STANFORD, Calif. -- Junior Gabbi Jennings and sophomore Krissy Gear went 1-2 in the women's 3,000m Steeplechase to lead the Furman track and field teams Saturday at the Cardinal Classic in Stanford, Calif.
Both Paladins posted season-best times, as Jennings crossed the line in 9:57.41 for the title, followed by Gear in second at 9:57.85. In the men's 3,000m Steeplechase, freshman Cameron Ponder notched a personal-best time of 9:01.81 for eighth place.
Senior Ryan Adams placed sixth in the men's 1,500m with a time of 3:45.23, while junior Jake Ogden was fourth in his heat and 11th overall with a time of 3:46.47 in the event. Sophomore Emma Kuntz finished fourth in her heat and 25th overall with a time of 4:32.90 in the women's 1,500m.
Select members of the Paladin team competed at the USC Outdoor Open in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday. Furman claimed the title in both the men's and women's 1,500m. Junior Luke Meade won the men's race with a time of 3:59.22, and junior Emma Grace Hurley took the women's title at 4:28.77.
The Paladin women placed all six runners among the top 10, including junior Grace Dwyer, who finished fourth with a time of 4:39.65. Junior Riley finished fifth (4:41.77), followed by sophomore Emily Lane (4:44.91) in sixth. Junior Jennifer Stephenson was eighth at 4:47.83, and sophomore Reilly Caldwell placed tenth with a time of 4:57.45.
Also on the women's side, junior Reagan Chewning recorded a mark of 32.83 (107-8) to place fifth in the javelin.
For the men, freshman Noah Dolhare recorded an eighth place finish with a personal best time of 4:12.40 in the 1,500m, and junior Madison Daniel placed ninth with a time of 1:57.56 in the 800m. Senior Chad Word finished 11th with a mark of 6.14 (20-1.75) in the long jump.
Furman will compete at the Southern Conference Championships in Birmingham, Ala., April 27-28.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Cardinal Classic - Day 2
11th Jake Ogden 3:46.47
6th Ryan Adams 3:45.23
8th Cameron Ponder 9:01.81
25th Emma Kuntz 4:32.90
1st Gabbi Jennings 9:57.41
2nd Krissy Gear 9:57.85
USC Outdoor Open
9th Madison Daniel 1:57.56
27th Peter Johnson 2:09.68
30th Zach Hattier 2:11.44
1st Luke Meade 3:59.22
8th Noah Dolhare 4:12.40
11th Chad Word 6.14 20-1.75
33rd Leah Roter 20.16
22nd Carlen Baran 1:03.94
30th Sammy Trone 1:06.93
1st Emma Grace Hurley 4:28.77
4th Grace Dwyer 4:39.65
5th Riley Burr 4:41.77
6th Emily Lane 4:44.91
8th Jennifer Stephenson 4:47.83
10th Reilly Caldwell 4:57.45
5th Reagan Chewning 32.83 107-8