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Track and Field Starts Outdoor Season Strong

‘Dores Finish 1-2 in PV and 18 Personal Bests Across the Meet

Caliegh Lofstead and Margatet Ollinger led the Commodores to a solid team wide performance this past weekend at the Black & Gold Invitational.

Lofstead and Ollinger placed first and second in the PV while their teammates posted 18 personal bests. Lofstead vaulted 3.95m (12’ 11.5”) while Ollinger went 3.85 (12’ 6.25”) besting Kentucky and Michigan among other direction schools. (Complete meet results are here)

Unlike the ending of Indoor (typical of national meets), this meet featured a full compliment of athletes. Notables were freshman sprinter Taiya Shelby and sophomore sprinter Regan Clay. Shelby ran her personal best time in the 200m at 24.61, while Clay ran 24.8 in the deuce.

In the distance races, the most impressive performances came in the 800m. The Commodores placed runners second, third, fourth, and sixth: Reagan Bustamente (2:09.02), Haley Walker (2:10.17), Grace Jensen (2:10.9), and Ginger Hutton (2:11.85).

Head Coach Steve Keith discussed the meet in this twitter post below.

The Commodores will have a split squad next weekend as they travel to Gainesville and Raleigh for the Florida and Raleigh Relays.