Blacksburg, Va.- The Charlotte 49ers track team finished up day two of the Virginia Tech Challenge on Saturday afternoon. The Virginia Tech Challenge was the last meet of the indoor season prior to Conference USA Indoor Championships starting on Friday, Feb. 28 and going into Saturday.
Chris Tate started off the meet with a second place overall finish in the men's 400m. Tate was the top overall collegiate finisher with a personal best time of 48.39. Brian Hamilton, Phillip Bryant and Christopher Boyd placed 7-9 respectively. Hamilton finished with a time of 49.81 with Bryant finishing .08 behind Hamilton and .01 in front of Boyd.
After setting the school record yesterday in the 600m, Tamayo posted a school record in the 1000m with a 2:27.69 performance. Adu Dentamo held the school record in the 1000m since 2010. Ben Sterett moves into fifth place on the all-time list in the 1000m with a time of 2:32.09.
Lauren Gulley finished seventh in the women's high jump finishing with a leap of 1.68m (5'6). Trey McRae placed second in the men's high jump with a leap of 2.08m (6'9.75).
Joann Blakney placed first in the women's long jump with a leap of 6.08m (19'11.5). Chelsia Carlton placed seventh with a 5.57m (18'3.25) performance.
Kevin Calhoun cleared 4.88m (16'0) following his record setting performance a week ago. Kerrick Williams placed fourth in the men's shot put with a toss of 15.10m (49'6) in his final throw.
Charlotte will head to Birmingham, Ala. for the 2014 Conference USA Indoor Championships hosted by UAB on Friday, Feb. 28 - Saturday, March 1.
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