Spartans wrap up Duke Invitational
DURHAM, N.C. - TJ Wyatt and Lamar Watkins both set new personal-best times in the 800 meters as UNC Greensboro wrapped up competition at the Duke Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
Wyatt finished the 800 meter seeded race in a time of 1:52.82, which was .10 better than his previous personal-best. That mark is now the new second-fastest time in school history.
Watkins wasn't far behind Wyatt as he finished in 1:54.15, setting a new personal-best by two and a half seconds. Taylor Hurst who finished the 800 in a time of 1:55.59 was just .38 seconds off his personal-best.
AJ Savoia also had a nice day as he came in seventh place in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. His time of 9:23.91 was just .10 seconds off his personal-best time he set in 2008.
On the women's side, Shaina Sumney came in eight place in the 800 meter developmental race with a time of 2:21.25. Her time was less than two seconds off her personal-best she set earlier this season at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational.
UNCG will return to action on Saturday as they travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the Carolina Classic.
800m seeded: 12. TJ Wyatt, 1:52.82; 29. Lamar Watkins, 1:54.15; 39. Taylor Hurst, 1:55.59
3000m steeplechase: 7. AJ Savoia, 9:23.91; 33. Taylor Day, 10:25.77
800m developmental: 8. Shaina Sumney, 2:21.25; 22. Kerry Hartman, 2:24.40; 34. Jade Farlow, 2:26.48; 38. Michelle Chewens, 2:27.20; 77. Chelsea Willette, 2:41.23
2000m steeplechase: 5. Anna Grimes, 8:09.66
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