Spartans wrap up competition at Duke Invitational 04-06-2012

DURHAM, N.C. – UNCG's track and field teams concluded the second day of the Duke Invitational on Saturday with some notable performances. Kerry Hartman and Ginny Cronley posted top-10 finishes in the 3,000 meters on the women's side, while Taylor Hurst finished 11th in a very competitive field of the 800 meters en route to a personal-best 1:53.51 for the men.

Freshman Eric Williams ran an impressive race in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a 12-second personal best, running a time of 9:48.73 to finish in 15th place.

The Spartans' relay unit of Hurst, Tyron Alston, Corey Paige and John Teeter turned in a ninth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay, clocking a time of 3:28.79.

On the women's side, Hartman finished in fifth place in the 3,000 meters, running 10:04.11. Cronley was not far behind, finishing sixth in the event in 10:06.25.

Kelly Montague had a good showing in the 3,000m steeplechase, as she crossed the line in 11:40.70, good for 11th place.

UNCG will take next weekend off before heading to the Southern Conference Championships, hosted by Western Carolina in Cullowhee, N.C., in April 21-22.

Men's results:
800m developmental: 39. Corey Paige, 2:06.46
800m: 11. Taylor Hurst, 1:53.51; 33. John Teeter, 1:59.01
3,000m steeplechase: 8. Brian Carrington, 9:34.21;15. Eric Williams, 9:48.73
4x400m relay: 9. UNCG (Taylor Hurst, Tyron Alston, Corey Paige, John Teeter), 3:28.79

Women's results:
800m: 37. Shannon Hall, 2:24.94
3,000m: 5. Kerry Hartman, 10:04.11; 6. Ginny Cronley, 10:06.25
3,000m steeplechase: 11. Kelly Montague, 11:40.70

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