UTC's Poole Fifth In 5000 Meter At ETSU Invitational

Friday, February 2, 2018
 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore Emily Poole took fifth overall in the women’s 5000 meter final Friday night on Day One of the ETSU Buccaneer Invitational.

Poole won her heat, finishing more than 20 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Her time of 18:24.64 was behind four finishers in the first heat.

“Emily ran just fast enough to get a fast heat mark for conference,” Chattanooga head coach Andy Meyer said. “She cruised her race, lapping everyone in her heat and some more than once.
She still has a tough 3000m race tomorrow.”

Mercedes Bright ran the 60 meter Dash in a time of 8.51 and then ran the 200 meter Dash prelim in a time of 28.70. Taylor Sawyer placed fourth in her heat in the 200m in a time of 30.24.

“Mercedes had a much improved start and acceleration over her last race and we have to have her hold it over the last 20 meters,” Meyer said.

Nicole Buehrle was third in her heat in the 400 meter Dash with a time of 1:03.78.

“Nicole did great in the 400m,” Meyer said. “She was two seconds off her PR and she is coming off an ankle injury. We also had her run in trainers, not spikes. Once she gets back to full training, she’ll tear it up.”

The Mocs will wrap up competition Saturday with several final events including the 3000 meter, 4x400 meter and the 800m Run.

“We hope to continue with our solid performances tomorrow for both the women and men.”

Live scoring is online at GoMocs.com and results will be posted once they become available.

 
RESULTS

400m Dash

32.          Nicole Buehrle                                                  1:03.78                                  3rd in heat

 

 

60m Dash

50.          Mercedes Bright                                              8.51                                        5th in heat

 

200m Dash

71.          Mercedes Bright                                              28.70                                     4th in heat

82.          Taylor Sawyer                                                    30.24                                     4th in heat

 

5000m

5.            Emily Poole                                                         18:24.64                               won heat

PREP SCHEDULES

FOOTBALL     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Father Ryan at Baylor Bradley at William Blount Brainerd at Tyner Central at Hixson Notre Dame at Chattanooga Christian Cleveland at Ooltewah East Hamilton at Anderson Co. East Ridge at Howard Grace at Mt. Juliet Christian Sunbright at Lookout Valley Loudon at Marion ... (click for more)

Cleveland State Cross Country Competes In Berry Invitational

The Cleveland State Community College Cross Country team competed in the Berry Invitational on Saturday. It was a nice cool morning for the Cougar's biggest race of the year. The field was stacked with D-1 competition such as Georgia, Berea, and UTC. A total of 20 schools attended most of them were D1, D2 schools.   Luis Perez led the Cougars running a personal best 8K time ... (click for more)

Motorcyclist Brennan Wilson, 26, Killed In Accident On Highway 153 Sunday Evening

Brennan Wilson, 26, was killed in an accident on Sunday on Highway 153. The Chattanooga Police Department's Traffic Unit responded at approximately 7:56 p.m. to a fatality crash at 5200 Highway 153. A Ford Fiesta, driven by Rachael Daniels, 19, was facing southbound in the left turn lane waiting for northbound traffic to clear the intersection. She stated to police she waited ... (click for more)

Sears At Hamilton Place To Close

Sears at Hamilton Place Mall is on the list of the latest Sears department stores to close.   It is one of four on the list in Tennessee to shut its doors.   The Sears at Northgate Mall will remain open for now.   The annoucement case as Sears on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.   It announced the closing of 142 Sears ... (click for more)

Why Are Joda Thongnopnua And Phil Bredesen Downplaying Their Democratic Values?

For the past several months, the Democratic Party has reached a tipping point. “Their Resistance” is to oppose anything and everything Republicans are doing to deliver a stronger economy and better economic opportunities for all Americans.  Yet, I find it very interesting that the public outcry we are seeing from the Democrats on a national level is nowhere to be found when ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Coach Who Said ‘No’

I couldn’t tell you the first time I met John Gagliardi … 30 years ago? 40? … and I never saw him nearly enough. He was a Division III football coach at some monastery of a place in Minnesota and that’s a long way from the Southeastern Conference. Our orbits rarely overlapped but somewhere down the line we were at the same table for dinner. Once that happened, it seemed like the ... (click for more)