Track & Field Open Season at Tiger RelaysMarch 2, 2014
SAVANNAH, Ga.- The Brevard College track & field team opened their outdoor season at Savannah State University for the Savannah State Tiger Relays on Saturday.
The Women Distance Medley included Heidi Kaartinen, China Davis, Ashley Lowe and Angela Canale. The group finished in third place during the race but recorded a new school record of 13:15.41.
Josh Mower was highlighted as a top performer for the Tornados after winning in the 5000m with a PR of 15:30.37.
Coach Adam Malloy also recognized Chris Shore as his “Athlete of the Meet.” Chris Shore has been confined to an elliptical and stationary bike for nearly two months after suffering from a tough and painful injury, but he succeeded in matching his 800m PR in his leg of the distance medley relay, setting the team up for a fourth place finish.
“Chris showed the competitive spirit and determination I look for,” Coach Malloy expressed, “He did not create an excuse for himself based on his limited training.”
Additionally, Raphael Jordan finished in second for the Long Jump recording 6.49 meters. Peter Woerner placed second for Shot Put at 10.68 meters and 31.09 meters in Discus. Micah Voelzow also landed a second place spot after reaching 1.70 meters in the men’s High Jump.
The 4x200 Meter Relay squad was compiled of Mitch Watson, Marcus Lunsford, Raphael Jordan and Josh Grinstead. The quartet finished the race in fourth place with a time of 1:35.68.
The team will compete at the Charlotte 49er Classic during the March 21-22 weekend in Charlotte, N.C.