Track and Field Competes Well in the Magic City

Track and Field Competes Well in the Magic City

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Sewanee track and field teams finished the weekend with the 'Southern Invitational at Birmingham-Southern College inside Krulak Stadium.

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-Clay McKnight ran to a fifth place finish in the 1,500 meters with a 5:01.21 mark. The sophomore, despite not making a season-best in the event, is ranked 14th in the South/Southeast Region.

-In the 5,000 meters, the Augusta, Ga. native ran the first 5K race of her collegiate career with a 19:15.84 time good for third in the event, 8th in the Southern Athletic Association and 23rd among all Division III female runners.

-In the 400-meter hurdles, Elizabeth Shackelford finished 10th, third among Division III competitors, with a 1:14.78 mark in the event. The sophomore is seventh among conference competitors and 15th among South/Southeast institutions.

-Meredith Stuber competed in three events over the weekend: the 200 meters, 100-meter hurdles and the long jump. In the 200, the senior ran a season-best time of 27.32 seconds, sixth-best among Division III student-athletes. With that run, the Stuttgart, Germany native is tied for fourth in the SAA, 10th in the region and 29th nationally in the event.

-In the 100 hurdles, Stuber hurdled to a 16.97-second mark for ninth place overall and third among Division III competitors at the meet. Among the ranks, she is tied for fourth in the conference, 12th in the region and 31st nationally.

-Stuber also competed in the long jump, where she finished 11th with a clearance of 4.78 meters. A season-best, that jump ranks her seventh in the SAA, 17th in the South/Southeast Region and 33rd nationally.

-Kelsie Schiavone is flirting with the school record in the 400 meters. The senior finished 10th in the event, the fastest among all Division III runners with a 1:00.83 mark, missing the school record by 0.96 seconds and her personal best by 0.38 seconds. With her run last week at Berry (1:00.66), the Danville, Ky. has the fastest time in the SAA, and she is third in the region and seventh among Division III runners.

-Ash Midyett ran a 1:58.69 in the 800 meters for eighth in the event and third among D-III competitors. Despite missing his season-best by 0.63 seconds, the senior is ranked second in the SAA, fourth in the South/Southeast region and sixth nationally.

-Jack Barganier ran to a 10th place finish in the 5,000 meters with a 16:07.53 mark. With a 15:48.40 time in the 5K last week at Berry, the junior is ranked second in SAA, seventh in region and 18th among Division III runners.

-Kalon Johnson ran a new personal best in the 200 meters with a 24.29-second mark. In the 100 meters, he sprinted to an 11.95-second time.

The Tigers return to action March 29-30 at the Emory Classic in Atlanta.

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