The Kerr- Cregger Field House in Salem hosted the Noke Elite Meet indoor track meet last weekend, featuring teams from Berry, Methodist, Pfeiffer, Piedmont, Southern Virginia and host Roanoke College. competed in the one-day meet.
The reigning Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, Alison Moreau took the High Jump event with a height of 5’3″ while Kaitlyn Nguyen finished runner-up at 5’1″. Moreau returned later in the day to take first place in the 60 Meters with a time of 8.17, just .20 seconds ahead of teammate Haylee Gamble.
In the 200 Meters, Moreau added her third individual win of the day when she finished first in a 1-2-3-4-5 finish for the Maroons. Gamble was second, by .01 of a second over Hannah Koepfinger with Taylor Poole and Lily Lippert rounding out the top five.
Grace Fowler added a first place finish to her season with a distance of 36’5.50″ in the Shot Put. Cammi Winston earned a pair of first place finishes. In the Triple Jump a distance of 34’10.25″ was enough to finish 6.25″ ahead of Katelyn Wiley. Winston moved to the track and beat the field in the 60 Meter Hurdles (9.88), just .06 ahead of runner-up Koepfinger.
Lippert earned a close win in the 400 Meters when she crossed the line in 1:03.11, just .41 of a second over Emily Ball and Zoe Dunlap picked up the final individual win for the women when she bested the field in the 800 Meters, 2:27.20. Ball would join Mikayla Hefferon, Savannah Gheen, and Lauren Henson to wrap up the meet with a win in the 4×400 Relay in a time of 4:25.36.
Joseph Kenney would edge out teammate Jared McIntyre in the Triple Jump when Kenney posted a jump of 39’7.75″ to best McIntyre’s distance of 39’7.25″ by just .50 of an inch. It was the second runner-up finish form McIntyre, who also placed second in a tie with Zach McNeil when the teammates posted 5’6″ in the High Jump.
Hurdler Xavier O’Brien, who set a record last week when he posted a blistering 8.45 in the 60 Meter Hurdles last week, returned to the winners circle with a time of 8.56. O’Brien returned later in the afternoon to win the 200 Meters by .35 of a second when he finished first with a time of 23.40.
For the second week in a row, Cooper Neeble would earn a first place finish in the 3000 Meters. Neeble wired the field with a time of 8:51.76, an almost 12 second win over his nearest challenger.