Eagles finish in first overall at Sewanee

Eagles finish in first overall at Sewanee

SEWANEE, Tenn. – Finishing on a high note was a definite goal for both the Carson-Newman men and women's track and field teams, who each took first-place overall at the Sewanee Indoor meet.

"The coaching staff had a checklist of things we wanted to get done today: win the meet, earn personal best marks, improve our region standing, break school records, and get ready for nationals. We did all of them," coach David Needs said. 

The highlights of the meet are endless, with at least 12 athletes finishing in first-place in their respective event(s).

In women's field events, Tiana Mills dominated in the women's long jump for the second week in a row, with a leap of 5.22m. Samantha Grudger, Kristen Chapman and Gabrielle Fewell followed in second, third and forth-place, respectively. Mills also earned second-place in the women's triple jump, after an 11.20m leap into the pit. 

Tori Gaul (Salisbury, N.C.) earned first place in the women's pole vault. In women's high jump, Chapman's 5' 5" jump gave her first-place. Jessica Azor and Grudger earned second and third-place in the same event, respectively. Azor also finished in third-place in the women's shot put after her 34-foot throw.

In men's field events, TJ Davis (Ooltewah, Tenn.) dominated in the pit, earning first-place in both the men's long jump and triple jump. Sophomore Jason Williams finished in second place in the men's long jump after a leap of 6.69m.

Tanner Stepp (Jefferson City, Tenn.) once again finished in first-place in the men's high jump with a 6'10.75" jump. Randall Freeman earned first in the men's shot put after a 42-foot throw. 

In women's sprinting events, Shauntae Miller finished in first-place in the women's 400-meter dash after a 1:01.39 finish. Gaul finished in third-place. Fewell finished in third-place in the women's 55-meter dash. Freshman Hannah Greene earned third-place in the women's mile run, and sophomore Sara Honaker finished in third place in the women's 3000 Meter Run.

In men's sprinting events, senior Darius Childs finished in first-place in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.11. Jason Williams earned first in the 55 meter dash after a 6.61 second finish. Anthony Jackson earned third-place in the men's 800 meter run, and junior Matt Rust finished in third-place in the 200 meter dash after a 23.57 second time.

Both the men and women's 4x400 meter relay teams finished in first place, respectively in the final event of the evening. 

"We had several teachable opportunities today and our team responded.  It was a great way to see our the team segment of our indoor season end," Needs said. 

Each of the Eagles teams finished the meet in first-place. The women earned 175 points in 14 events, and the men 151 points in 15 events. To say they ended on a good note would be an understatement. 

The Eagles head to Birmingham, AL for the NCAA Division 2 Indoor Track and Field Championships in two weeks. 


Women Long Jump

1 Tiana Mills 5.22m

2 Samantha Grudger 5.16m

3 Kristin Chapman 4.83m

4 Gabrielle Fewell 4.70m


Men Long Jump

1 TJ Davis 7.09m

2 Jason Williams 6.69m

5 Randall Freeman 6.42m


Women Triple Jump

2 Tiana Mills 11.20m (36-09.00)


Men Triple Jump

1 TJ Davis 13.80m (45-03.50)

2 Christian Robinson 12.98m


Women Pole Vault

1 Tori Gaul 3.20m (10-06.00)


Women High Jump

1 Kristin Chapman 1.65m

2 Jessica Azor 1.60m

3 Samantha Grudger 1.55m


Men High Jump

1 Tanner Stepp 2.10m


Women Shot Put

3 Jessica Azor 10.36m

5 Christianna Smith 9.60m

6 Amanda Bennett 8.68m


Men Shot Put

1 Randall Freeman 13.09m

6 Roy Collins 10.18m


Women 55-Meter Hurdles

3 Gabrielle Fewell 9.66

4 Lindsey Franklin 10.18

5 Jessica Azor 10.20


Men 55-Meter Hurdles

1 Darius Childs 8.11

2 Christian Robinson 8.29


Women 55-Meter Dash

6 Jessica Azor 7.71


Men 55-Meter Dash

1 Jason Williams 6.61

2 TJ Davis 6.65

5 Noah Hill 6.75

6 Aaron Seward 6.77


Women Mile Run

3 Hannah Greene 5:48.46

8 Sara Honaker 5:54.75

10 Sara Sharp 5:57.45

17 Haylea Seals 6:20.01

19 Amber Farmer 6:41.87


Men Mile Run

5 Lachlan Dickie 4:44.26

17 Alec Bross 5:16.30


Women 400-Meter Dash

1 Shauntae Miller 1:01.39

3 Tori Gaul 1:02.60

6 Madison Pickel 1:05.12


Men 400-Meter Dash

6 Ray Tiller 54.99

7 Melton Matthew 55.25

10 Tyler Johnson 56.26

15 Colin Smith 57.43


Women 800-Meter Run

4 Aiyana Martino 2:34.31

5 Sarah Sharp 2:34.39

13 Haylea Seals 2:49.68

15 Duncan Sparks 2:53.84


Men 800-Meter Run

3 Anthony Jackson 2:04.96

4 Joshua Marsh 2:06.57


Women 200-Meter Dash

4 Shauntae Miller 27.54

5 Cassie Smith 27.95

7 Briana Hunter 28.34

8 Anna Bauder 28.50


Men 200-Meter Dash

3 Matt Rust 23.57

4 Aaron Seward 23.70

10 Noah Hill 25.19


Women 3000-Meter Run

3 Sara Honaker 11:33.60

5 Hannah Greene 11:42.39

10 Amber Farmer 14:12.45


Women 4x400 Meter Relay

1 Carson-Newman 4:17.82


Men 4x400 Meter Relay

1 Carson-Newman 3:39.83