Moc Runners Set New Marks At War Eagle Invitational

Friday, April 20, 2018
All five University of Tennessee at Chattanooga runners in the 5000 meter set new marks Friday night at the War Eagle Invitational in Auburn, Ala.

“We did fabulous!” Chattanooga head coach Andy Meyer exclaimed. “All of the 5K girls set PRs. Emily [Poole] was right at it. Rebekah [Wich], Brianna [Nelson], Sophia [Neglia], Hannah [Caldwell] and Emily ran outstanding against a top caliber field.”

Emily Poole led the Mocs with a sixth place finish in the 5000 meter Invitation run.
She edged out her previous best time by 0.07 seconds at 17:25.19. Sophia Neglia, Brianna Nelson, Rebekah Wich and Hannah Caldwell each crushed their previous best times.

Neglia was 12th with a time of 17:52.64 topping her previous best by nearly 13 seconds. Nelson improved her time by nearly 25 seconds placing 13th with a time of 17:53.93. Wich left her previous top time in the dust moving up from 18:29.96 set earlier this season at the JSU Quad Invite to a blistering 17:54.52. Caldwell improved by almost 13 seconds to 18:05.59.

“To have four [runners] below 18 minutes and another right at it is very good and a great result,” Meyer said. Last year we had just one under 18:50.”

Taylor Grayson tossed the hammer 40.42 finishing 17th in a strong field.

“Taylor had a quality throw today,” Meyer said.

Tomorrow will see a larger slate of runners and field athletes including Haley Morris in the 3000 meter Steeplechase. Grayson will throw the shot while Rebekah Hampton and Rebekah Bryant are set to compete in the jumps.


Hammer Throw



Taylor Grayson






Emily Poole




Sophia Neglia




Brianna Nelson




Rebekah Wich




Hannah Caldwell




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