CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte track and field team closed out the Tiger Paw Invitational hosted by Clemson on a high note as several 49ers claimed first place finishes on Saturday evening.
Mungo also went on to win the 400m (55.69) and Blakney finished second in the 200m (25.10). Alvonna Blakney
was third with a season-best time of 25.23.
The Niner women were solid in the distance events. Morgan Richards
finished first in the 3000m (10:13.12). Kristen Stout
was eight with a time of 10:27.57. In the mile, Slatter came in second with a season-best time of 5:00.88 which is ninth on the Charlotte all-time list. Richards was fourth with a personal record of 5:01.39 that moves to tenth on the all-time list. Maria Ruiz
finished eighth (5:05.55). In the 800m, Taylor Carcella
was fourth with a season-best time of 2:15.72 that is seventh on the all-time charts.
Khryan Shank had good performances in the sprints for the Niners. Shank won the open 60m (6.77). That time was a season-best and is tied fourth on the Charlotte all-time list. Shank was second in the 200m (21.95). John Osborne
was fourth with a season-best time of 22.16 and LeRoy Rouse
was eighth (22.38).
was the second collegiate finisher and third overall in the 60m with a time of 7.58. In the prelims she finished with a time of 7.56 which is her best performance of the season. Jones competed in the triple jump and finished fourth (39’1.25). Morrison had a leap of 38’7.75 that was good for seventh place.
The 49ers placed three in the top ten in the men’s triple jump. Cordell Livingston
was second (48’10.75), Anthony Campbell
was fourth with a season-best mark of 48’6.25 which now ranks tenth on the all-time list. Trey McRae
finished sixth with a leap of 48’1.25 in his first ever career debut in the triple jump.
(49.29) and Brian Hamilton
(49.82) were sixth and ninth respectively in the 400m. The duo posted season-best times and Tate’s time is seventh on the all-time list.
"We had a great meet at Clemson this weekend improving our standings in a number of events and providing valuable strategic feedback regarding how we should enter our people into next week's Atlantic 10 Conference Championship," head coach Robert Olesen
said. "We really performed well in virtually every event that we felt we were underrepresented in the conference rankings from regular season meets and showed that those that will be traveling to URI next week are primed and ready for championship level performances."
Charlotte will be back on the track on Saturday, Feb. 16-17 when it competes in its final Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship in Newport, Rhode Island.
Welcome to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation!
If you wish to make a contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign or Let Me Play (fundraiser for women's athletics), you can do so online or by calling the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-1047/4950.
Football Parking - please note the following areas are sold out: Green CRI 1, Green CRI 1A, Green CRI 2, Green CRI 2A, Green CRI 3, Green CRI 3A, Orange CRI Deck Rooftop, Yellow Union Deck Rooftop and Purple West Deck Rooftop.
This system will give you full access to your own personal account and display donations and pledges to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation.
Please Note: If you have ever contributed to the Athletic Foundation, you have an existing account and should login using that information. Please do not create a second account. If you are unsure of your account status or need your login information, please contact the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-4950/1047.
If your gift will be accompanied by a matching gift from your employer please do not make your gift online. Contact the Athletic Foundation at (704)687-1047 for information of contributions with a matching gift.
If you are a new member and have not participated in any of the ways mentioned above, please create a new account below and make a pledge to our current campaign.