Vaulters show out at Winthrop, rest of squad soars at Shorter

Rome, Ga.— The Carson-Newman track and field team competed in the Shorter Invitational on Saturday, while also sending its pole vaulters to the Winthrop Adidas Invitational in Rock Hill, S.C.  

Those who were in competition at Winthrop were Tori Gaul (Salisbury, N.C.) and Marshall Shank (Granite Quarry, N.C.). Gaul placed second-overall with a provisionally qualification mark of 3.70m in the women's pole vault.

Shank just missed out on a provisional qualification mark, but the fifth-place mark of 4.75m shattered a 45-year old Carson-Newman program-record in the event that was set by David Johnson in 1971.

The rest of the Eagle squad who ventured down to Rome, Ga. to compete in the Shorter Invitational saw a good deal of action on the day as a number of C-N athletes competed in multiple events on the day.

Kevin Snead (Richmond, Va.), who provisionally qualified in the men's 100m dash last week at the Power Sox Invitational following a 10.56 second time improved on the time Saturday by claiming another first-place showing in the event of 10.52 seconds. 

The sprinter also recorded another first-place showing in the men's 200m dash after concluding the run in 21.51 seconds.

Of the four timed events Snead has taken part in thus far into the 2016 outdoor season, the Richmond, Va. native has won every event.

Priscah Jemeli (Eldorett, Kenya) competed in three distance events on Saturday and placed top-10 in two. Jemeli's 4:56.94 time in the women's 1500m run was good enough for a sixth-place finish, while her 2:24.37 time in the women's 800m run was good enough for ninth-place overall.

Lachlan Dickie (Knoxville, Tenn.) recorded a second-place finish in the men's 5000m run following a time of 15:30.97 and Tanner Stepp (Jefferson City, Tenn.), who has already provisionally qualified in the men's high jump, competed in the men's javelin throw for the first time this season and finished the day in fourth-place with a 43.18 mark.

Christina Stumpf concluded the men's high jump with a 1.90m leap which was good enough for a third-place finish and Samantha Gudger (Bristol, Tenn.) wrapped up the women's high jump in fourth-place following a 1.59mmark.

Tiana Mills (Chattanooga, Tenn.) also recorded a top-10 finish on the day in the women's triple jump after concluding the day with an 11.30m mark for a sixth-place showing.

"A lot of kids ran and competed better today than they did the week before with a number of people breaking milestones and personal-bests," coach David Need said. "Today was a good meet and as a team, we took a positive step forward today. I am pleased with today, but again, this can't be our high-water mark. We have to continue to improve."

Carson-Newman will be at it again on April 7 at the Tennessee Relays.

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Carson-Newman Women

Long Jump

4) Tiana Mills 5.23m

5) Samantha Gudger 5.23m

20) Erika Zackery 8.84m


3000m Steeplechase

8) Amber Farmer 13:32.43

9) Sky McCarter 13:35.77

10) Jennifer Warren 13:35.91

12) Duncan Sparks 14:31.30


15000m Run

6) Priscah Jemeli 4:56.94

14) Hannah Green 5:09.35

20) Ashlyn Page 5:16.29

27) Rebekah White 5:30.26


100m Hurdles

20) Samantha Gudger 17.78 seconds


400m Dash

16) Madison Pickel 1:01.32

26) Jessica Capron 1:05.43


100m Dash

30) Cassie Smith 13.36 seconds

33) Briana Hunter 13.65 seconds


800m Run

9) Priscah Jemeli 2:24.37

11) Sarah Sharp 2:24.87

16) Kathleen O'Neill 2:29.16

17) Aiyana Martino 2:30.14


400m Hurdles

12) Erika Zackery 1:12.18


5000m Run

11) Sara Honaker 19:59.50

12) Priscah Jemeli 20:24.37


200m Dash

27) Shauntae Miller 26.97 seconds

33) Cassie Smith 27.29

34) Madison Pickel 27.31


4 X400m Relay

5) Carson-Newman 'A' 4:12.10

1. Madison Pickel

2. Sarah Sharp

3. Shauntae Miller

4. Jessica Capron


Shot Put

6) Bre Lockett 11.99m

16) Christianna Smith 10.49m

27) Amanda Bennett 8.56m

28) Jasmine Johnson 7.66m


Javelin Throw

10) Bre Lockett 25.90m

11) Christianna Smith 25.90m

17) Erika Zackery 22.06m


Triple Jump

6) Tiana Mills 11.30m


High Jump

4) Samantha Gudger 1.59m


Discus Throw

16) Amanda Bennett 26.93m

19) Christianna Smith 25.88m

22) Kiayna O'Neal 20.84m

23) Jasmine Johnson 20.02m



Carson-Newman Men

Long Jump

3) Timontrez Eady 6.88m

4) T.J. Davis 6.84m

5) Ray Artybidge 6.65m



10) Roy Collins 32.17m

11) Jonathan Mason 32.10m


4 X 800m Relay

2) Carson-Newman 'A'

1. Joshua Marsh

2. Mark Edwards

3. Ray Tiller

4. Anthony Jackson


3000m Steeplechase

10) Alec Bross 11:32.48


4 X 100m Relay

7) Carson-Newman 'B' 43.75


1500m Run

17) Luke Greer 4:11.56

36) Kellan Sabol 4:32.64

37) Joshua Marsh 4:32.96


400m Dash

9) Ray Tiller 50.84 seconds

12) Christian Stumpf 51.29 seconds

16) Jeremiah McCarter 51.94 seconds


100m Dash

1) Kevin Snead 10.52 seconds

7) Timontrez Eady 11.03

23) Cole Potter 11.39 seconds

26) D.J. Luster 11.57 seconds


800m Run

12) Anthony Jackson 1:59.16

37) Joshua Marsh 2:12.47

38) Colin Smith 2:13.73


200m Dash

1) Kevin Snead 21.51 seconds

23) Matt Rust 22.78 seconds

29) Ray Artybidge 23.37 seconds

31) D.J. Luster 23.49 seconds


400m Hurdles

10) Aaron Seward 58.62 seconds


5000m Run

2) Lachlan Dickie 15:30.97


4 X 400m Relay

6) Carson-Newman 'A' 3:23.74

1. Matt Rust

2. Christian Stumpf

3. Ray Tiller

4. Timontrez Eady


13) Carson-Newman 'B'  3:35.16

1. Anthony Jackson

2. Colin Smith

3. Jeremiah McCarter

4. Matthew Melton


Shot Put

10) Lee Wells 12.18m

11) Darius Morris 12.10m

15) Roy Collins 11.21m

19) Jonathan Shephard 9.67m


Javelin Throw

4) Tanner Stepp 43.18m

8) Lee Wells 38.94m

20) Roy Collins 29.90m


High Jump

3) Christina Stumpf 1.90m

9) Celem Bellamy 1.75m


Winthrop Adidas Invitational Results

Women's Pole Vault

2) Tori Gaul 3.70m

Men's Pole Vault

5) Marshall Shank 4.75m