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ECU Track And Field Wins Third-Straight Bill Carson Invitational Title

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Published: Apr. 7, 2018 at 4:34 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. – For the fifth consecutive season, a number of challengers made their way to Greenville for the Bill Carson Invitational. It was the home side, however, that captured both the men's and women's team titles for the third-straight year this weekend in rainy conditions at the Minges Family Field inside Bate Foundation Track & Field Facility.

Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Troy and The Citadel joined the Purple and Gold to make up the field.

The ECU women set a meet record for points, racking up 292 to run away with the crown over second place Charlotte who garnered 156 points. On the men's side, the Pirates were able to hold off Troy by a score of 151.5 to 137.

In all, ECU won 15 events and turned in a plethora of top-three finishes across the board.

"We are extremely excited to win both the women's and men's titles at the fifth-annual Bill Carson Invitational," Director of Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Curt Kraft said. "It's always nice to protect your home turf in front of your home fans, families and administration. Our teams look forward to our home meet each and every year. Both teams continued to compete with a lot of enthusiasm and energy. This is the time of the year when you want your teams competing with a lot of confidence and to have them feel good about their performances. Now it's time to turn our attention to North Carolina A&T.

Things To Note

Naomi Whitaker ran the 10th-fastest 100-meter hurdle time in program history at 14.18 while moving up to No. 8 on this season's American Athletic Conference performance list.

Adam Sadowski improved one spot to No. 7 on the school's top 10 chart for the javelin.

Andrew Ciaccia moved into ninth place on the program top 10 list in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:00.20.

Pirate Event Winners

Galissia Cause – Discus (49.61m)

Adam Sadowski – Javelin (60.15m)

Mohogany Baker – Hammer (55.32m)

Ryan Davis – Hammer (60.21m)

Sommer Knight – Pole Vault (3.75m)

Long Jump – Jada Terrell (5.45m)

Jonte Leaston – High Jump (1.98m)

Kayla Fisher – 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:48.90)

4x100 Relay (Amanda Salami, Courtney Warner, Cedrina Singletary, Jasmine Dawson) – 45.43

Hunter Roberts – 100m hurdles (13.93)

Courtney Warner – 100m (11.69) and 200m (24.13)

Stefano Migliorati – 800m (1:51.54)

Brooke Stith – 400m hurdles (1:02.20)

Grace Sullivan – 5,000m (17:14.44)

Final Men's Team Scores

1. ECU – 151.5

T2. Troy – 137

T2. Coastal Carolina – 137

4. Charlotte – 118.5

5. The Citadel – 113

Final Women's Team Scores

1. ECU – 292

2. Charlotte – 156

3. Troy – 105

4. Coastal Carolina – 89

5. The Citadel – 40

Up Next: ECU will compete in the Aggie Invitational April 13-14 at North Carolina A&T State University.