Carolina - UNCW opened its outdoor season in grand style as the Seahawks
swept their own meet, the UNCW Seahawk Invitational, on Saturday at the Greene
The Seahawk men and women's teams combined to win 16 events
on the final day of the meet.
Meena Reid paced the women with wins in the 100 and 200
meter sprints and also ran the leadoff leg of the winning 4x100 Relay. Also
winning two individual events was freshman Clarissa Perkins, taking the top
spot in the Shot Put and Discus Throw.
Adding event wins were Kirsta Mangum (100 Hurdles, 4x100
Relay), Jordan Daywalt (Pole Vault), Jessia Van Hulst (High Jump) and Johnique
Fonville (Triple Jump).
On the men's side the Seahawks showed depth with seven
different athletes winning events. Bob Vanderham claimed the 400 meters and
later finished second in the 1500 to teammate Wil Zahorodny.