Gainesville, Fla. - Sophomore Carson Sears set a new school record in the Men's Shot Put as Gardner-Webb track & field competed at the Florida Relays Friday and Saturday.
On the women's side, Junior Ashlei Alexander recorded two Top 20 finishes. Alexander competed in the Women's Shot Put, tossing 13.30 m in the event. Alexander's showing netted her 17th place.
The Queens, N.Y. native added a 19th place showing in the Hammer Throw with a distance of 47.68 m.
Ivana Hughes (Evans, Ga.) took home a new personal best in the Women's 800 m Run, finishing with a time of 2:13.26. The GWU junior earned 23rd place with the performance.
In the Women's Pole Vault, senior Ann Marie Howell (Mooreville, Miss.) tied for 8th overall, achieving a height of 3.75 m.
Senior Caroline Arledge (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) recorded a distance of 35.38 m in the Women's Javelin Throw. The performance from Arledge was 16th best in the event.
For the Runnin' Bulldog men, sophomore Carson Sears (Suwanee, Ga.) set a Gardner-Webb record in the Men's Shot Put, putting up the 6th best distance and a new personal best at 16.24 m.
Sears also threw a distance of 60.68 m in the Men's Hammer Throw (Invite University), 9th best in the event.
Grabbing a 9th place finish in the Men's Hammer Throw (University) was senior Travis Rogers (Conyers, Ga.) with a distance of 55.06 m. The performance marked a new Hammer Throw personal best for Rogers.
Junior Josiah Stanton-Brooks (Seattle, Wash.) raced to a time of 1:52.68 in the Men's 800 m Run, 25th fastest in the event.
Gardner-Webb's Mike McClay (Lawrenceville, Ga.) recorded a 17th place finish in the 1500 m Run, finishing in a time of 15:06.77.
GWU track & field will turn its attention to readying for the Carolinas Cup, to be held Friday, April 13 in Rock Hill, S.C.