DURHAM, N.C. – Sprinter Milan Ristic added another laurel to his impressive sophomore season, earning first place in the 110m hurdles at the 2012 Duke Invitational, as UNC Asheville posted several top 10 performances at the event.
“We did pretty good in the developmental races and got a lot of people some good experience heading into the Big South Conference Championship in a couple of weeks,” said Asheville track & field head coach Jesse Norman. “Milan and Sarah (Gentry) ran extremely well for us and I’m happy about what we did this weekend.”
Sarah Gentry added another top five finish to her resume, running a time of 2:10.87 in the 800m run to earn fourth place in the event.
Meredith Foster earned a mark of 1.63m in the high jump, finishing sixth. Ashlei Clodfelter finished ninth in the javelin with a mark of 39.70m. Corey McClintock finished 12th in the hammer throw, earning a mark of 42.89m.
Molly Harkavy ran a time of 1:04.50 in the 400m hurdles to finish 14th. Harkavy also ran a time of 15.26 in the 100m hurdles to earn a 15th place finish.
The team of Gentry, Harkavy, Alyska Kalmeijer and Emily Pineda finished eighth in the 4x400m relay, running a time of 4:02.64.
On the men’s side Ristic ran a time of 14.33 seconds in the 110m hurdles, winning the event by .4 seconds.
Kurt Hibert earned a fifth place finish in the hammer throw, posting a distance of 51.38m. Hibert also threw a distance of 42.43m in the discus, finishing 13th in the event.
John Bellard finished 15th in the javelin with a mark of 47.10m.
The Bulldogs will compete next weekend at the 2012 Western Carolina Invitational in Cullowhee, N.C.