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Furman's Jennings & Gear Go 1-2 In Steeplechase At Cardinal Classic

Gabbi Jennings - Photo Courtesy of Phil Ponder
Gabbi Jennings - Photo Courtesy of Phil Ponder

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 

Men

1,500m

11th Jake Ogden 3:46.47

6th Ryan Adams 3:45.23

 

3,000m Steeplechase

8th Cameron Ponder 9:01.81

 

Women

1,500m

25th Emma Kuntz 4:32.90

 

3,000m Steeplechase

1st Gabbi Jennings 9:57.41 

2nd Krissy Gear 9:57.85

 

USC Outdoor Open

Men

800m

9th Madison Daniel 1:57.56

27th Peter Johnson 2:09.68

30th Zach Hattier 2:11.44

 

1,500m

1st Luke Meade 3:59.22

8th Noah Dolhare 4:12.40

 

Long Jump

11th Chad Word 6.14 20-1.75

 

Women

100m

33rd Leah Roter 20.16

 

400m

22nd Carlen Baran 1:03.94

30th Sammy Trone 1:06.93

 

1,500m

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

 

Javelin

5th Reagan Chewning 32.83 107-8