MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Sarah Gentry and Milan Ristic both took first place finishes in their respective events to highlight UNC Asheville's performance at the Big South Conference Championship meet this weekend at Doug Shaw Stadium.
Gentry took a first-place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.90. It was her first outdoor ever outdoor championship.
Ristic continued his superb season in the 110-meter hurdles as he finished in first place with a time of 13.99 meters, setting a Big South and school record in the process. The sophomore sprinter also took a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters at a time of 21.91.
The Bulldog women's squad earned points in the high jump from two individuals for the first time in school history. Meredith Foster placed fourth (1.65 meters), while Lauren Baker came in seventh (1.55 meters).
Sprinter Molly Harkavy took a fourth-place finish at the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:04.58.
Melanie Kulesz competed in the 5000 meters and posted a time of 17:50 and came in fifth place.
The 4x400 relay team of Sarah Gentry, Emily Pineda, Molly Harkavy and Alyska Kalmeijer took a seventh-place finish at 4:00.
The women's team finished in seventh place and had 41 points.
On the men's side, Asheville earned some points in two field events. Cameron Howard came in eighth in the high jump with a leap of 1.86 meters. John Bellard took eighth in the javelin with a throw of 54.83 meters.
The Bulldogs came in 10th place with 20 points.