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Emory & Henry Track & Field Opens Outdoor Season At VertKlasse Meeting

Erica Grupp running.
-photo courtesy of Sideline Media

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Emory & Henry College Men's & Women's Track & Field Teams got their outdoor seasons started over the weekend at the VertKlasse Meeting, hosted by High Point University. The Wasps saw four men's records and two women's program marks fall during the meet.

The Basics
EVENT - VertKlasse Meeting
HOST - High Point University
LOCATION – High Point, North Carolina
VENUE – Vert Stadium

The Men
Junior Markell Moss (Wytheville, Va.) gave E&H its best finish of the day, taking fifth in the 110-meter hurdles (:16.44). Junior Trel Phillips (Ooltewah, Tenn.) broke the school record in the shot put with a throw of 13.58 meters. Freshman Jay Kreimes (Sharps, Va.) set new Emory & Henry bests in the 100 meters (:11.58) and the 200 meters (:23.22) while sophomore Conor White (Warrenton, Va.) posted a new program mark of 2:02.70 in the 800 meters.

The Women
Friday night in the 5,000 meters, junior Erica Grupp (Charlottesville, Va.) ran a 20:24.38 to go nearly one minute faster than the previous school record. On Saturday, freshman Maria Hatch (Emory, Va.) set an E&H mark in the 800 meters (2:42.59).

The Results


100 Meters        
Jay Kreimes   22nd   :11.58
Deonte Geddis   28th   :11.86
Ahdonis Turay   32nd   :11.97
200 Meters        
Jay Kreimes   21st   :23.22
Ahdonis Turay   40th   :24.68
800 Meters        
Conor White   26th   2:02.70
Jackson Kaze   37th   2:11.07
Colt Pierce   41st   2:24.55
5,000 Meters        
Lucas Biggerstaff   22nd   18:21.31
110 Meter Hurdles        
Markell Moss   5th   :16.64
Shot Put
Trel Phillips   15th   13.58m
Justin Fannon   16th   13.02m
Edward Rajner   18th   12.89m


800 Meters
Maria Hatch   25th   2:42.59
Lia Haskins   31st   3:18.19
5,000 Meters
Erica Grupp   17th   20:24.38
Alette McGuire   19th   20:33.17
Weight Throw        
Lorin Zehr   -   NM

Up Next
- Emory & Henry will compete at Wofford College's Terrier Relays next weekend in Spartanburg, South Carolina.