Three UNCW Records Tumble At Penn State
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Competing against some of the top track programs in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic regions brought out the best in UNCW as Tommy Schotzinger, Meena Reid and Ryan O'Connor set school records on Saturday at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup.
The Seahawks tied for ninth in the women's meet while the men placed 10th.
Schotzinger was one of 14 scoring performances for UNCW on the meet and set a UNCW freshman record in the 600 meters with a sixth-place time of 1:21.25.
Reid set a new school standard in the 200 meters when she finished second in a time of 24.35 seconds. It was UNCW's best finish of the meet. For Reid, it was her second school record in as many meets this season after setting the 60 meter record last weekend.
In the 800 meters, O'Connor took third with a school-record time of 1:49.66. He was the first Seahawk to break the 1:50 mark.
Reid also added a third-place finish in the 60 meters and nearly broke her own record in the even when she posted a time of 7.49, missing by .01 of tying her record. Sophomore Hailey Blackburn finished fourth in the 60 meters for UNCW.
John Riemer gave UNCW a fourth-place showing in the 2000m SC.
Senior Kyle Barbour scored in the Weight Throw with an eighth-place finish.
UNCW visits Clemson, S.C., next weekend, Feb 8-9, for the Tiger Paw Invitational.