CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Meredith Foster and Milan Ristic both finished in first place to highlight UNC Asheville’s performance at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic Saturday afternoon at Western Carolina.
Both Bulldog teams finished in fourth place on Saturday. The women’s team garnered 61 points in the meet, while the men’s team produced 48 points.
Ristic opened the outdoor season with a first-place finish in the 110 hurdles. He came in first with a time of 14.04.
Foster earned a first-place finish in the high jump. She dominated the field with a jump of 1.62 meters.
Asheville did a great job in the 1500 meters as the Bulldogs had four runners in the top nine. Emma Bussard took second with a time of 4:47.33. Melanie Kulesz came in fourth at 4:49.31, while Erin Dalton took fifth at 4:49.92. Adrian Etheridge took ninth at 4:55.08.
Molly Harkavy had two strong finishes in hurdle events. She ran a time of 15.64 in the 100 hurdles at 15.64 and came in fourth place. Harkavy took sixth in the 400 meters at 1:08.91.
Sarah Gentry competed in the 400 meters and took third place with a time of 57.41. Anna Gelbach came in fifth at 59.32.
Ashlei Clodfelter placed fourth in the javelin at 30.76 meters.
On the men’s side, Kurt Hibert finished third in the discus on Friday. He had another strong day on Saturday. Hibert came in second in the hammer throw at 51.40 meters. He took fourth in the shot put at 13.00 meters. Hibert accounted for 19 of Asheville’s 48 points over the weekend.
Courtney Henry took seventh in the long jump at 6.44 meters.