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Several PR's Set at Savannah State Eye Opener

Several PR's Set at Savannah State Eye Opener

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Emmanuel College track and field team competed at the Savannah State EyeOpener meet. On the field side, Barthell and Heiss made a lot of noise. Clara won her first college event in the women's pole vault after clearing a new program's outdoor record of 9'3.25; qualifying for conference. Despite not making out the finals in the 100 meter dash, Deja soared in the jumps after placing 8th in long jump with a 16'7.75 and 3rd in triple jump with a 33'7.50.

On the running side, it was junior Cassandra Teasley who dominated in her events. She advanced out of the preliminary round in the 100 meter dash with a 12.53 to finish 5th, but came back with a 2nd place finish clocking a 12.60. She came back and won the 200 meter dash with an impressive 25.34. Her success concluded after she ran as first leg on the 4x400 meter relay to help run a 4:12.71 with Charity, Thalia, and Alisha and to finish 4th overall. The 100 meter hurdles trio also turned some heads when all three of them advanced out of the preliminary round. Alisha won with a 15.21, Clara finished 3rd with a 15.79, and Ashley finished 6th with a 17.48. 

When it came to finals Wright took 2nd with a 15.50, Heiss finished behind her with a 15.59, and George took 7th to clock a 17.97. Freshman Thalia Sutherland ran a personal record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:02.18, Dominga took a PR in the 800 with a 2:53.44 and 6:11.39 in the 1500, Erin Putnam took a PR in the 800 with a 3:11.06, Quarles took 2nd in a career debut in PR in the 5000 meter run with a time of 19:21.62. The women ended the meet on a high note and will be back to compete at the 49er Classic in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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