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Paladin Distance Runners Compete At High Point VertKlasse Meeting

Tripp Hurt
Tripp Hurt

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The Furman distance runners competed Friday in the first day of the High Point VertKlasse Meeting in High Point, N.C. 

Freshman Brock Baker led five Paladin runners in the men's 1500m, turning in a time of 3:48.39 for fourth place.  Rookies Nate Riech and Troy Reeder also placed among the top 15, with Riech taking 10th place with a time of 3:58.18 and Reeder crossing the line in 3:59.79 to claim 15th-place.  Senior Jack Klecker posted a time of 4:07.16 in the event, while freshman Matt Lange finished in 4:10.38.

In the women's 1500m, junior Sinead Haughey led the Paladins, placing seventh with a time of 4:44.56.  Freshman Laura Miller took 16th place with a time of 4:49.73, followed by senior Catherine Burton in 17th at 4:52.91.

Junior Tripp Hurt recorded a time of 9:25.93 to place ninth in the 3,000m Steeplechase, while freshman Lee Shearer was 16th in the 5,000m after crossing the line in 15:56.75.

The meet continues on Saturday with events beginning at 10 a.m.  Live results from the High Point VertKlasse Meeting will be available at


Complete Furman Results

High Point VertKlasse Meeting

Day 1



4th Brock Baker 3:49.39

10th Nate Riech 3:58.18

15th Troy Reeder 3:59.75

41st Jack Klecker 4:07.16

48th Matt Lange 4:10.38


3,000m Steeplechase

9th Tripp Hurt 9:25.93



16th Lee Shearer 15:56.75




7th Sinead Haughey 4:44.56

16th Laura Miller 4:49.73

17th Catherine Burton 4:52.91

22nd McKenzie Woolley 4:55.12

26th Georgia Compton 4:56.02

25th Maddie Wolfe 4:55.64

27th Anna McBride 4:57.41

32nd Ann Sisson 4:59.90

35th Julia Rodriguez 5:00.96

43rd Hannah Schilpp 5:07.69

53rd Elly Gay 5:22.03