BLACKSBURG, VA – Nick Vaccaro set a school-record in the mile and Jeff Williams broke his own mark in the 800 meters to highlight UNC Greensboro’s performances at the Virginia Tech Challenge this past weekend.
Vaccaro ran a time of 4:16.32, breaking the previous record by more than two seconds. Vaccaro bested the mark of 4:18.82 that was held by C.R. Thomas at the 2004 Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Vaccaro finished 14th in the meet.
“This was a good final tune up meet for us before the SoCon Championships next weekend,” said UNCG coach Rachelle Roberts. “Several of our student-athletes stepped up and recorded personal-best performances. It was especially great to see Nick break the school record in the mile. He said at the beginning of the season he wanted to break it at Virginia Tech and he really came through and ran an outstanding race.”
Also breaking a school mark was Jeff Williams in the 800 meters. He clipped nearly a second off of his own record he set a month ago, finishing seventh with a time of 1:54.21.
On the women’s side, Jess Weber and Kathy Oldham recorded career-bests in the mile, while Erin Lord did the same in the 800 meters.
UNCG goes to Clemson, SC for the Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships next weekend.
Mile Run: 14. Jess Weber 5:15.41, 17. Kathy Oldham 5:17.89, 26. Tricia O'Connell 5:36.52; 800 Meters: 22. Jess Weber 2:22.71, 31. Erin Lord 2:26.26; 3000 Meters: 11. Heidi Pinkerton 10:35.85, DNF. Stephanie Maltais.
Men’s Results: Mile: 14. Nick Vaccaro 4:16.32; 800 Meters: 7. Jeff Williams 1:54.21; 3000 Meters: 23. Xavier Rutz 8:45.53, 30. Josh Wyatt 8:53.86, 39. Keith Gruchacz 9:01.85; Long Jump: 28. Ramon Jobson-Brown 6.17 meters (20-3.00); Triple Jump: 3. Charles Jones 15.03 meters (50-6.00); Weight Throw: DNF. Brandon Spencer (Foul).
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