Sophomore Austin Miller was runner-up in the pole vault to lead five High Point University men’s track & field competitors at the North Carolina A&T Aggie Last Chance meet on Sunday in Greensboro, N.C. Several athletes also competed in the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
Miller cleared 4.78 meters (15-8.25) to finish second in the pole vault. East Carolina’s Aaron Zakula won the event.
In the 110-meter hurdles, sophomore Dennis Crawford placed sixth in a highly-competitive field with a time of 14.30 in the finals. That was just off his legal career best of 14.28. In the preliminaries, Crawford ran a time of 14.33 into a slight headwind.
Freshman PJ Lindonde competed in both the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles. He took 17th in the preliminaries of the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.64 and placed 18th in the 400-meter hurdles in 56.76. Sophomore Nick Hula also ran the 400-meter hurdles, placing 14th in 55.77.
In the long jump, senior Max Coleman placed sixth with a season-best leap of 6.78 meters (22-3) on his final attempt.
At the Virginia Challenge on Saturday, seniors Jacob Smith and Patrick Crawford finished second and third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to lead High Point. Smith was just off the leader with a time of 8:57.46 and Crawford finished in 9:04.37. Junior Christian Spaulding took third in the javelin with a throw of 65.78 meters (215-10).
On Friday at Virginia, senior Evan Emery ran a season-best time of 10.38 in the preliminaries of the 100-meter dash, then came back to win the finals with a time of 10.39.
The Panthers are back in competition next weekend with the Wolfpack Last Chance in Raleigh, N.C., on Friday and the Hokie Twilight in Blacksburg, Va., on Sunday.
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