UTC's Henderson Wins 3000 Meter Run At MTSU Invitational

Saturday, February 9, 2013
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman Teghan Henderson (Pickering, Ontario) won the women’s 3000 meter run while three more claimed runner-up spots at the Valentine Indoor Track and Field Invitational hosted by Middle Tennessee at the Murphy Center Saturday.

Henderson outdistanced her nearest competitor by nearly five seconds with a time of 10:11.00 in her longest run of the indoor season. Junior Amanda Sumner (Bristol, Conn.) finished second in the women’s Mile with a time of 5:04.10 and freshman Rebecca Greenwall (Bogart, Ga.), running her first mile, placed 11th with a time of 5:23.95.

“Teghan is a fireball,” UTC Head Coach Bill Gautier said. “I love her attitude. She runs hard and has a good future ahead of her. Amanda did a great job. She ran a conservative race and I’m happy with her performance.”

In the 800m, the women each won their respective heat beginning with sophomore Jessica Philpott (Manchester, Tenn.) who finished with a time of 2:24.05. Freshman Kiaana Howard (Nashville, Tenn.) won hers with a time of 2:26.69 and classmate Helenka Kis (Columbia, Tenn.) topped her heat with a time of 2:33.91. Sophomore Ambria Reese (Memphis, Tenn.) had a time of 2:27.03.

Junior Gabby Cader (Cleveland, Tenn.) ran the 400 meter in a time of 1:01.21 followed by classmate Sarah Washington (Tullahoma, Tenn.) with a time of 1:06.44.

Senior Nathan Wanuch (Mississauga, Ontario) finished second in the men’s Mile, 1.35 seconds behind top place finisher Shadrick Matelong of host Middle Tennessee. Wanuch ran a PR time of 4:15.10. Freshman Paul Stuart (Brentwood, Tenn.) was eighth in the event with a time of 4:25.06 followed by classmate Matthew Marshall (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) with a time of 4:31.57.

Freshman Iman Isang (Chattanooga, Tenn.) ran a PR 7.99 in the 55m hurdle prelims and finished second in the finals with a time of 8.00, just 0.07 off the top time set by Tennessee State’s Jason Griffin.

In the men’s 3000m run, junior John Gilpin (Nashville, Tenn.) placed fifth with a time of 8:48.22 in his longest indoor distance. The men’s 800m was populated by freshman with Trevor Janssen (St. Catherine’s, Ontario) leading the way in seventh with a time of 1:57.52 with classmates Austin Ethridge (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) recording a 2:01.75.

DeQuantez Sandifer (Nashville, Tenn.) was the third Chattanooga runner across the line with a time of 2:03.14 followed by Taylor Hawk (Dandridge, Tenn.) at 2:03.96 and Zack Darby (Knoxville, Tenn.) with a time of 2:04.29. Senior Blake Olson (Pleasantview, Tenn.) had a time of 51.90 in the men’s 400m followed by freshman Tosin Ayotunde (Ooltewah, Tenn.) with a time of 53.22.

“The guys are struggling right now with illness and injury and we really miss Lucas [Cotter] and Mark [Cole],” Gautier said. “Fortunately Nathan is good to go and had a great race and John Gilpin pretty tough running a longer race than he’s used to and Matthew Marshall is pretty consistent.

“This was a tougher meet than usual and it’s not an easy track for the newcomers to run because of its setup and distance.”

Women

400m

9. Gabby Cader JR 1:01.21

17. Sarah Washington JR 1:06.44

800m

9. Jessica Philpott SO 2:24.05

10. Kianna Howard FR 2:26.69

11. Ambria Reese SO 2:27.03

17. Helenka Kis FR 2:33.91

Mile

2. Amanda Sumner JR 5:04.10

11. Rebecca Greenwall FR 5:23.95

3000m

1. Teghan Henderson FR 10:11.00

Men

400m

12. Blake Olsen SR 51.90

16. Tosin Ayotunde FR 53.22

800m

7. Trevor Janssen FR 1:57.52

15. Austin Ethridge FR 2:01.75

16. DeQuantez Sandifer FR 2:03.14

19. Taylor Hawk FR 2:03.96

21. Zack Darby FR 2:04.29

Mile

2. Nathan Wanuch SR 4:15.10

8. Paul Stuart FR 4:25.06

10. Matthew Marshall FR 4:31.57

3000m

5. John Gilpin JR 8:48.22

55m Hurdles – Prelim

2. Iman Isang FR 7.99

55m Hurdles – Final

2. Iman Isang FR 8.00


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