C-N wraps up Cumberlands Invite with strong showing

Williamsburg, Ky.— The Carson-Newman outdoor track and field team competed at the University of the Cumberlands Track & Field Invitational Saturday for its third outdoor meet of the season.

"It wasn't the best day for competition due to the cold temperatures and wind speeds that were blowing inward during most of our running events, but I was proud of the way the team competed and worked to get better," coach David Needs said following the meet. "A lot of our guys maybe won or performed well in their events but didn't get the times or marks they were looking for. Sarah Sharp, Madison Pickel and the entire 4 X 100m women's relay team had a good day today."

Sarah Sharp (Lewis Center, Ohio) tallied a top-10 finish on the day as the sophomore completed the women's 800m run with a seventh-place time of 2:24.22. Madison Pickel (Sevierville, Tenn.) wrapped up the women's 200m and 400m runs with third-place finishes of 27.24 seconds and 1:00.71 times.

Pickel was also a part of Carson-Newman's women's 4 X 100m relay team that picked up a second-place time of 50.51 seconds. The junior combined efforts with Cassie Smith (Knoxville, Tenn.), Samantha Gudger (Bristol, Tenn.) and Cassie Kawalski (Salisbury, N.C.) to produce the second-best time of the meet after running together for the first time in their respected careers.

Gudger competed in a team-high five events on the day and placed top-10 in each, including three second-place tallies.

The Bristol, Tenn. native finished second in the long and high jumps following leaps of 4.99m and 1.52m and also just missed out on a first-place showing in the 4 X 400m relay with the second-place nod.

Junior Tiana Mills (Chattanooga, Tenn.) won the long jump with a 5.13m mark and placed second in the triple jump following an 11.47m placement.

On the men's side, Christian Stumpf (Johnson City, Tenn.) recorded a first-place showing in the men's high jump. The freshman completed the event with a 1.88m mark. Timontrez Eady (Duval County, Fla.) also tallied a win on Saturday with a 6.82m leap in the men's long jump.

Lachlan Dickie (Knoxville, Tenn.) also put forth a first-place showing on the day with a 32:06.68 time in the men's 10,000m run. The time broke a 33-year-old Carson-Newman record set by Johnny Sharp in 1983. 

All in all, Carson-Newman tallied 23 top-five finishes on a day where Mother Nature made her presence known with the dwindling temperatures and vast winds.

Eagle coach David Needs also sent sprinter Kevin Snead (Richmond, Va.) over to the North Carolina A&T Aggie Invitational on the weekend where the junior put forth another strong showing. Snead completed the men's 100m dash's finals sector with a second-place finishing time of 10.33 seconds.

The time is a new personal-best for the junior and is the second-fastest time in Carson-Newman program history. A 10.31 second time would have made Snead an automatic qualifier for the second time on the year. The sprinter was the first-ever indoor qualifier in C-N history a few months prior.

After the impressive showing, Snead is now the second-fastest athlete in the event for Division II.  

Carson-Newman will hit the track again next weekend at the South Atlantic Conference Meet. 


Carson-Newman Women


100m Dash

3) Cassie Smith 13.39 seconds

9) Samantha Gudger 13.80 seconds.

14) Briana Hunter 13.92 seconds

17) Tori Gaul 14.14 seconds

200m Dash

3) Madison Pickel 27.24 seconds

6) Cassie Smith 27.43 seconds

10) Jessica Capron 28.05 seconds

400m Dash

1) Shauntae Miller 1:00.09

3) Madison Pickel 1:00.71

800m Run

7) Sarah Sharp 2:24.22

10) Priscah Jemeli 2:31.39

11) Aiyana Martino 2:33.67

1500m Run

6) Priscah Jemeli 5:06.10

7) Hannah Green 5:12.34

12) Ashlyne Page 5:22.77

22) Rebekah White 5:49.34

5000m Run

6) Sara Honaker 20:17.20

100m Hurdles

6) Samantha Gudger 17.21 seconds

400m Hurdles

2) Erika Zackery 1:08.59

3000 Steeplechase

4) Amber Farmer 13:20.78

5) Sky McCarter 13:20.81

7) Duncan Sparks 15:09.04

4 X 100m Relay

2) Carson-Newman 'A' 50.51 seconds

1. Cassie Smith

2. Madison Pickel

3. Samantha Gudger

4. Cassie Kawalski

High Jump

2) Samantha Gudger 1.52m

Long Jump

1) Tiana Mills 5.13m

2) Smantha Gudger 4.99m

3) Tori Gaul 4.86m

4) Cassie Kowalski 4.72m

19) Erika Zackery 3.98m

Triple Jump

2) Tiana Mills 11.47m

Shot Put

12) Christianna Smith 10.27m

17) Bre Lockett 10.10m

30) Amanda Bennett 8.52m

34) Jasmine Johnson 7.15m


12) Tiana Mills 31.41m

17) Christianna Smith 26.48m

21) Amanda Bennett 24.60m

26) Kiayan O'Neal 20.82m

28) Jasmine Johnson 20.47m

29) Bre Lockett 18.99m


20) Christianna Smith 20.36m

25) Kiyana O'Neal 17.67m


Carson-Newman Men


100m Dash

3) Timontrez Eady 11.02 seconds

5) Cole Potter 11.36 seconds

17) Jason Williams 11.74 seconds

22) D.J. Luster 12.01 seconds

200m Dash

6) Cole Potter 23.15 seconds

8) Matt Rust 23.22 seconds

17) D.J. Luster 23.67 seconds

19) Christian Stumpf 23.71 seconds

400m Dash

6) Kristofer Potts-Howard 51.74 seconds

9) Jeremiah McCarter 51.99 seconds

10) Ray Tiller 52.17 seconds

15) Matthew Melton 53.11 seconds

19) Joshua Marsh 54.34 seconds

32) Colin Smith 56.76 seconds

800m Run

3) Anthony Jackson 2:00.51

14) Kellan Sabol 2:09.96

15) Joshua Marsh 2:10.45

1500m Run

6) Luke Greer4:11.34

13) Joshua Marsh 4:20.49

21) Kellan Sabol 4:36.11

400m Hurdles

3) Aaron Seward 58.14 seconds

High Jump

1) Christian Stumpf 1.88m

Long Jump

1) Timontrez Eady 6.82m

2) T.J. Davis 6.80m

5) Ray Artybidge 6.43m

6) Jason Williams 6.33m

Shot Put

16) Ro Collins 11.78m

17) Lee Wells 11.65m

18) Darius Morris 11.63m

19) Jaysen Cook-Calhoun 11.59m 


8) Jaysen Cook-Calhoun 37.01m

10) Lee Wells 34.45m

13) Jonathan Mason 33.21m

24) Ro Collins 27.32m


5) Christian Stumpf 42.74m

6) Marshall Shank 41.91m

7) Tanner Stepp 40.87m


North Carolina A&T Aggie Invitational

Kevin Snead: Men's 100m dash- 2nd-place, 10.33 seconds-Finals