BOILING SPRINGS - The Gardner-Webb men's and women's indoor track teams posted strong performances throughout the weekend, posting several top finishes and new personal records as members of the teams competed at both the Mountaineer Indoor Meet in Boone, N.C. and the Liberty Kickoff in Lynchburg, Va.
Members of the women's squad competed in the pentathlon, led by Merideth Byl who finished seventh overall with a score of 2988.00. She was followed by Ashleigh Cleveland (2873.00) in 12th place and Taylor Hotchkiss (2871.00) in 13th place.
- Taylor Hotchkiss finished 12th in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.60 seconds, a new personal record. Paige Peterson placed 13th, clocking in at 9.17 seconds, which is a new PR, followed by Ashleigh Cleveland at 9.77 seconds.
- Ashleigh Cleveland placed 11th in the high jump at 1.52 meters.
MOUNTAINEER INDOOR MEET
The men's and women's teams competed throughout Friday and Saturday in Boone, N.C., with the men's team earning a seventh-place finish, while the women's squad placed in eighth overall.
- Nick Bandos took fifth place in the pole vault at 4.30 meters.
- Jalin Lawson finished in tenth in the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.64 seconds.
- Christopher Lile earned a third-place finish in the mile run, timing in at 4:26.61, setting a new personal record.
- In the weight throw, Petra Jakeljic claimed a first-place finish with a distance of 16.25 meters, setting a new personal record. Natasha Akbarizadeh finished third with a toss of 15.66 meters, and Cailen Blaire finished seventh at 12.75 meters, a new PR.
- Stephenie Lombardo finished in fourth-place in the shot put with a distance of 12.53 meters, which is a new personal best.
- Kayin Mujahid took first place in the high jump at 1.66 meters.
- In the 55 meter dash, Jordan Davis placed in ninth with a time of 7.43 seconds.
- Jordan Davis earned a third-place finish in the 200 meter dash, timing in at 26.48 seconds.
The Runnin' Bulldogs return to action on February 3rd-4th, competing at the Buccaneer Track and Field Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn.