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Track and Field Tackles Two Separate Meets
Release: 03/28/2014

AUSTIN, TEXAS - The University of North Carolina track and field teams concluded the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays today and began competing in the Raleigh Relays.

Cameron Overstreet had her outdoor season debut in Austin and it was a solid one with her finishing tied for second place in her section of the pole vault. Overstreet cleared 13-1 ½ (4.00 meters) on her first attempt but could not eclipse 13-7 ¼.

Houston Summers threw the javelin in the men's A section at the Texas Relays. Summers had three throws with his best reaching a distance of 201-8 (61.46 meters), good for 11th place.

At the Raleigh Relays there was serious weather concerns with high winds and dabbles of rain, but there were several student-athletes who had top-five finishes. Mattie Blue finished second in the women's college 1,500 with a time of 4:37.07.

Tristine Johnson came within inches of her personal record in the long jump despite the issues with the weather. Johnson finished fourth with a jump of 19-5 ¼ (5.92 meters). She didn't jump less than 5.90 meters in any of her six jumps.

Chris DiLorenzo took fourth place among 58 competitors in the men's shot put with a throw of 55-4 ¼ (16.87 meters). DiLorenzo had his best throw on his last attempt.

Austin Vegas placed fifth in the men's invitational pole vault. He cleared 15-11 (4.85 meters).

Paul Haley competed in the men's long jump where he took fifth with a jump of 21-2 (6.45 meters).

Ryan Ramsey finished fifth in the men's college pole vault clearing a height of 14-7 ¼ (4.45 meters).

Philip Morris jumped 6-6 ¾ in the men's invitational high jump. Morris took sixth of all individuals in the event.

Roy Smith qualified for the men's 110-meter hurdles final after having the sixth fastest time in the event at 14.45.

The Raleigh Relays continue tomorrow morning with events starting at 9:30 a.m. and running till 4:45 p.m. A recap of performances and results will be available on at the conclusion of the meet.

UNC North Carolina Track & Field

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