Upstate Track & Field Set School Records at Niswonger Invitational
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The USC Upstate men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Niswonger Invitational today hosted by ETSU.
The Spartans competed against 28 other schools, including three fellow Atlantic Sun Conference teams in ETSU, Kennesaw State and Lipscomb. ETSU's roster includes the reigning A-Sun Female and Male Field Athletes of the Week in Katerina Vodova and K'vonte Scott, respectively.
Junior Kenneth Sugishita (Arroyo Grande, Calif.) posted a school record in the men's weight throw with a mark of 55-08.50 (16.98m), passing his previous record of 53-05.75 (16.30m) set at the Atlantic Sun Championship last year. His performance today was good enough for sixth-place. Sophomore Matt Johnson (Elgin, S.C.) also recorded an Upstate-best with a time of 22.58 in the men's 200-meter dash, passing the previous record of 22.61 set by Michael Meissner at last year's A-Sun meet. Johnson's time gave him a 27th-place finish.
Junior Brandon Curry (Anderson, S.C.) claimed seventh in the men's 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.20. Johnson turned in a time of 50.09 in the 400-meter dash, finishing in the top six. Johnson will compete in the finals for the 400-meter dash tomorrow.
On the women's side, freshman Breana Kwasnik (Greenville, S.C) posted a score of 10-06.00 in the pole vault to take 11th-place for Upstate. Corrected