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Pearson Takes First In The 200, Second In The 100 At The Duke Invitational
Courtesy: UNCABulldogs.com
Release: 04/09/2011
Natalie Pearson
Courtesy: UNC Asheville
DURHAM, N.C. – Senior sprinter Natalie Pearson earned a first and second place finish at the 2011 Duke Invitational on Saturday, winning the 200 meters with a time of 24.14 and then finishing two-hundredths of a second from winning the 100 meters at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Pearson ran a time of 11.80 in the 100, placing second behind event winner Ashley McCoy (11.78) of North Carolina Central.

Emma Bussard placed ninth in the 3000m Steeplechase, running a time of 10:53.29. Kylie Smith posted a time of 10:21.69 in the 3000m run to earn a 12th place finish. Ashlei Clodfelter threw a distance of 35.61m in the javelin to place 14th in the event.

In the high jump Meredith Foster finished in a tie for 16th after earning a mark of 1.55m. Melanie Kulesz finished 22nd in the 1500m running a time of 4:39.09.

On the men’s side Milan Ristic continued his strong freshman campaign, earning a third place finish in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.80 and a ninth place finish in the 200m with a time of 22.16.

Simon Haake placed third in the javelin, throwing distance of 68.15m. John Barringer placed 10th in Section D of the 5000m run, finishing with a time of 15:52.42.

Sam Maynard placed 17th in the 800m posting a time of 1:54.51 Eliud Chirchir placing fourth in the 800m developmental with a time of 1:57.23.

Asheville will split up its squad to run at two separate events next weekend, with part of the team travelling to High Point, N.C., to take part in the Vertklasse Meet and the other heading to Cullowhee, N.C., to take part in the Western Carolina Invitational.

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