A successful season opener for the Tiger Track and Field team

By Evans Ousley

Staff Writer

Amy Nelson (C’15) will surely remember February 14, 2015. At the Tiger Indoor Invitational track meet, Nelson threw the shot-put a distance of 12.68 meters, setting a new record for Sewanee’s track and field team. This was Nelson’s first attempt at the throw for the day, and she finished fourth place in her event.

Tyler Fishback (C’18) also had a successful Valentine’s Day. In the high jump, he managed to leap 1.85 meters to clear the pole and finished second in the event. This was Fishback’s success during a college meet.

Lonnie Scott (C’17) and Elijah Brooks-Davis (C’15) competed in the meet by throwing shot-put, and tossed 11.99 meters and 10.48 meters respectively. Scott placed fifth and Brooks-Davis placed sixth in this event. Cortez Brown (C’16), a sprinter, ran 55 meters in 6.68, placing ninth in his event.

Jourdan Redden (C’17) set a personal record in the distance mile run, running with a time of 5:01.25. He hopes to run this event in under five minutes at the next competition.

To finish the the successful meet, runners Bradford Lepik (C’16), Zach Abeles (C’15), Amiel Emerson (C’16), and Logan Stockton (C’17) ran the distance medley relay with a time of 11:03.67, winning the event.

This was the first meet of the season for most of Saturday’s competitors. There will be more Sewanee Tigers in the competition at the Sewanee Indoor Invitational meet which will be held at Fowler Center on Saturday, February 28.