Being two places at the same time can be challenging, but the track team made it possible once again.
For the second weekend in a row, the ETSU men’s and women’s track teams split up for a weekend in competition.
Some of the team went to High Point, N.C. in the VertKlasse Meeting from March 31 and April 1 and some went to Gainesville, Fla. to compete in the 2017 Pepsi Florida Relays on March 31.
At the 2017 Pepsi Florida Relays on Friday, men’s senior Patrick Taylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and women’s sophomore Kyra Atkins (Greer, S.C.) and senior Katrina Seymour (New Providence, Bahamas) performed well in their respective events.
For Taylor, he finished in the top-10 in the men’s long jump, placing eighth at 7.16m.
On the women’s side, Atkins finished in seventh place in the women’s long jump with 5.82m and teammate Seymour finished sixth in the 400m with a time of 58.59.
On the first day of the VertKlasse Meeting, the men’s team did well. In the 3000m steeplechase, freshman Adam Bradtmueller and junior Carl Oberfeitinger (Kingsport, Tenn.) grabbed two top ten finishes for the Bucs.
Bradtmueller finished the race in a personal best time of 9:50.53 and earned sixth place.
Teammate Oberfeitinger finished behind two places in eighth with a time of 9:58.27.
Field events also excelled on day one of the VertKlasse Meeting. Sophomore Benjamin Johnson (Nashville, Tenn.) took two top five finishes home for the Bucs in the javelin throw and hammer throw.
He finished fifth in the javelin throw with 52.50m and finished fourth in the hammer throw with a 45.68m.
On the second day of the VertKlasse Meeting many athletes finished at the top of their events and some placed personal bests.
For the women, Timia Easley (Columbus, Ohio) captured her personal best in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.46. Her teammate Starr Graham (Alpharetta, Ga.) also posted a personal best. In the 200m, she placed seventh with a time of 25.35.
The men did not end the weekend without finishing strong either. Junior Hadyn Borghetti-Metz (Rogersville, Tenn.) finished second place in the men’s 800m only .8 seconds behind first with a time of 1:56.08.
Teammates Simeon Roberts (Greeneville, Tenn.) and Brett Squibbs (Rock Hill, S.C.) added on to the men’s success as Roberts finished the 800m with a time of 1:54.00 and Squibbs finished the men’s pole vault with a mark of 4.92.
The next meet for both teams will be April 14-15 at Benyon Sports Catamount Classic in Cullowhee, N.C.