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Track Competes in Day One of Duke Invitational

UNCGSpartans.com 04-20-2018

DURHAM, N.C. – UNCG track ran in the 1,500 and 5,000-meter races on Friday on the Duke Invitational.

In the 5,000-meter Luke Sumerford and Kaitlyn Stone led the way. Sumerford placed 17th with a time of 15:08.76, and Trelek Jones turned in a time of 16:03.79 in his first ever collegiate-attempt in the event. On the women’s side Stone finished with the fifth-best time of 17:49.10. Ariana Garcia finished second in her section with a personal-best of 18:16.42. Malea Smith also set a new personal-record in the event with 19:00.72.

In the 1,500-meter races Taylor Delaney and William Sandin were the top performers for UNCG. Delaney set a personal record and top time by a Spartan in the outdoor season of 4:35.19, and Kelsey Barrett (4:52.79) and Kassidy Dill (5:06.81) also recorded college-best times. Sandin won his section with the best time for UNCG this season of 3:56.45. Ewan Hynes turned in a time of 4:11.73 in his first collegiate try in the event. 

On Saturday the trio of Juan Rodriguez, Jonathan Timothy and Weston Clayton will be in the 800-meter that starts at 3:30 p.m. 

All times are approximate and subject to change.

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