UTC Track Team Sixth At Panther Icebreaker

Friday, December 1, 2017
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s track and field team opened the Indoor season Friday with a sixth place finish at the Panther’s Icebreaker hosted by Birmingham Southern College at the CrossPlex.
 
The Mocs scored 40 points finishing ahead of UAB (36) and Emory (11.75). Embry-Riddle took first in the season-opening event with 81 points followed by Troy with 69 points. Tulane and Alabama State tied for third with 61 points and Georgia Tech rounded out the Top 5 with 60 points.

 
“It was a great way to start our track season with five individual placers and relay placing,” Chattanooga head coach Andy Meyer said. “We have significantly improved over our first meet last season.”
 
Emily Poole earned 10 points as the top collegiate runner across the line in the women’s 3000 meter run. She finished in a time of 10:20.43 with Rebekah Wich finishing two spots behind in a time of 10:37.84. Sophia Neglia was right behind in a time of 10:37.90. The trio all recorded personal best times and earned 20 points for the Mocs who finished with 40 points on the day.
 
Brianna Nelson took second in the collegiate division in the Mile Run with a time of 5:16.80 and Haley Morris added four points to the Mocs total placing fifth overall in a time of 5:23.28.
 
The women’s Distance Medley Relay team finished second with a team time of 12:35.50 and earned another eight points for the Mocs.
 
 
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Long Jump
24.          Rebekah Bryant                                4.59m                    (fourth in Flight 1)
 
Weight Throw
9.            Taylor Grayson                                  13.13m                 (second in Flight 1)
 
Triple Jump
14.          Rebekah Hampton                          10.27m                 (fifth in Flight 1)
 
Shot Put
16.          Taylor Grayson                                  10.27m                 (fifth in Flight 1)
22.          Rebekah Hampton                          8.78m                    (eighth in Flight 1)
 
High Jump
15.          Rebekah Hampton                          1.40m
 
3000m Run
5.            Emily Poole                                         10:20.43               10
7.            Rebekah Wich                                   10:37.84               6
8.            Sophia Neglia                                     10:37.90               4
Top four runners are non-collegiate/unattached (does not score)
 
60m Dash
38.          Mercedes Bright                              8.43
46.          Rebakah Bryant                                8.79
 
60m Hurdles
28.          Rebekah Hampton                          9.87
 
Mile Run
3.            Brianna Nelson                                 5:16.80                  8
5.            Haley Morris                                      5:23.28                  4
Top runner is non-collegiate/unattached (does not score)
 
800m
32.          Taylor Sawyer                                    2:54.37                  (eighth in section 4)
 
200m
49.          Mercedes Bright                              29.26                     (second in 10th section)
 
DMR
2.            Chattanooga “A”                              12:35.50               8
4.            Chattanooga “B”                              12:55.87
 
4x400m Relay
21.          Chattanooga “A”                              4:17.75
24.          Chattanooga “B”                              4:23.02
 
TEAM SCORING
1)      Embry-Riddle........................................ 81
2)      Troy...................................................... 69
3)      Tulane.................................................. 61
          Alabama State...................................... 61
5)      Georgia Tech........................................ 60
6)      Chattanooga........................................ 40
7)      UAB...................................................... 36
8)      Emory.............................................. 11.75
9)      Montevallo........................................ 8.50
10)    Mississippi Valley.................................... 8
          William Carey.......................................... 8
12)    Shorter................................................... 7
13)    Tennessee Wesleyan.............................. 4
14)    Alabama A&M........................................ 3
15)    Florida A&M........................................... 2
16)    Birmingham-Southern........................ 1.75
 

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