Trojan Track and Field Competes at East Tennessee StateJanuary 18, 2013
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Senior Will Byars, sophomore Brooklyn Watkins and newcomer D’Yandra Morris highlighted Trojan efforts as the Anderson University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed on the first day of the 35th Annual Niswonger Invitational, hosted by East Tennessee State inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center at the David E. Walker Track and Gentry Field.
Byars placed seventh in the weight throw with a distance if 15.74 meters, while Morris captured 11th in the shot put with a toss of 11.82 meters, just eclipsing teammate Brooklyn Watt, who notched 12th with a throw of 11.79 meters. Watkins earned 11th in the pole vault with a height of 3.05 meters.
Watt also placed 23rd in the weight throw with as distance of 12.34 meters, while sophomore Savanna Keese recorded a distance of 12.21 meters to earn 24th. Freshman Micah Smith posted a distance of 12.14 meters in the finals of the men’s triple jump, notching 15th.
Over 800 student-athletes from more than 60 collegiate teams are competing in the meet.
In addition to Anderson, the teams include Appalachian State, Austin Peay, Benedict College, Bryan College, Chattanooga, Emory, Gardner-Webb, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kennesaw State, King College, Lee University, Lipscomb, Mars Hill, MTSU, Milligan, Montreat, Murray State, Roanoke College, Southern University at New Orleans, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee Wesleyan, Tusculum, UNC Asheville, USC Upstate, Western Carolina and Wofford.
The meet resumes Saturday morning at 8 a.m. with another session of the men’s and women’s 5K. The final events of the meet are the men’s and women’s 4x400m relay, which begin at 6:30 p.m.