Thompson crushes school record at Wake Forest Open
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Freshman Joey Thompson won the 3,000 meter race at day two of the Wake Forest Open on Saturday afternoon to break the school record by over seven seconds.
Thompson’s time of 8:31.25 was good enough for first place by almost two seconds. His time also broke the previous school record by an amazing 7.17 seconds.
Sherrika Jordan also had a nice showing for the Spartans. Her time of 4:45.95 in the 1,500 meters was the second fastest time in school history and was just under a second behind the school record.
Tiffany Garber finished eighth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:33.67. That was good enough for third best time in school history.
The Spartans will return to competition next weekend as they head to Raleigh, NC for the Raleigh Relays on Friday and Saturday.
1500m: 39. TJ Wyatt, 4:06.65; 52. Lincoln Bennett, 4:10.54; 67. Jermaine Coore, 4:13.43; 82. Brian Carrington, 4:15.97
3000m: 1. Joey Thompson, 8:31.25; 31. Cory Bowen, 9:10.05; 42. Justin Ruppe, 9:51.29
Long Jump: 27. Ramo Jobson-Brown, 5.85m
1500m: 16. Sherrika Jordan, 4:45.95; 54. Michelle Chewens, 5:08.95; 66. Courtney Fawcett, 5:17.24
3000m: 8. Tiffany Garber, 10:33.67; 14. Emily Vasquez, 10:50.18; 19. Jenna Paley, 11:02.49; 26. Caitlin Lenz, 11:13.60
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