Emory Track & Field Wraps-Up the Weekend at the Clemson Invitational
The Eagles completed a successful weekend of competition at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Invitational on Saturday, highlighted by three of the top marks in the University Athletic Association (UAA) this season.
For the women, senior Lauren Attiah recorded the top triple jump mark in the UAA this season with a leap of 11.37 meters, ranking her 10th among all Division III athletes and finishing third at the meet. Attiah also finished 20th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.15 seconds, the fourth-fastest mark in the conference this year.
Junior Kaele Leonard placed herself on the edge of national qualification with a time of 59.63 seconds in the women's 400-meter dash, the fastest by a UAA competitor this year and 16th in Division III. The time was good for a 14th-place finish in the event at the meet. Junior Theresa Ford added a strong performance in the high jump, finishing second by clearing a height of 1.60 meters, the third-best in the UAA and tied for 32nd in Division III this year. Ford's mark also matched the 10th-best indoor high jump in the program's history.
Senior Ian Francis added the Eagles' other top UAA performance of the season at the meet, finishing fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 14.04 meters, also the 16th-best mark in Division III this season. Sophomore Scott Greathouse cleared a height of 1.91 meters in the high jump, the third-best mark in the UAA this season and good for a third-place finish. Junior Pat Lanter added a distance of 6.15 meters in the long jump, good for a 10th-place finish and fifth among UAA competitors for the campaign, while freshman Patrick Crews' time of 2:00.01 in the 800-meter run was the sixth-fastest by a UAA runner this campaign, and good for an eighth-place finish at the meet. Junior Jay Okeke added a strong performance in the 60-meter dash, recording a time of 7.24 seconds in the preliminaries, the fastest by an Eagle this season and seventh-fastest in the UAA. He finished 13th in the finals of the event at the meet on Friday night. Senior Geraint Davies captured the lone event victory of the day for the Emory men or women, winning the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:06.80.
Other top performances on the women's side for the Eagles came from senior Jasmine McCullough in the 60-meter hurdles (12th-place, 9.29 seconds in the preliminaries) and 60-meter dash (14th-place, 8.17 seconds), senior Laura Lambie-Hanson in the 800-meter run (ninth-place, 2:28.08), freshman Ashley Stumvoll in the 5,000-meter run (eighth-place, 20:25.01), and Ford in the long jump (10th-place, 5.19 meters).
For the men, other top performances came from senior Taylor Warren in the 60-meter hurdles (ninth-place, 10.12 seconds in the preliminaries) and 400-meter dash (10th-place, 58.50 seconds), sophomore Ishan Dey in the 5,000-meter run (fifth-place, 16:25.95), senior Ben Euwer in the shot put (fifth-place, 13.11 meters) and the weight throw (third-place, 13.04 meters), sophomore Edward Mulder in the mile run (eighth-place, 4:34.62) and Okeke in the 200-meter dash (eighth-place, 24.03 seconds).
Emory track and field will be back in action next Saturday, February 4th, at the University of the South's Tiger Indoor Invitational in Sewanee, Tenn.