Men finish 16th, women tied for 18th at Emory Classic

Men finish 16th, women tied for 18th at Emory Classic

The Oglethorpe track and field teams closed out their stay at the Emory Classic on Saturday with an eventful day. The women got a first-place finish from senior Arielle Shaw on the day and scored points via their relay team, while freshman Bryce McNealy placed for the men.

Shaw recorded her best triple jump of the season so far Saturday, leaping 37 feet, 2.25 inches to win her signature event at the Emory Classic. She bested 36 other jumpers to take the title.

She was also part of the 4-by-100 relay squad which finished eighth out of 21 teams at the event. The group of Shaw, senior Nicolette Andrey, junior Kayla Trice and freshman Sarah Ayoade completed the race in 49.61 seconds. 

On the men's side, freshman Bryce McNealy added to Friday's list of accomplishments with a seventh-place finish in the 400 meters. He got around the track in 49.03 seconds, finishing second among Division III athletes in the event.

The men finished the day in 16th place out of 23 teams, while the women tied for 18th out of 30 at the meet.

The Petrels will be back in action April 12-13, when they head back up to Mount Berry -- where they competed March 2 in the Victor Icebreaker Duals -- for the Berry Field Day Invitational. After that, they'll have one more meet to get ready for the SAA Track and Field Championships, set to take place April 26 and 27 in Conway, Arkansas.

Day 1 Recap

The Oglethorpe track and field teams enjoyed a solid day across town on Day 1 of the Emory Classic Friday. The men's team finished the day in eighth place after an event victory by sophomore Jacob Hadden. Meanwhile, the women's team finished the day in 20th on the back of senior Nicolette Andrey, who placed in two events and set a school record.

Hadden set a school record in his signature 3,000-meter steeplechase, getting around the course in 9 minutes, 24.33 seconds. That mark earned him first place in the event, as well.

Meanwhile, Andrey set a school record of her own in the 400-meter hurdles. She finished seventh overall but second among Division III competitors, getting around the track in 1:05.55. She also placed eighth in the long jump with a mark of 16 feet, 7.75 inches. 

Freshman Monte Hahn also placed for the men in the 400-meter hurdles. He finished in 57.59 seconds and came in eighth overall. He was the second-best finisher among Division III athletes.

The Stormy Petrels will be back on Emory's campus Saturday for the final day of the Emory Classic.