CHAPEL HILL, NC - UNCG's men's and women's track teams opened the 2007 indoor season this past weekend at the UNC Opener with Jeff Williams winning the 800 meters.
Williams, a senior from South Plainfield, NJ, who qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Regionals last May and has twice won the Southern Conference Indoor 800 title, won the race with a time of 1:54.98, nearly a full second against of Omar Wiggin from St. Augustine.
UNCG had three runners place in the top 10 in the men's 3,000 meters, led by fourth-place finisher Xavier Rutz in a time of 8:48.39. Ryan Rodd finished fifth, Josh Wyatt finished seventh and Keith Gruchacz placed ninth.
On the women's side, Kathy Oldham placed ninth in the mile with a time of 5:50.76 and Jess Weber placed third in the women's 3000 with a time of 10:54.98.
The teams return to action on Jan. 26 and 27 at the Niswonger Invitational in Johnson City, TN.
Mile: 9. Kathy Oldham 5:50.76; 3,000 meters: 3. Jess Weber 10:54.98, 5. Tessa Dispennette 11:12.10, 7. Carly Magin 11:46.53; 5,000 meters: 6. Naomi Damours 19:52.75, 13. Courtney Fawcett 20:47.89.
Mile: 17. Nick Vaccaro 4:46.49, 21. Lincoln Bennett 4:52.84; 800 Meters: 1. Jeff Williams 1:54.98, 17. TJ Wyatt 2:04.66, 31. Tim Kwak 2:11.22; 3000 meters: 4. Xavier Rutz 8:48.39, 5. Ryan Rodd 8:49.10, 7. Josh Wyatt 8:54.67, 9. Keith Gruchacz 9:00.35; 5,000 meters: 6. Justin Ruppe 16:14.84; Long Jump: Ramon Jobson-Brown DNF (no mark).
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