Spartans Complete Tampa Track Invite

Spartans Complete Tampa Track Invite

TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa track team hosted its annual meet as it welcomed 12 teams and several individuals for its Tampa Track Classic.

Location: Pepin Stadium | Tampa, Fla.
Host Institution: University of Tampa
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Top Performers

Tampa Men

  • In the 200, Ethan Arias was ninth overall with a time of 23.06.
  • Sophomore Dalton Morley set a new school record in the 800-meter race, which is named "Ryan's Race" in honor of former Spartan runner Ryan McCallMorley was timed at 1:51.71 as he broke Steven Dennig's school record. Ryan Poholek was fourth at 1:54.02.
  • James Dooley turned in a fourth-place 1,500 finish as he had a time of 4:01.83. Brice Easton was 10th with a time of 4:07.14.
  • Tyler Roberts was the first of a host of Spartans in the 5K as his time of 15:20.98 placed him 12th in the field.
  • Head coach Dror Vaknin registered Evan Ambrose in the 400 hurdles as he finished fifth with a time of 1:01.08.

Tampa Women

  • The 200 included a fifth-place effort from Kacie Lonsdale as her time was 27.10.
  • Mia Yancy was fourth in the 400-meter race as she was clocked at 1:02.80. China Cordier made it two Spartans in the top-10 as her time of 1:04.97 was good for a seventh-place finish.
  • In the 800, Julia Lockridge was second with a time of 2:19.24. Brooke Santiesteban was seventh at 2:25.54 while Corinne Fanta finished ninth with a time of 2:25.99.
  • Fanta paced UT in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 4:53.60 to finish in sixth place. Freshman Brianna Bush was ninth at 5:08.25.
  • Sydney Rhodes was the 5K runner-up as she finished in 17:51.63. Zoe Jarvis was fifth as she crossed the finish line in 18:03.48.
  • A runner-up performance was recorded by Kei Riley in the 400 hurdles as she went start to finish in 1:10.09.

The Spartans will be in split locations as it competes at the 49er Classic in Charlotte on March 14-16, the UCF Black and Golf Invitational on March 15-16 and the IMG Academy Invitational in Bradenton, Fla., on March 15-16.

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