April 6, 2007
Cory Martin and Jacob Dunkleberger had the top two hammer throws in the NCAA this season to highlight a light opening day for the Auburn men's and women's track and field teams at the Tiger Track Classic at Hutsell-Rosen Track.
Martin, who placed second overall but first among collegians, smashed the school record in the hammer throw with a throw of 69.92m (229-5), while Dunkleberger was right behind with a mark of 69.78m (228-11). The nation's top mark this year was 69.70m by North Carolina's Nick Owens, while the old school record of 66.07m was set by Martin in 2005. Adres Haklits of Croatia won the event with a throw of 75.98m (249-3).
Tiffany Spry competed in the women's hammer throw, finishing 18th with a mark of 44.99m (147-07).
The only other events that were contested Friday were the women's heptathlon and men's decathlon. Auburn's lone competitor in those events was redshirt freshman Jager Livingston, who ranks 12th overall in the decathlon with a score of 3180.
The second day of action at the Tiger Track Classic begins Saturday at 11 a.m. with the pole vault and the second day of the heptathlon and decathlon. Running events will begin at 1 p.m. with the last race set to run at 6:55 p.m.