Spartans Have Strong Performances at UNCG Early Bird Meet

December 5, 2016 at 10:14 am

Winston-Salem, N.C. – The USC Upstate track and field team saw one new school record and several new personal records as the Spartans opened the indoor season on Sunday at the UNCG Early Bird held at the JDL Fast Track.

“The meet was a good start to the season,” head coach Carson Blackwelder said. “We had solid performances overall and a few personal bests. If everyone keeps working hard over break we will have a great season.”

Noteworthy

  • Destinie Sykes won the women’s triple jump with a new school record mark of 11.72 meters.
  • Kalyn Brown won the women’s shot put with a personal-best throw of 13.21 meters. Brown’s throw is the second-best in school history.
  • Patrick Jamison tied the school record in the 60-meter dash with a personal-best time of 7.02
  • Other personal bests include Desman Martin (long jump) and Kyle Drollette (60-meter hurdles).
  • Kayla Jordon finished in third place in the 400-meter dash.

Upstate Women’s Results

60-meter Hurdles

  1. KeAndrea Ladson – 8.97
  2. Kennedy Holton – 9.14

400-meter Dash

  1. Kayla Jordon- 58.26

800-meter Run

  1. Fatima Pedroza – 2:26.25

High Jump

  1. 5. Breondra Steele – 1.55 meters

Long Jump

  1. Breondra Steele – 5.31 meters

Shot Put

  1. Kalyn Brown – 13.21 meters

Triple Jump

  1. Destinie Sykes – 11.72 meters
  2. Breondra Steele – 11.02 meters

Upstate Men’s Results

60-meter Dash

  1. Patrick Jamison – 7.02

60-meter Hurdles

  1. Kyle Drollette – 8.43
  2. Tanner Saunders – 8.61

200-meter Dash

  1. Patrick Jamison – 22.58
  2. Ezequiel Sepulveda – 23.07

400-meter Dash

  1. Kyle Drollette – 51.41
  2. Tanner Saunders – 51.55
  3. Collins Livinus – 51.84

800-meter Run

  1. Marcus Miles – 2:01.36

3,000-meter Run

  1. Griffin Eubanks – 9:13.24
  2. Jacob Coccia – 9:36.57

Long Jump

  1. Desman Martin – 6.76 meters

Shot Put

  1. Jaquille Mosley – 11.44 meters

Triple Jump

  1. Desman Martin – 13.90 meters
  2. Benjamin Bapuopeleh – 12.70 meters

Weight Throw

  1. Bryson Hatten – 11.75 meters

Up Next

  • The Spartans are off until the ETSU Invitational on Jan. 13-14 in Johnson City, Tenn.