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Runners Competed at Emory Invitational

Runners Competed at Emory Invitational

Related: Full Results

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Covenant sent several runners to compete in the Emory Invitational track and field event on over the weekend of March 18-19. This was the first of three events that the track team will compete in this spring as the program prepares for its inaugural season in 2017.

All told, Covenant had seven female runners compete and 10 compete on the men's side. 

"It was a really fun day and a great start. It was exciting to have participated in so many of the events," said head coach Katie Stanford.

On the women's side, Lilly Smith led Covenant in the 5000 meter run with her time of 20:45 while Ruthie Cargill came in at 20:51 and Hannah Samuels at 20:59. It was the first track 5k for Smith and Samuels in their careers. 

In the sprint events, Hannah Hennigh competed in both 100 meter and 200 meter runs. Caroline Cone led the Scots in the 200 meter at 29.66.

On the men's side, Micah Sneller, Zach Atchison and Hunter Rasmussen all set personal records in the 5000 meter run. Sneller was the top Scot with his time of 17:19, while Atchison finished in 17:56 and Rasmussen in 18:06.

Three Covenant runners ran in the 100 meter led by Henry Paris' time of 12.21. Chapman Whitted (12.24) and Ryan Seay (12.43) also competed. Paris also led the Scots in the 200 meter run with a time of 24.55. Stephen Seo was the only Scot in the 400 meter finishing in 58.43, while Reed Vaughn ran in the 800 and 1500 meter races. Vaughn had a 2:08 mark in the 800 followed by a 4:28 in the 1500.

Women's Results:

100 meter 
Hannah Hennigh - 14.55 

200 meter
Caroline Cone - 29.66
Hannah Hennigh - 29.70
Hannah Wilt - 29.90 

5000 meter
Lilly Smith - 20:45
Ruthie Cargill - 20:51
Hannah Samuels - 20:59
Margaret Fitch - 22:26 

Men's Results:

100 meter
Henry Paris - 12.21
Chapman Whitted - 12.24
Ryan Seay - 12.43

200 meter
Henry Paris - 24.55 
Ryan Seay - 25.05 
Mason Gregoire - 25.62 

400 meter
Stephen Seo - 58.43 

800 meter
Reed Vaughn - 2:08 

1500 meter
Reed Vaughn - 4:28 

5000 meter
Micah Sneller - 17:19 
Zach Atchison - 17:56 
Hunter Rasmussen - 18:06
Eliot Gardner - 20:04


Covenant will compete in the Berry Field Day Invitational on Saturday, April 9 in Rome, Ga.


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