BLACKSBURG, Va. – Meredith Foster won the high jump to highlight UNC Asheville’s performance at the Big South Conference Indoor Track and Field championships Saturday at Virginia Tech.
Both teams finished in 10th place. The women’s team posted 21 points, while the men had six points in the two-day event.
Foster captured the high jump in a jump-off with Latesha Simpson of Coastal Carolina. The senior from Hendersonville, in just her second meet of the season, won the event with a leap of 1.70 meters which is a new school record.
The women’s team also got points in the 800 meters. Alyssa Lashway finished sixth at a time of 2:18.79, while Kelsie Rubino took seventh at 2:20.17.
The Bulldogs just missed getting some points in the 5000 meters as Adrian Etheridge took ninth in the event at a time of 18:11.10. Erin Dalton also took ninth in the 3000 meters with a time of 10:27.20
Argia Gibson finished 11th in the long jump (5.32 meters) and triple jump (11.10 meters).
Asheville’s 4x400 relay team took seventh as the quartet of Kassandra Pierre, Alyssa Lashway, Argia Gibson and Anna Gelbach posted a time of 3:56.72 which is a new school record.
On the men’s side, Andy Thornburg finished 14th in the mile run at 4:28.78.
Courtney Henry came in 10th in the triple jump with a leap of 12.66 meters.
Rachel Carson was named to the Big South All-Academic team, while Kurt Hibert earned a spot on the men’s team.