Charlotte, N.C.- After a cold and rainy weekend the 49ers track and field teams completed the Charlotte Invitational claiming numerous top five finishes.
Taylor Carcella led the Niners in the women's 800m run taking the top spot overall edging teammate Rachel Miller. Carcella posted a season-best running the event in 2:11.68. Miller came in second with a performance of 2:12.02. Maraya Slatter finished in the top five finishing in fourth with a time of 2:13.85. Michael Tamayo finished in fourth in the men's 800m finishing with a time of 1:51.95.
Lauren Pollard and Ashleigh Handchen took the top two spots in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase. Pollard's performance moved her to seventh all-time in Charlotte history with a personal best time of 11:10.78. Handchen took second with a performance of 11:19.72.
Morgan Richards posted the ninth fastest time in program history in the 5000 meter with a performance of 17:16.89. Kim Spano and Kristen Stout finished third and fourth respectively. Spano finished with a time of 17:38.58 with Stout following with a time of 17:42.24. Zach Greth placed second in the men's 5000m with a time of 14:56.64. Ben Sterett placed fourth with a time of 15:15.13.
Evelyn Putman finished second in the women's Heptathlon with 4179 total points. Putman placed first in the 100m hurdles, 200m, and long jump events. Putman placed second in the shot put with a third place finish in the javelin and fourth in the high jump.
In the field events, Katrina Wright took third in the women's hammer throw with a mark of 165' 6 (50.45m). Jamaica Dean placed fourth with a mark of 163' 6 (49.83m). Wright also took first place in the women's discus with a throw of 123' 11 (37.77m). Jackie Downey placed third with a mark of 114'9 (34.98m).
Kerrick Williams took second place in the men's hammer throw with a mark of 168'9 (51.44m). Daniel Freeman took the top spot in the men's javelin with a throw of 193'8 (59.04). Camila Alonso took second in the women's javelin with a throw of 129'11 (39.60m).
Kacie Sledge took second place in the women's high jump clearing 5'2.25 (1.58m). Coye Still finished second in the men's long jump with a leap of 22'5.25 (6.84m). Dejah Hayes and Briauna Jones took the top two spots in the women's long jump respectively. Hayes finished with a performance of 17'10.5 (5.45m) with Jones following behind with a leap of 17'9 (5.41m).
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