Annie LeHardy won the women's mile with a new PR.
Annie LeHardy won the women's mile with a new PR.
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Distance Shines At Hokie Invite, Day One
Release: 01/25/2013

BLACKSBURG, Va.  - The University of North Carolina track and field teams opened the Hokie Invitational with six first-place finishes, five of which were in the distance events.

Lianne Farber started the day with a win and a personal best in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:27.61. Patrick Schellberg followed in the men's 3,000 race with a win and personal record of 8:04.47.

In the women's mile, Annie LeHardy ran a personal best 4:50.23 to take the win as Steve Magnuson took first in 4:15.84 for the men's mile.

Karley Rempel continued the distance excellence for the Tar Heels with a first-place finish, and another personal record, of 2:52.90 in the women's 1,000. Marisa Dobbins followed Rempel in second place with a personal best time of 2:52.95.

Jasmine Wilson qualified for the 60-meter hurdles final with her 8.83 race in the preliminary round and placed sixth in the final with a time of 8.78.

In field events, Briana Hudson placed second in the women's triple jump as she reached 41-11 ½ (12.79 meters). Avana Story continued her growth in the throwing events as she placed fourth in the women's weight throw with a length of 56-5 ¼ (17.20 meters).

Chadd Pierce won the men's unseeded pole vault, clearing a height of 15-11 (4.85 meters), which was 10 inches higher than second place. In a AJ Hicks placed third in the men's weight throw as he threw 61-2 (18.64 meters).

Competition continues on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Live results are available here.

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