Spartans Record Multiple Personal Bests at Buccaneer Invitational

February 6, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Johnson City, Tenn. – The USC Upstate men’s and women’s track and field teams made their second visit of the season to the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center this weekend as part of the Buccaneer Invitational.


  • Kayla Jordon finished in sixth place in the 400-meter dash.
  • Breondra Steele earned a fifth place finish in the high jump.
  • Kalyn Brown finished in third place in the shot put.
  • Kennedy Holton and Jazmine Burse scored top-10 finishes in the 60-meter hurdles. Holton finished in fifth place while Burse scored a seventh place result.
  • Jordon (400-meter dash), Holton (60-meter hurdles), Essence Jackson (400-meter dash), Kelsey Warren (Mile Run) and Leah Jostes (3,000-meter run) each finished with personal bests.
  • Upstate had a pair of top-10 finishers in the men’s 5,000-meter run. Theodore Kountourogiannis finished in fourth place while Griffin Eubanks claimed a ninth place finish.
  • Desman Martin finished in tenth place in the triple jump.
  • Kountourogiannis (5,000-meter run), Roman Mealing (800-meter run), Jared Coccia (3,000-meter run) Jacob Coccia (3,000-meter run), Abraham Hernandez (3,000-meter run) each had personal bests.

Upstate Women’s Results

60-meter Hurdles

  1. Kennedy Holton – 8.93
  2. Jazmine Burse – 9.17

400-meter Dash

  1. Kayla Jordon- 57.92

800-meter Run

  1. Essence Jackson- 2:24.62

High Jump

  1. 5. Breondra Steele – 1.63 meters

Triple Jump

  1. Destinie Sykes – 11.50 meters

Shot Put

  1. Kayln Brown – 12.73 meters

Upstate Men’s Results

Mile Run

  1. Dorian Jones – 4:27.88

5,000-meter Run

  1. Theodore Kountourogiannis – 15:14.09
  2. Griffin Eubanks – 15:28.62

Triple Jump

  1. Desman Martin – 13.77 meters

Up Next

  • The Spartans will enjoy a weekend off before competing in the UCS Invitational on Feb. 18 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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