Eagles Set Three School Records at Two Weekend Track & Field Meets
Emory University senior Alycia Adams, sophomore
Tony Lombardo, and freshman Eric
Weiner all set school records at the Tiger Paw
Invitational, while three other Eagles turned in strong
performances in the indoor pentathlon at the Darren Young
Adams set a new school record in the 300-meter dash with a time of 42.10 seconds, besting former Eagle Meghan Callier’s previous record time of 42.88, set during the 2005 season. She finished 16th-overall in the event.
Lombardo’s record-setting performance came in the pole vault, where he finished third by clearing a height of 4.60 meters. The mark topped his own school record of 4.45 meters, which he cleared twice earlier this season.
Finally, Weiner finished 22nd in the 1,000-meter run with a school record time of 2:46.07. The mark was over six seconds better than former Eagle Stephen Beehler’s time, which he set as part of the indoor pentathlon in 2008.
Other strong performances at the Tiger Paw Invitational, hosted by NCAA Division I Clemson University, came from Jasmine McCullough, whose time of 9.46 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles was the seventh-fastest in school history, Alix Dyer, who finished eighth in the 400-meter run with a time of 59.37 seconds, Stephen Ellwood, who finished seventh in the mile run with a time of 4:19.14, and Tim Halinski, who finished ninth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:36.58.
The Eagles also had season-best performances from their women’s 4x400-meter relay team of Adams, Gabrielle Clark, Dyer and Kaele Leonard (13th place, 4:02.25), their men’s 4x400-meter relay team of Jason Campbell, Isaac Chambers, Ian Francis and Mike Moserowitz (11th-place, 3:24.80) and their men’s distance medley relay team of Manvir Heir, Nick Cortellessa, Ty Trumbo and Kevin Lanza (fifth place, 10:39.20).
At the Darren Young Classic, both senior Brad Pruente and junior Lauren Attiah fell just short of NCAA provisional qualifying scores. Pruente scored 3,339 points, good for a fifth-place finish and just 11 points shy of the provisional standard. Attiah finished fourth with 2,964 points, 36 points short of provisional qualification. Sophomore Theresa Ford claimed eighth at the event with a score of 2,597 points.
The Eagles will now begin to turn their attention toward their conference championships in two weeks, as they will head back to Clemson next weekend for the Tiger Tune-Up, the squad’s final meet before the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships at the University of Chicago.