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Track team places well at the Tiger Track Classic

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Gabe Sadetsky

Staff Writer 

 

Troy’s track and field team had another great performance during the second and final day of at the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn this past Saturday, April 5. Troy saw several Trojans reach the best times of the season along with one new school record.

Freshman Corina Cox saw her conference-leading discus stats grow even stronger, as she finished second place with a 48.99-meter throw. Cox was previously ranked tenth in NCAA rankings along with leading the Sun Belt Conference.

Troy’s women’s 4×400 relay team completed a season-best finish of 3:53.39. The team, consisting of senior Tiffany Slater, sophomore Aleeza Kempton, and freshmen Dallas Worthy and Taylor McDonald, finished fifth on Saturday and currently rank fourth in the conference.

The women’s 4×100 relay team with seniors Slater and Adria Hill, sophomore Sierra King, and junior Alexus Cobb also completed a season-high finish, coming in eighth place at 48.07 seconds.

Troy’s men’s 4×100 relay had a strong finish for the second week in a row. The team, composed of junior Benjamin Martin and seniors Jordan Landburg, Thaddeus Curtis, and Phillip Pritchett, finished third in the Sun Belt rankings and are twenty-fourth in the NCAA.

Curtis, who also leads the conference in the 110-meter hurdle,

finished eleventh with a time of 14.81 seconds. His other 4×100 teammates had a great run in the 200-meter dash, with Martin finishing fifth at 21.20 and Landburg in eighth at 21.32.

Another season-high finish came from freshman Tim Bulger in the 5000-meter run on the first day of competition on Friday. Bulger also competed in the 3000-meter run on Saturday, coming in seventh place with a time of 9:07:29.

Sophomore Julia Ostendorf broke a Troy school record, finishing fourth place in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11 minutes and 23.42 seconds. The German-native also competed in the 5000-meter on the first day of competition, finishing eighth.

Troy’s track and field team will be back in action this Friday, April 11, for the first day of competition at the Spec Town Relays in Athens, Ga.