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Track & Field Show Out in Final Day of Carolina Challenge; Moore Sets 1 Mile Program Record

Track & Field Show Out in Final Day of Carolina Challenge; Moore Sets 1 Mile Program Record

The Emory University indoor track & field team competed in the second and final day of the Carolina Challenge in Columbia, SC on Saturday with the bulk of the team's athletes showing out in invite only events. 

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Competing in the 1 mile run invite event, senior Spencer Moore had one of the best days of his illustrious career in an Eagles uniform running a time of 4:09.86 which established a new program record beating out teammate Spencer Watry's record set last season. Moore's time is the second best time in the nation to this point of the season according to TFRRS as he hopes to qualify for the national meet in March with his performance on Saturday. Also competing in the 1 mile run invite was junior Scott Masterson who ran a time of 4:15.35 which is good for 17th in Division III so far this season. 

Also competing on the track for the men was sophomore Marcus Cheema who placed tenth in the 800m run invite as he crossed the finish line in 1:54.21 placing him in the top 25 of all Division III competitors this season. Rounding out the men on the track on Saturday was junior Tristan Olpin who registered a time of 15:07.47 in the 5,000m run invite which placed him fourth at the meet.

On the track for the women, senior Annika Urban continues to dominate in her senior season as she recorded a time of 4:56.66 in the 1 mile run invite event which marks the third fastest time in program history and a new personal record in the event. Urban's time also sees her with the second fastest time in Division III this season as she hopes to qualify for her second national meet of the school year. Also racing on the track for the women was sophomore Liesl Scherrer who notched a time of 18:01.81 in the 5,000m run invite which is the 22nd fastest time in the nation this season and a personal record. 

On the field for the men, freshman Henry Brandstadter continues to breakout in his debut collegiate season as he recorded a distance of 7.21m in the long jump invite, besting his previous record by .01m. Brandstadter's distance of 7.21m breaks his own program record that he established earlier this season and is the fourth best mark in Division III this year. Brandstadter also competed in the high jump invite where he registered a height of 1.85m to finish in eighth at the meet. Sophomore Geoff Point-du-Jour also competed in the high jump where he posted a height of 1.90m to place fourth at the Carolina Challenge.

The Eagles will pick back up next month as they travel back to Columbia, SC this time for the South Carolina Invitational on February 3rd and 4th.