Auburn collects five wins at Tennessee Challenge

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AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM

May 3, 2014

 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Auburn track and field team recorded five wins and 10 personal bests at the Tennessee Challenge on Saturday at the Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.

“We had a really, really good showing overall as a team with several PRs during the meet,” head coach Ralph Spry said. “It is what I was looking for--to get some momentum as we shut it down and get prepared for SECs in two weeks.  We are healthy and look forward to our preparations for the conference meet.”

Freshman Teray Smith claimed the 200m title with a personal best time of 20.57. Smith’s time ranks 11th nationally heading into the week and becomes the eighth-best performer in the event in program history The Freeport, Bahamas native won the 100m title at 10.43.

The women’s 4x100m relay team of SheKara Martin, Allison Richmond, Ebony Morrison and Samantha Scarlett won with a time of 45.21. In the women’s 100m hurdles, Morrison won with a wind-legal personal best time of 13.25 while Scarlett placed second with a wind-legal personal best time of 13.33.

Freshman Justin Carter won the javelin throw with a distance of 219-8/66.96m, which ranks as the seventh longest throw in program history. In the women’s 3000m, Taylor Duncan finished runner-up at 9:45.57, and Veronica Eder finished third with a personal best time of 9:46.46. In the men’s 3000m, senior Jason Miller placed second at 8:31.94.

The Tigers will return to action May 15-18 at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Lexington, Ky.

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