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Emory & Henry Track & Field Earns Five Event Wins At Concord Invitational Friday

Graysen Barrs runs in the 100 meters.
-photo courtesy of Kylie Lang

ATHENS, W.Va. – The Emory & Henry College Men's & Women's Track & Field Teams picked up five event wins, broke five school records annd tied another on Friday afternoon at the Concord Invitational. While the meet was one of the smaller attended by the Wasps since the revival of track & field last year, the performances continued to show the growth of both programs.

The Basics
EVENT – Concord Invitational
HOST – Concord University
LOCATION – Athens, West Virginia
VENUE – Callaghan Stadium

The Men
The Wasps dominated the throws, taking the top four spots in both the shot put and the discus. Freshman Edward Rajner (Bainbridge, N.Y.) tied the E&H record in the shot with a put of 14.01 meters to win while junior Trel Phillips (Ooltewah, Tenn.) picked up the victory in the discus with a throw of 33.50 meters. Sophomore Markell Moss (Wytheville, Va.) took second in the long jump with a school-record mark of 6.12 meters.

In the running events, sophomore Conor White (Warrenton, Va.) put down a new program best of 2:02.01 in the 800 meters to finish third while freshman Ahdonis Turay (Manassas, Va.) was third in the 100 meters (:11.99).

The Women
Junior Erica Grupp (Charlottesville, Va.) led off the afternoon with a win in the 5,000 meters with a time of 20:28.12, coming up less than four seconds shy of a new record. Junior Graysen Barrs (Abingdon, Va.) was the runner up in the 100 meters, breaking her own school best by stopping the watches in :13.49. Sophomore Alette McGuire (Chesapeake, Va.) set a new record in the 800 meters with her third-place finish as well (2:42.34).

In the field events, Emory & Henry grabbed another pair of wins. Freshman Taylor Gilbert (Abingdon, Va.) notched a school record with a 1.55 meters in the high jump while freshman Lorin Zehr (Holly Pond, Ala.) won the shot put at 9.08 meters.

Top Finishes


100 Meters        
Ahdonis Turay   3rd   :11.99
400 Meters        
Cole Irvin   8th   :57.76
800 Meters        
Conor White   3rd   2:02.01
1,500 Meters        
Jackson Kaze   11th   4:36.13
3,000 Meters        
Lucas Biggerstaff   11th   10:54.49
Long Jump        
Markell Moss   2nd   6.12m
Shot Put
Edward Rajner   1st   14.01m
Trel Phillips   1st   33.50m


100 Meters
Graysen Barrs   2nd   :13.49
400 Meters        
Lia Haskins   4th   1:20.96
800 Meters
Alette McGuire   3rd   2:42.34
1,500 Meters        
Erica Grupp   1st   20:28.12
High Jump        
Taylor Gilbert   1st   1.55m
Shot Put        
Lorin Zehr   1st   9.08m

Up Next
Emory & Henry will next compete in North Carolina A&T State University's Aggie Invitational next weekend.