Tar Heels win 12 at track invitational

January 19, 2013 

— Host North Carolina finished the final day of the Dick Taylor Invitational with 12 first-place or top-collegiate performances, including a new record by Cameron Overstreet in the women’s pole vault.

Overstreet earned a new personal best as she cleared a height of 13-5.25.

Roy Smith and Devon Carter went one-two in the men’s 60-meter hurdles, with Smith taking first in 8.09 seconds and Carter second in 8.13. Jasmine Wilson won the women’s event in 8.89.

The Tar Heel women swept the top three spots for the triple jump with Tristine Johnson as the victor with a distance of 40-6.75.

AJ Hicks won the men’s shot put with a hurl of 53-1.75. Hicks bested his closest competitor by nearly two feet.

Dylan Moore was the top collegiate in the men’s high jump as he cleared 6-10.75.

Annie LeHardy won the women’s mile in 4:58.77. Matthew Valeriani was the men’s top collegiate in the mile with a time of 4:21.15.

Lianne Farber took first in the women’s 800 in 2:09.84.

Isaac Presson claimed his first victory of the season in the men’s 800 with a time of 1:54.21.

The men and women’s distance medley relays swept the top two spots in each race. The women’s team of Farber, Cori Floyd, Karley Rempel and Kylie McCoy won in 11:47.42. The men’s team of Nate Fisher, Macon Gambill, Presson and Steve Magnuson won in 10:14.50.

The men’s 4x400 relay won by nearly five seconds with Clayton Parros, Reynaldo Radlin, Smith and Carter racing in 3:16.74.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack notched a handful of first-place performances in the jumps at the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va., and in the women’s shot put at the Dick Taylor Invitational.

In Blacksburg, senior Kris Kornegay-Gober opened the afternoon in the high jump and won with a jump of 7 feet, 2.25 inches for an easy first-place finish.

Senior Karimah Shepherd claimed the top mark in the women’s long jump with a 19-3.5 jump. She also won the triple jump Friday.

Junior Elizabeth Shuman took home the top mark in the women’s high jump at 5-7, two inches better than her previous personal-best at an indoor meet. Redshirt senior Danielle Adams finished tied for the second at 5-5.

At the Dick Taylor Invitational on North Carolina’s campus, redshirt sophomore Tremanisha Taylor collected her first top finish of the indoor season, winning the shot put with a 51-foot toss. Redshirt freshman Nicole Chavis placed fifth.


North Carolina: The Tar Heels (1-0) cruised past Wofford (0-1) 7-0 at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in the team’s opening match of the season. The victory was clinched by freshman Brett Clark in his first collegiate dual match.

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