Three Grab Wins in Season-Opening Blue Raider Invite
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. --- Three University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Running Mocs earned wins in the Indoor Track team's season opener Saturday at the Blue Raider Invitational hosted by Middle Tennessee at the Murphy Center.

Senior Tara Gietema (Knoxville, Tenn.), competing in her final collegiate season, won the women's 3000 meter with a time of 10:24.56 followed by teammate junior Kathryn Stuart (Brentwood, Tenn.) with a time of 10:26.74, just missing a PR.

In the men's 3000 meter, sophomore Nathan Wanuch (Mississauga, Ontario) took first in the event with a time of 8:37.43, besting his PR by almost two seconds. Junior Mark Cole (McKenzie, Tenn.) was third in the event with a time of 8:51.13, also a PR.

In the men's Mile Run, sophomore Lucas Cotter (Collierville, Tenn.) recorded a PR winning the race in a time of 4:14.33 and senior Emmanuel Kirwa (Kapsabet, Kenya) finished fourth overall with a time of 4:24.26.

Sophomore Amanda Sumner (Bristol, Conn.) placed second in the women's Mile Run with a time of 5:05.89. In the men's 800 meter run, junior Joshue Vasquez (Johnson City, Tenn.) placed fourth with a time of 1:57.49 and sophomore Drew Austell (Eads, Tenn.) placed eighth with a time of 2:00.67.

The Mocs return to action next weekend at the prestigious Rod McCravy Memorial hosted by the University of Kentucky.

3000 Meter Run
1 Tara Gietema 10:24.56
2 Kathryn Stuart 10:26.74

3000 Meter Run
1 Nathan Wanuch 8:05.38
3. Mark Cole 8:24.19

Mile Run
1 Lucas Cotter 4:14.33
4. Emmanuel Kirwa 4:24.26

Mile Run
2. Amanda Sumner 5:05.89
16. Morgan Buchanan 5:39.33

800 Meter Run
4. Josh Vasquez 1:57.73
8. Drew Austell 2:00.67
13. John Gilpin 2:02.03

400 Meter Dash
12. Gabby Cader 1:03.36
15. Ambria Reese 1:04.06
18. Sarah Washington 1:05.37
19. Chelsea Lemley 1:05.66

800 Meter Run
13. Jessica Philpott 2:27.64

55 Meter Hurdles
8. Taylor Pannell 9.61 Prelim
9. Samantha Pulido 9.99 Prelim

4x400 Meter Relay - women
7. Chattanooga A 4:22.29
8. Chattanooga B 4:41.63

4x400 Meter Relay - men
6. Chattanooga A 3:37.43

55 Meter Dash
14. Drew Harris 25.02

400 Meter Dash
6. Dezerick Frazier 51.44

55 Meter Hurdles
8. Blake Olson 8.42

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