ECU records highlight Raleigh Relays
Freshman Anna Bristle broke a school record and helped set another this weekend as the ECU track and field program headed to NC State for the Raleigh Relays.
Bristle produced a new program standard in the 10,000m – crossing the finish line in 35:09.70. She also helped the 4x1500 relay squad to a fourth-place finish and a time of 19:03.38. Mikayla Stoudt, Abby Yourkavitch and Grace Sullivan comprised the remainder of the team.
“We had a great weekend,” Director of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Curt Kraft said. “Anytime you’re setting school records and having lifetime bests it’s a great weekend. We always enjoy coming to this meet each and there’s a lot of great competition to compete against every year. The goal is to get better each and every weekend. I felt like we got better as a team this past weekend. We still have a lot of work to do, but it’s good to see hard work pay off. Now we have to turn our attention to our home meet next weekend.”
Cedrina Singletary had a solid showing in the sprints, taking second place in the 200m and fourth in the 100m with respective times of 23.88 and 11.96. Alyssa Sandy captured third place in the 100m hurdles in a time of 14.11 and Shellbi Chapman took fifth in the 400m hurdles, clocking in at 1:00.78.
Singletary, D’Nia Freeman, Brooke Stith and Atlanta Woodall teamed up for a first-place finish in the 4x200 relay, sporting a time of 1:37.04.
In the invitational portion of the pole vault event, Sommer Knight cleared 3.95 meters to take third place while Mia Alamo-Worley finished ninth in the open section at 3.70 meters. Kourtney Edwards-Campbell made her season debut in the discus and hammer where she was third (47.87 meters) and 11th (53.02 meters) respectively.
On the men’s side, Hakeem Horton finished second in the 200m with a time of 21.07. Evan McCracken claimed third place in the shot put with a 17.35-meter toss.
The Pirates are back in action next weekend (April 5-6) when they host Charlotte, The Citadel, Coastal Carolina, Western Carolina and St. Augustine for the Bill Carson Invitational.