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.

 

From:  http://www.highpointpanthers.com/news/2014/5/12/M-Track_0512140915.aspx

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