Track team finishes fourth at Sewanee

The Tech track team continued its solid start with a fourth-place finish in the Sewanee Invitational. Troy won the event, followed by Samford and South Alabama.

Freshman Emily Weinzetl captured her first career win in the 400-meter dash, finishing with a time of 1:03.07.

“I didn’t even realize that I had won the whole thing until I had gotten back to my team and we were doing a little math on the times,” Weinzetl said, “but the win itself was overwhelming being that it is my first win. It felt great and it was really cool.”

Stephanie Place won the 3,000-meters, finishing with a time of 10:19.46.

Keri Light claimed second place in the 800-meters and also placed third in the mile run shortly after.

The distance medley relay team placed second, and the 4×400 relay team claimed a third-place finish.

Two freshmen, Rebecca Forbes and Traci Jones, combined for four personal bests during the event.

Forbes set personal bests in the shot put and the weight throw, while Jones improved her best times in the 800-meters and in the mile.

“I felt okay about my race even though my times are not where I want them to be at the moment,” Place said, “but overall it is really great to see our freshmen running so good this early.”

“We had another good meet and had a lot of different people score points in the high jumps and sprints to help us get our overall fourth place finish,” Coach Tony Cox said.

The team’s next competition is the OVC Indoor Championships from Feb. 28 – Mar. 1 in Charleston, IL.