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Distance Runners Lead Paladins At Iowa State Classic & Bulldog Invitational

Distance Runners Lead Paladins At Iowa State Classic & Bulldog Invitational

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The distance runners scored 15 top-10 finishes to lead the Paladin indoor track and field team Friday in the opening day of the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, and at the Bulldog Invite in Birmingham, Ala.

In Iowa, junior Gabbi Jennings won the 3,000m with a personal-best time of 9:26.05, while juniors Savannah Carnahan and Emma Grace Hurley finished fifth and eighth, respectively, in the 5,000m Invitational event.  Carnahan posted a time of 15:53.58, while Hurley clocked in at 15:57.23.  On the men's side, freshman Cameron Ponder placed fourth in his heat and 12th overall with a personal-best time of 8:15.05 in the 3,000m, and senior Frank Lara scored a tenth-place finish in the 5,000m at 14:01.36.

At the Bulldog Invite, junior Luke Meade and sophomore Allen Clark went 1-2 in the 3,000m with times of 8:30.94 and 8:34.05, respectively.  Junior Jake Ogden finished fourth with a time of 4:14.72 in the mile, while junior Mason Coppi was sixth at 4:18.32 in the event, followed by sophomore Trenton Mandato in seventh at 4:21.61.

On the women's side in Birmingham, the Paladins placed five runners in the top 10 in the 3,000m.  Junior Grace Dwyer led the way in second place at 10:02:09, followed by rookie Annika Sleenhof in third at 10:08.44.  Sophomore Emily Lane finished fifth with a time of 10:11.00, and junior Jennifer Stephenson placed sixth at 10:13.94.  Sophomore Reilly Caldwell rounded out the top 10 at 10:22.89.

Sophomore Emma Kuntz turned in a sixth-place finish with a time of 5:07.52 in the mile.

The Iowa State Classic will conclude on Saturday.  Senior Ryan Adams will represent the Paladins in the men's 800m, and sophomore Krissy Gear will run the women's mile.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


Bulldog Invite - Complete Furman Results


60m Dash

24th Chad Word 7.46



12th Madison Daniel 2:00.10

14th Jake Ogden 2:00.98

18th Peter Johnson 2:05.83

19th Mason Coppi 2:07.35

22nd Zack Hattier 2:09.62



4th Jake Ogden 4:14.72

6th Mason Coppi 4:18.32

7th Trent Mandato 4:21.61



1st Luke Meade 8:30.94

2nd Allen Clark 8:34.045


Long Jump

14th Chad Word 5.85 19-2.50




27th Carlen Baran 27.54



11th Sammy Trone 2:29.32



6th Emma Kuntz 5:07.52



2nd Grace Dwyer 10:02.09

3rd Annika Sleenhof 10:08.44

5th Emily Lane 10:11.00

6th Jennifer Stephenson 10:13.94

10th Reilly Caldwell 10:22.89



6th Caldwell, Kuntz, 4:23.44

Lane, Trone


Shot Put

21st Reagan Chewning 7.00 22-11.75


Iowa State Classic - Complete Furman Results



12th Cameron Ponder 8:15.05



10th Frank Lara 14:01.36

28th Daniel Bernal 14:19.16




1st Gabrielle Jennings 9:26.05



5th Savannah Carnahan 15:53.58

8th Emma Grace Hurley 15:57.23