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Women win Carolinas track meet

By Dan Kelly
Sports Editor              

The UNCP women won the season-ending Carolinas Track and Field Championship held on April 21 at the Belk Athletic Complex of the UNCP campus.

The Braves’ Marquita Walters launches her first throw in the shot put finals and won by nearly two meters.

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The Braves’ Marquita Walters launches her first throw in the shot put finals and won by nearly two meters.

The men’s team finished second place in the overall team competition.

           

The five additional schools that competed in the competition were Methodist College, Morris College, Claflin University, Coker College and Voorhees College.            
           
During the competition, UNCP had numerous individuals standout to help the teams to their first and second-place finishes.            

Women’s results

Tierra McIntosh won in the 800-meter, 1500-meter and high jump events to eventually earn the Most Valuable Performer award in the competition.            

The Braves Marquita Walters also heavily contributed with victories in both the shot put and discus along with a second-place finish in the javelin throw.

The women’s other victories came from Tierra Sinclair in the 100-meter dash, Jamaisha Ward in the 400-meter hurdles and Tierra Carpenter in the javelin throw.            

Men’s results            
           
Giovanni Bilotta was the only victor on the men’s side with his winning performance in the 5000-meter race.

The Braves Antoine Stanley finished second in the 800-meter run and third in the 1500-meter run.            

Lynwood Cox finished second place in the triple jump and Calvin King also finished second in the hammer throw.            

Claflin University won the men’s competition and second place on the women’s side.            
           
The coaches of both of the teams were honored.                  
           
UNCP coach Larry Rodgers was named the Carolinas Championship coach of the year for the women’s performance while Claflin coach Jeffery Hughes received the same award for his men’s team performance.

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