CONWAY, Ark. - For the second time in three Southern Athletic Association Track and Field Championships, junior Ash Midyett takes home the fastest time in the 800 meters as the Sewanee track and field teams concluded action at the SAA Championships on Saturday, hosted by Hendrix College.
INSIDE THE MEET
Sewanee Women's Track and Field: Finished eighth of eight teams (30 points)
Sewanee Men's Track and Field: Finished eighth of eight teams (32 points)
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WOMEN TOP PERFORMERS
-Kelsie Schiavone, who won the 400-meter prelims on Friday, finished in third in the 400 final on Saturday with a 58.19-second time. With her preliminary time of 58.08 seconds, she stands in fourth place in the region.
-Clay McKnight ran to a second place finish in the 5,000 meters with an 18:25.82 result. The sophomore moved up from 35th in the region to inside the top-20. The Augusta, Ga. native also ran to a seventh-place time of 5:07.20 in the 1,500 meters.
-In the 100-meter hurdles, Meredith Stuber earned fourth place in the final with a 16.71-second mark. In the 200 final, the Stuttgart, Germany finished in sixth place with a 27.38-second time.
MEN TOP PERFORMERS
-Ash Midyett wins the 800 meters at the Championships for the second time in three years, as he earns an All-Conference nod for the third time in his career in the event. The Fairhope, Ala. native finished with a 1:55.40 time, a new personal best for the junior, as he outran Ben Griffith of Rhodes by 0.5 seconds.
-The 1:55.40 time is the fastest time in the league this season, and it is the seventh-fastest time in the South/Southeast region.
-In the 400 final, Letherio Jones nearly missed an All-Conference bid with a fourth place finish, sprinting to a personal-best time of 49.72 seconds. He moves up to 22nd in the South/Southeast Region with the time.
-Also in the 400 final, Ford McGovern finished seventh with a 51.57-second time.
-In the 110 hurdles final, Miles Martin recorded a seventh place finishing time of 17.07 seconds. In the 400 hurdles, the junior finished with a 59.63-second performance, good for seventh place.
-In the men's 4x400 relay, the quartet of Ford McGovern, Midyett, Erbie Jennings and Jones finished 0.77 seconds behind Oglethorpe for second place, running to a 3:24.88 time. Jones and Midyett, who were a part of the Honorable Mention team in this event last year, will earn a Second Team selection this season.