set in December at the Christmas Invitational. Freshman Rebecca Greenwall posted a PR in the women’s 800m run with a time of 2:21.70, nearly four seconds better than her time at the Christmas Invitational.

Freshman Kiaana Howard (Nashville, Tenn.) placed ninth in the women’s 400m with a time of 1:02.78 with Jessica Philpott placing 12th with a time of 1:03.86, her first time competing in the shorter race.

Sophomore Patrick O’Brien (Chattanooga, Tenn.) led four Chattanooga runners in the men’s 800m run with a time of 2:00.75 followed by junior John Gilpin (Nashville, Tenn.) in 10th with a time of 2:02.62. Freshman DeQuantez Sandifer (Nashville, Tenn.) placed 11th in the event with a time of2:03.59 while freshman Tosin Ayotunde (Ooltewah, Tenn.) was 15th overall with a time of 2:06.98.

In the Mile Run, freshman Matthew Marshall (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) ran the event in a time of 4:30.30 followed by classmate Taylor Hawk (Dandridge, Tenn.) with a time of 4:38.60. Freshman Zack Darby (Knoxville, Tenn.) was eighth in the men’s 3000 meter run with a time of 9:10.03 while classmate Iman Isang (Chattanooga, Tenn.) was fifth in the men’s 55m Hurdle finals with a time of 8.14.

The Mocs return to action next weekend at the MTSU Valentine Invitational at the Murphy Center.

400m Dash

9. Kiaana Howard FR 1:02.78

12. Jessica Philpott FR 1:03.86 *

800m Run

8. Rebecca Greenwall FR 2:21.70 - PR

13. Ambria Reese SO 2:25.51 - PR

20. Helenka Kis FR 2:35.94

4x440 yard Relay

5. Chattanooga A 4:14.50

200m Dash

8. Geoff Nelson FR 23.09 – PR

400m Dash

19. Blake Olsen SR 53.54 - PR

800m Run

8. Patrick O’Brien SO 2:00.75 *

10. John Gilpin JR 2:02.62

11. Dequantez Sandifer FR 2:03.59

15. Tosin Ayotunde FR 2:06.98

Mile Run

9. Matthew Marshall FR 4:30.30

12. Taylor Hawk FR 4:38.60

3000m Run

8. Zack Darby FR 9:10.03

55m Hurdles

Prelims

5. Iman Isang FR 8.33q

Finals

5. Iman Isang FR 8.14

4x440 yard Relay

4. Chattanooga A 3:29.95

*first time competitor


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