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Auburn T&F with strong start to Tiger Track Classic
April 7, 2017

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AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn track and field opened up the first day of the Tiger Track Classic with two event wins and eleven top-five finishes at Hutsell-Rosen Track on Friday.

“I am pleased with our effort overall today,” Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. “We had some strong marks overall and we are looking forward to building on those marks tomorrow.

Senior Kendra Mitchell got things going for the Tigers, winning gold in the women’s javelin. Mitchell needed only two throws to win the event with a mark of 143-03/43.67m.

Kenzley Defler and Anna Nelson finished first and second in the 5,000 meters to wrap up the night for the Tigers. Defler crossed the line in 17:07.12, while Anna Nelson ran a personal best 17:15.48 to earn silver.

The Tigers will wrap up the Tiger Track Classic tomorrow at Hutsell-Rosen Track. Field events are set to begin at 11:00 a.m. CT with the women’s pole vault and running events will begin at 12 p.m with the 4x100m relay.

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Place Name Time/Mark
Hammer Throw - W
3rdJasmine Manigault193-09/59.07m
4thBrianna Heilsnis183-11/56.05m
Javelin - W
1stKendra Mitchell143-03/43.67m
Triple Jump - M
5thMark Rubalcaba46-0/14.02m
Triple Jump - W
2ndJakayla Hand41-11.5/12.79m
5thDeja Hillman39-10.75/12.16m
Javelin - M
2ndJohn Putnam198-04/60.46m
3rdWilliam Macoy194-11/59.42m
4thJustin Carter190-08/58.11m
5000m - W
1stKenzley Defler17:07.12
2ndAnna Nelson17:15.48



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