UTC's Henderson Second In Samford Invitational Mile Run

Saturday, February 8, 2014

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore Teghan Henderson (Pickering, Ontario) got outkicked at the end to finish second in the women’s Mile Run and newcomer Harry Smithers (Melbourne, Australia) finished third in the men’s 3000 meter run Saturday afternoon at the Samford Multi and Invitational event at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

“I told Teghan to make a race of it,” UTC Head Coach Bill Gautier said. “She led most of the race but got outkicked at the end. I was really pleased with her.”

Henderson led most of the race but was outkicked at the end by Southern Conference rival Lauren D’Allssio of Samford. She was just 0.93 seconds behind the Bulldog with a time of 4:51.76 in her first Mile race in more than a year.

Smithers, a transfer running in just his second indoor track meet, finished third in the men’s 3000 meter run with a time of 8:26.15. Senior Nathan Wanuch (Mississauga, Ontario) finished 12th overall and second in his heat with a time of 8:32.53 while senior Mark Cole (McKenzie, Tenn.) finished with a time of 8:43.69.

“Harry competed,” Gautier said. “I thought he had an outstanding race. Nathan got boxed-in in his heat. I think he may have done better in a different one.”

Both runners qualified for the fast heat at the conference with their times joining Cole who qualified at the first event this season.

In the women’s 3000 meter run, junior Keeley Stewart (Winchester, Tenn.) led three Chattanooga runners in the event with a PR time of 10:21.21. Sophomore Rebecca Greenwall (Bogart, Ga.) finished with a time of 10:3.16 followed by freshman Katie Ray (Knoxville, Tenn.) with a time of 11:21.25.

Men’s 800m Run

14. Trevor Janssen                           1:54.58

18. Marquis Carter                           1:55.80

53. Austin Ethridge                          2:02.81


Women’s 800m Run

27. Hannah Chamblin                     2:19.50

31. Kiaana Howard                           2:20.71

54. Chandler Rogers                        2:26.67


Men’s 3000m Run

3. Harry Smithers                             8:26.15

12. Nathan Wanuch                        8:32.53

25. Mark Cole                                    8:43.69


Women’s 3000m Run

18. Keeley Stewart                          10:21.21

28. Rebecca Greenwall                  10:35.16

48. Katie Ray                                      11:21.25


Men’s 400m Dash

76. DeQuantez Sandifer                52.76

83. Tosin Ayotunde                         54.03


Women’s 400m Dash

80. Jasmine Snell                              1:04.46

84. Gabby Cader                               1:05.86


Men’s Mile

22. Patrick O’Brien                           4:26.82

31. Zack Darby                                   4:34.17

34. Matthew Marshall                    4:36.69


Women’s Mile

2. Teghan Henderson                     4:51.76

35. Jessica York                                 5:19.80

49. Joanna Elmore                           5:32.95


Men’s 60m Dash

23. Marquis Green                          7.18


Men’s 60m Hurdles

14. Iman Isang                                   8.86


Triple Jump

13. James Stovall                              Chattanooga                      13.96m                 45-09.75


Men’s 4x400m Relay

24. Chattanooga “A”                       3:27.61

DeQuantez Sandifer, Marquis Carter, Trevor Janssen, Geoff Nelson

Briarcrest Beats Baylor For D-II Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO – The 2016 volleyball season didn’t end like the Baylor girls would have liked, but they have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of after getting beat by Briarcrest in the D-II Class AA state final here at MTSU’s Murphy Center Friday afternoon. The Lady Saints had beaten Baylor in a winners bracket final on Thursday and proved it was no fluke as they won in three straight ... (click for more)

Thomas Porter, Taylor Luthringer Win Front Runner Titles

Signal Mountain's Taylor Luthringer and Thomas Porter were the individual winners of the annual Front Runner Invitational cross country race at Baylor Thursday afternoon while the Baylor girls and the McCallie boys were the team champions. Luthringer covered the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, three seconds to beat runner-up Carley Braman of GPS by 35 seconds.  Kathryn ... (click for more)

Domestic Assault Charge Dismissed Against Bobby Stone In Case Involving Mayor's Top Advisor; Stone Says Berke Had Inappropriate Relationship With His Wife; Says Berke And Fletcher Conspired To Arrest Him

A charge of domestic assault was dismissed Friday morning against Bobby Stone in a case involving a top advisor to Mayor Andy Berke.  Afterward, Mr. Stone told reporters that the mayor had an inappropriate relationship with his wife, Lacie Stone. He also charged that Mayor Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher conspired to arrest him. Mr. Stone is expected to file ... (click for more)

Christopher Padgett Taken Into Custody

A Chattanooga man who went on the lam after cutting off his ankle monitor and failing to show up for the third day of his felony murder trial is back in custody. Christopher Padgett was arrested by Chattanooga Police in the 3200 block of South Street at 12:55 a.m. He had made a $350,000 bond just before the start of his trial in the slaying of taxi driver Nathan ... (click for more)

Literacy Is Critical

Government spending is often portrayed as a freight train "quickly running out of track." And there is some truth to that statement. There is not an endless supply of money to fund every good idea that comes along, and we must acknowledge that problem. Fiscal responsibility is a must.  That is why spending on priority issues like public education is important. You can spend ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Prayer Over Despair

As a strong proponent of early voting, I joined hundreds at the Hamilton County Election Commission headquarters on Amnicola Highway yesterday to exercise what I consider one of our greatest freedoms – “for the people, by the people.” Candidly, I have never been as upset or as disappointed over my choices for President in my life. Locally I am fine with our candidates but to pick ... (click for more)