UTC Distance Medley Relay Team Finishes Second At SoCon Indoor Championship

Saturday, February 23, 2013
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s DMR team finished second to earn all-conference Saturday on Day One of the 2013 Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Freshman Teghan Henderson (Pickering, Ontario) led the Distance Medley Relay team running the mile followed by junior Gabby Cader (Cleveland, Tenn.) running the 400m portion of the race. Jessica Philpott (Manchester, Tenn.) ran the 800m with sophomore Amanda Sumner (Bristol, Conn.

) anchoring the event. The Lady Mocs finished second, earning eight points, with a time of 12:01.72 behind Western Carolina’s top place team.

The men closed out the day with six points getting three from the DMR with a sixth place finish in a time of 10:29.79. The Mocs went with an all-freshman line up led by Trevor Janssen (Jordan Station, Ontario) followed by Geoff Nelson (Brentwood, Tenn.), Marquis Carter (Memphis, Tenn) and anchored by Paul Stuart (Brentwood, Tenn.)

Senior Nathan Wanuch (Mississauga, Ontario) scored for the Mocs with a sixth place finish in the 3000 meter run with a time of 8:24.93 for three points.

Carter won his heat in the men’s 800m for an automatic qualification into the finals on Sunday with a time of 1:54.19 while Janssen placed second in his heat with a time of 1:55.22 to qualify for the finals as well.

Freshman Iman Isang earned a spot in the men’s 60 meter Hurdles with a time of 8.67, finishing fourth in his qualifying heat and eighth overall.

On Sunday, the Mocs will run in the finals of the men’s 60m Hurdles and 800m. Freshmen Matthew Marshall (Signal Mtn., Tenn.) Taylor Hawk (Dandridge, Tenn.), Zach Darby (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Austin Ethridge (Signal Mtn., Tenn.) along with sophomore Patrick O’Brien (Chattanooga, Tenn.) will run in the men’s Mile.

Senior Morgan Buchanan (Johnson City, Tenn.) and sophomores Keeley Stewart (Winchester, Tenn.) and Sumner along with Henderson and transfer Rachel Greenwall (Bogart, Ga.) are slated to run the women’s 5000 meter. Wanuch and Stuart will run the event for the men. The Mocs and Lady Mocs will take another try at the relays with the 4x400m on Sunday.

RESULTS

Men

DMR

6. Chattanooga 10:29.79 (3)

(Trevor Janssen, Geoff Nelson, Marquis Carter, Paul Stuart)

60 meter Hurdles - Prelims

8. Iman Isang 8.67q

400 meter Dash

Geoff Nelson 51.08

Blake Olson 51.94

800 meter Run

Marquis Carter 1:54.19 Q

Trevor Janssen 1:55.22 q

Matthew Marshall 1:58.60

Patrick O’Brien 1:59.13

Austin Ethridge 2:01.12

Taylor Hawk 2:02.16

3000 meter Run

6. Nathan Wanuch 8:24.93 (3)

16. John Gilpin 8:45.61

Women

DMR

2. Chattanooga 12:01.72 (8)

(Teghan Henderson, Gabby Cader, Jessica Philpott, Amanda Sumner)

60 meter Dash

5. Lauren Hoard 8.05

400 meter Dash

Gabby Cader 1:00.60

Sarah Washington 1:05.38

800 meter Run

Kianna Howard 2:22.82

Jessica Philpott 2:24.41

Rebecca Greenwall 2:28.19

Ambria Reese 2:30.19


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