WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The UNCG track and field team concluded its first day of competition at the Wake Forest Open on Friday, highlighted by Brian Carrington's third-place showing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and a trio of top-10 performances on the women's side.
Carrington turned in a time of 9:39.84 to capture UNCG's high finish of the day. Taylor Day finished 14th in the event with a time of 10:00.26.
Taylor Hurst paced a trio of Spartans in the 800 meters, finishing 10th overall in a time of 1:54.94.
On the women's side, Ginny Cronley placed sixth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:45.65. Shannon Hall finished ninth in the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 2:15.81. Kelly Montague crossed the line in eighth place of the 3,000m steeplechase, setting a new personal record of 11:40.06.
"It was a good start to the weekend," UNCG coach Linh Nguyen said. "We had a lot of kids set personal records or come very close. Kelly Montague took 20 seconds off her best time in the steeplechase, running a great race. Shannon Hall also had a great race in the 800 meters with a 2-second personal record. It was pretty hot but all the kids responded well and ran tough."
The Wake Forest Open resumes Saturday morning.
800m: 10. Taylor Hurst, 1:54.94; 39. John Teeter, 1:58.12; 78. Corey Paige, 2:03.42
3,000m steeplechase: 3. Brian Carrington, 9:39.84; 14. Taylor Day, 10:00.26
5,000m: 37. Max Bergstrom, 16:50.44
100m prelims: 76. Ashley Stokes (unattached), 14.63; 78. Rachel Collins, 16.04
800m: 9. Shannon Hall, 2:15.81; 86. Jade Farlow, 2:26.90.
3,000m steeplechase: 8. Kelly Montague, 11:40.06.
5,000m: 6. Ginny Cronley, 17:45.65.
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