Men's Track Leads After First Day of C-USA Meet
Complete Day One Results
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Behind a strong first place showing by Jarrod Jahnke in the hammer throw, the DePaul men’s track and field team leads the Conference USA Championships. The women’s team stands in fourth with just the hammer throw and 10,000-meter run competitions complete on the meet’s first day. Susan Stoffel set a new DePaul record in the hammer throw while placing sixth in the competition.
Jahnke won the men’s hammer throw with a toss of 56.01 meters. East Carolina’s Devon Carter was second in the event at 54.50 meters. Others competing for the Blue Demons in the hammer were Rob Reed in 11th place and Michael Horrigan at 14th.
In the men’s 10,000-meter run, the Blue Demons claimed two of the top eight spots to earn team points. Donnie Warner finished fourth with a time of 31:24.57 while Rick Britton was eighth at 32:12.74. Adam Chumbley of South Florida won the event in 31:01.73.
On the women’s side, the team posted two top eight winners in both Thursday events. In the 10,000-meter run, Erin Moffett took fifth place and was followed by Marlene Key in seventh. Moffett complete the distance in 36:55.94 while Key ran it in 37:25.41. Cincinnati’s Ruth Limo earned the individual title with a time of 35:59.36.
The women’s hammer throw competition featured three DePaul throwers. Susan Stoffel led the way with a distance of 48.84 meters to finish sixth. She topped the former record of 48.39 meters set by Montia Gardner in 2001. Stoffel was followed by Megan Greeley in eighth place at 47.15 meters and Jeana LeRoy in 13th at 40.56 meters. South Florida’s Dayana Octavien set a new Belk Track record with a winning distance of 60.98 meters.
Most of Thursday’s action consisted of the heptathlon and decathlon events. The DePaul men lead Marquette by five points while the South Florida women stand in first with 23 points. A majority of the action will get started on Friday morning and run through Saturday afternoon.
Men’s Team Standings – Two Events Scored
1. DePaul – 16 points
2. Marquette – 11
3. South Florida – 10
4. East Carolina – 9
5. Memphis – 8
6. Charlotte – 6
6. Louisville – 6
8. Cincinnati – 5
9. Houston – 4
10. Southern Miss – 3
Women’s Team Standings – Two Events Scored
1. South Florida – 23
2. Marquette – 21
3. Cincinnati – 16
4. DePaul – 10
5. Houston – 6
6. Louisville – 2