April 1, 2014

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Black and Gold Results

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin cross country teams continued to improve in its most recent outing with a successful track meet at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold meet over the weekend.

Three Skyhawks competed in the men’s 1500 meter as Justin Morgan won his heat and finished fifth overall by posting a blazing time of 4:04.85, good for second on the program’s all-time chart. Colin Johnson joined in the action by finishing with a time of 4:09.88 for a top-10 finish.

In the 3000 meter run, freshmen Joey DeSantis and Dalton Hudlow stole the show for the Skyhawks placing second and third in their heats. DeSantis finished with a time of 8:59.42 while Hudlow tallied a time of 9:03.83 to place the duo fourth and sixth on the school’s all-time list, respectively. Junior Josiah Roberts also competed in the event, posting a time of 10:18.72.

A pair of runners competed in the men’s 2000 meter steeple as Vance Pounder and Zach Phifer posted back-to-back with times of 7:04.65 and 7:10.93, respectively.

Four Skyhawks battled in the women’s 3000 meter run as Hayley Doty led the field with a time of 11:02.87. Grace Lucas finished with a time of 11:26.09 while being trailed by Abby Frantom at 11:28.67. Freshmen Olivia Owens and Heather Mullis rounded out the Skyhawk field with consecutive finishes of 11:55.21 and 12:00.50, respectively.

Competing in the women’s 2000m steeple was senior Hannah Wolters with a time of 9:09.87.

“Regardless of the miserable weather, Hayley, Grace and Abbey improved between 20 and 30 seconds in their 3K with Heather getting a small best,” said UT Martin coach Gordon Sanders. “Men’s top frosh slots traded again as Joey and Dalton got bests in the 3K to be UT Martin’s No. 4 and 6, respectively, on UTM’s all-time list.  Justin won his heat for his best and a No. 2 slot on the 1500 meter all-time list.  A few others were within seconds of their best putting them on target for our best races in the last two weeks of the season.  It was a good meet for us.”

The Skyhawks return to action on Saturday, April 5 when they travel to the Ole Miss Invite in Oxford, Miss. The meet is scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m.

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