Feb. 23, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Several field performers from the USC Upstate men's and women's track and field teams made the most of their final competition before the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships next week with a good showing at the Gamecock Invitational at the University of South Carolina Saturday.
Junior thrower Kayla Speed enjoyed her best performance of the season with a third-place finish in the weight throw with a throw of 12.12 meters. Freshman Dee Dee Allen finished fourth at 10.81 meters and sophomore Stacie Sewell was fifth at 10.27 meters.
Freshman thrower LaTerrica Blocker finished fourth for Upstate in the shot put with a throw of 9.70 meters and Allen was fifth with at 9.43 meters.
In the men's competition, junior thrower Marc Wartenberger finished in second-place in the second flight of the men's shot put with a throw of 10.67 meters. Sophomore Adam Brownlee was third at 10.61 and freshman Brett McRae was fourth at 10.38 meters. Freshman James Miles finished fifth in the first flight of the shot put with a throw of 13.75 meters.
McRae also finished in the top five of the second flight of the weight throw with a throw of 11.21 meters and Dustin Ledford was third at 10.69 meters. Freshman Josh Kirby and senior Kyle Meeder were fourth and fifth respectively.
Freshman pole vaulter Justin Crawford finished fourth in the pole vault with a vault of 4.11 meters.
The USC Upstate men's and women's track and field teams will now prepare for the A-Sun Indoor Championships on February 29-March 1 in Johnson City, Tennessee.