Sunday, February 24, 2013

WCU men finish third in SoCon T&F Championship

Brandon Hairston
The WCU men's track & field team finished third overall in the 2013 Southern Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Winston-Salem, NC.

Men’s Team Results 
1. Appalachian State - 183.50
2. Samford - 179
3. Western Carolina - 161.50
4. Davidson - 30
5. UNCG - 29
6. Chattanooga - 27
6. The Citadel - 27
8. Furman - 22
9. Wofford - 3

Men’s Individual Awards
Most Outstanding Athlete - Brandon Hairston, Western Carolina
Most Outstanding Track Performer - Brandon Hairston, Western Carolina 

Men’s All-Freshman Team
Heptathlon - Dustin Triplett-Western Carolina
Weight Throw - Jared Johnson-Western Carolina
60m Dash - Jermaine Lewis-Western Carolina

The championship concluded with the women’s and men’s 4x400m relays. Western Carolina took first place in both. The women’s team, consisting of Genevieve Emrick, Corina Archie-McMillan, Jocelyn Keen and Tayla Carter, finished with a time of 3:47.95 for the Catamounts’ seventh-straight 4x4 crown. The men’s team, consisting of Aaron Tribble, Aaron Harris, Earl Rahming, and Brandon Hairston, set a new facility record with a time of 3:17.95

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