NC State

T&F: NC State gets 5 first-place finishes at Last Chance Qualifier

Posted May 16, 2014

N.C. State Logo

— Five first-place finishes and three personal-best results highlighted the annual Wolfpack Last Chance Qualifier for the NC State track and field team on Friday at Paul Derr Track.

All told, 35 Wolfpack student-athletes took part in the final outdoor regular season event of the year with their sights set on achieving final qualifying marks for the NCAA East Regional. State will now await qualifying bids for the Regional, which will be held May 29-31 in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Wolfpack got things started off strong in the long jump, notching a pair of first place finishes courtesy of Jonathan Addison and Alexis Perry. Addison's jump of 24'02.50" (7.38m) was the best jump by nearly two feet amongst the men, while Perry's leap of 20'09.25" put her in first in the outdoor long jump for the third time this year. Amara Bell, also competing in the women's long jump, finished in sixth after registering a distance of 18'01.75" (5.53m).

In the men's 100m dash, Addison led a trio of Wolfpack runners with a time of 10.60, good enough for fifth place, while Cameron Cooper (11.08) and William Taylor-Haynes (11.21) finished 10th and 11th, respectively. In the women's 100m, Paisley Simmons recorded a third-place finish with a result of 11.86, while J'Den Williams came in fifth at 12.26.

In the men's 110m hurdles, Taylor-Haynes (14.41) and Josh Gandy (15.97) finished in third place and fifth place, while Perry took first in the women's 100m hurdles with a time of 13.32.

On the field, Elizabeth Shuman took first in the women's high jump, clearing the bar at a height of 5'07.25" (1.71m), while Nathaniel Williams took first in the men's discus with a throw of 179'0" - his second best mark of the year. Jule Rich, also competing in discus, took sixth place after a heave of 156'1".

In women's discus, Sequoia Watkins (157'11"), Nicole Chavis (153'8") and Alyssa Dunn (134'5") took second, third and fifth, respectively. Bell finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 37'04.00" (11.38m) to close out the competition in the field events for the Pack.

Brian Davis (48.50) and Will Krehnbrink (48.67) finished in third and fifth, respectively in the men's 400m, while Denae Ford (56.65) an Sharese Roberts (57.46) finished in 11th and 13th place, respectively. Wolfpack freshman Tiana Patillo took sixth place with a time of 55.84 competing unattached in the event. In the women's 200m, Ford (25.44) and Roberts (25.49) registered a 10th and 11th place showing for the Pack.

In the men's 1,500m, Michael Mansy took 15th place with a time of 3:50.88, while Sam Roberson registered a 19th place result at 3:53.25. Adrian Ross (3:55.47) and Matt Schick (4:00.36) ended in 25th and 26th, while Sebastian Hanson (3:49.00) and Jacob Thomson (3:50.37) finished 11th and 14th running unattached.

A personal-best time of 4:24.03 by Erin Mercer led five NC State runners in the women's 1,500m. Mercer's second-place finish was just ahead of Samantha George (4:23.94) who came in third running unattached. Megan Moye (4:27.23) and Joanna Thompson (4:28.37) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, while Samantha Norman (4:37.43) and Esther Fisher (4:39.02) ended in 13th place and 15th place.

In the men's 800m, Vibushan Sivakumaran registered a fifth place finish after running a time of 1:50.57, while Clay Jones found himself in 14th place after running 1:55.49. In the women's 800m, Ryanna Henderson ran a personal-best of 2:08.82 to grab second place.

Cooper led a trio of Wolfpack runners in the men's 200m with a seventh place finish after a result of 22.22, while Davis (22.35) and Krehnbrink (22.69) ended in eighth place and 12th place.

Matt Sonnenfeldt blew away the field in the men's 5,000m, recording a time of 14:05.84 to finish in first place by almost 32 seconds, while Olivia Enright, competing in the women's 3,000m steeplechase, took third with a time of 10:55.71.

In the final event of the day, the mixed 10,000m Halsey Merritt registered a time 34:53.42, setting a new personal-best in the event by nearly two minutes. Erika Kemp (35:32.21) and Alexa Harvey (35:39.35) also competed in the event, finishing in fourth and fifth, respectively behind Merritt who took third.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Newest First
View all
TV
  • NFL: Arizona at Houston

    Tomorrow at 4:00 am on FOX50

  • NFL: San Diego at Minnesota

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • NFL: Cincinnati at Jacksonville

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC Blitz

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Golf Special: Road to the Ryder Cup

    Sunday, Sep. 4 at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Golf: Deutsche Bank Championship

    Sunday, Sep. 4 at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

NFL Preseason
Thursday, Aug. 25
Atlanta6Final
Miami17
 
Dallas17Final
Seattle27
Friday, Aug. 26
New England19Final
Carolina17
 
Buffalo16Final
Washington21
 
Pittsburgh27Final
New Orleans14
 
Cleveland13Final
Tampa Bay30
 
Green Bay21Final
San Francisco10
Saturday, Aug. 27
Kansas City23Final
Chicago7
 
Detroit31:21
2nd Qtr
Baltimore20
 
Philadelphia17Halftime
Indianapolis3
 
NY Giants07:20
2nd Qtr
NY Jets0
 
Tennessee103:12
1st Qtr
Oakland7
 
Los Angeles 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST8:00 CT5:00 UAE (+1)21:00 ET0:00
Denver 
Sunday, Aug. 28
San Diego 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST12:00 CT21:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00
Minnesota 
 
Arizona 1:25 PT2:25 MT3:25 CT4:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 北京时间1:25 MST3:25 EST3:25 CT0:25 UAE (+1)16:25 ET19:25
Houston 
 
Cincinnati 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 北京时间5:00 MST7:00 EST7:00 CT4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ET23:00
Jacksonville 
 
The Barclays (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1R. Fowler-918
2P. Reed-818
3A. Scott-718
4tM. Laird-618
4tE. Grillo-618
6tJ. Thomas-518
6tK. Streelman-518
6tG. Woodland-518
6tJ. Day-518
10tT. Finau-418
View Full Leaderboard
 
Canadian Pacific (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1A. Jutanugarn-1718
2I. Chun-1518
3tS. Kim-1218
3tS. Meadow-1218
5tA. Nordqvist-1118
5tH. Jang-1118
5tA. Sharp-1118
5tA. Yang-1118
5tC. Choi-1118
10tM. Lee-1018
View Full Leaderboard
 
Made in Denmark (EURO)
PosNameScoreThru
1B. Dredge-1218
2tD. Lipsky-1118
2tA. Otaegui-1118
2tT. Pieters-1118
5J. Lagergren-1018
6tM. Kaymer-818
6tP. Dunne-818
6tR. Gouveia-818
9R. Sterne-718
10tC. Hanson-618
View Full Leaderboard
 
Boeing Classic (CHMP)
PosNameScoreThru
1G. Sauers-1218
2J. Durant-1018
3tS. Ames-918
3tT. Byrum-918
5tW. Austin-818
5tB. Langer-818
5tF. Quinn-818
5tK. Triplett-818
5tG. Waite-818
10tF. Funk-718
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Saturday, Aug. 27
Winston-Salem Open (ATP)
Final
(2) R. Bautista A78 61 4   
(16) P. Carreno Bu66 77 6   
 
WTA Scoreboard
Saturday, Aug. 27
Connecticut Open (WTA)
Final
(1) A. Radwanska6 77    
(10) E. Svitolina1 63