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Shane Sullivan Breaks 3000m Run Record at Samford Open

Shane Sullivan Breaks 3000m Run Record at Samford Open

Junior Shane Sullivan broke the school record in the 3000m Run to lead the Emory University Men's Track and Field team in action this past weekend at the Samford Open.

Sullivan clocked in with a time of 8:22.85, besting his previous school record by nearly 12 seconds (8.34.57).

Senior Kyle Veator posted an Emory season-best mark in the long jump at 6.65m while junior Max Brown turned in an Eagles' season-best time of 4:16.94 in the mile run. Freshman Samuel Branson clocked in under the two-minute mark for the first time in his career, finishing 19th overall at 1:59.80.

The Eagles also sent a small contingent of athletes to the Tiger Indoor Invitational hosted by Sewanee University on Saturday afternoon. Emory finished eighth at the meet with a total of 22 points.

Junior Charlie Hu paced the Eagles at Sewanee, accounting for 12 of the Eagles' total points. Hu finished first in the triple jump at 13.35m and was fifth in the high jump at 1.70m. He also competed in the long jump, tying for seventh with freshman Michael Battat with a mark of 6.28m.

Sophomore Zachary Lembersky eclipsed his previous top distance in the weight throw, registering a mark of 14.39 to finish second in the event. His mark is seventh-best ever recorded in school history.

Junior Charles King rounded out the Emory scoring leaders at the meet with a fifth place effort in the 800m Run, finishing in a time of 2:08.17.

Emory returns to Sewanee next Friday with the Sewanee Indoor Invitational. The meet will be the final tune up before the Eagles head to Brandeis University for the 2017 UAA Indoor Championships on February 25th and 26th.

Freshman Isabel Saridakis broke the school record in the pole vault as the Emory Women's Track and Field team finished second at the Tiger Indoor Invitational with 63 points.

Saridakis turned in Emory's lone first place showing at the meet, with a dominant first place effort in the event. Saridakis posted a mark of 3.41m while the next best finisher was at a height of 3.05m. Her 3.41m set the school record in the event, narrowly eclipsing Tracy Whittaker's previous top mark of 3.40m set in 2008.

Sophomore Jordan Small placed second in the high jump with a mark of 1.50m while classmate Gracie Potokar added a third place finish in the shot put with an Emory season-best mark of 10.88m.

In the track events, sophomore Hayley Moyer was third in the 400m Dash at 1:01.95 while freshman Amy Hunter was fourth in the 55m Dash with a time of 7.75m. Hunter also scored for the Eagles in the triple jump, placing fourth at 10.62m.

Emory also sent performers to compete against mostly Division I competition at the Samford Open on Friday and Saturday. There was no team scoring at the meet.

Sophomore Dilys Osei recorded a team season-best time in the 60m Hurdles at 9.49. Sophomore Dani Bland led all Emory performers in both the 60m Dash (8.03) and 200m Dash (25.58).

Junior Megan Waples placed fifth in the 5000m Run in a time of 18:19.61 while classmate Gabrielle Stravach was seventh in the mile at 5:07.01. Fellow junior Tru Powell was 14th in the 3000m Run while sophomore Ariana Newhouse finished 16th in the 400m Dash with a time of 58.57. Sophomore Radhika Shah rounded out the Eagles performers in individual events, posting a 19th-place showing in the 800m Run at 2:21.15.

Emory returns to Sewanee next Friday with the Sewanee Indoor Invitational. The meet will be the final tune up before the Eagles head to Brandeis University for the 2017 UAA Indoor Championships on February 25th and 26th.