Niners Wrap up Split Meets
Courtesy: Charlotte Sports Information
          Release: 02/01/2014
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Winston-Salem, N.C.- The Charlotte 49ers continued day two of the JDL Hilton Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Alvonna Blakney continued to tear up the track in the 60m hurdles.  Blakney finished third in the semis (8.64) and followed up that performance with a career best performance in the finals with a third place finish with a time of 8.57.  Blakney moved up to third in program history on the all-time list.

Joann Blakney grabbed the top spot in the 60m dash semis with a time of 7.51.  Blakney followed up the semis with a better performance grabbing the top spot in the finals as well with a 7.41 performance.

Anthony Bynum and LeRoy Rouse qualified for the finals in the 60m dash after taking fourth and eighth place respectively.  Bynum had a 6.83 performance, while Rouse ran a 6.95.  Both of them did not participate in the finals.

Chris Tate grabbed a second place finish in the men’s 200m with a 22.15 performance.  Sarah Justice grabbed a third place finish in the women’s 200m with a 26.13 performance.  Marissa Pinckney finished with a time of 26.57.

T’Sheila Mungo added her name to another list in program history running the 800m in the fourth fastest time.  Mungo finished the 800m in sixth with a time of 2:12.21.  Teammate Rachel Miller finished in eighth with a 2:17.68 800m.

Lauren Gulley improved her career best in the women’s high jump and moving up the all-time list moving in a tie for third place with a jump of 1.70m (5’7) and placing second in the event.  Trey McRae improved his season best high jump performance with a second place finish and a leap of 2.10m (6’10.75) and a second place finish.

Nathan Jeffers and Mike Cross competed in the men’s heptathlon over the course of the weekend.  Nathan Jeffers finished with a total of 4562 and a fourth place overall finish.  Cross finished behind Jeffers in fifth with a total of 4399.  Jeffers added his name to the all-time list in seventh overall in program history.

The Niners take next weekend off before heading back to Winston-Salem, N.C. for the JDL UCS Invitational.


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