The Emory University Track and Field teams returned to competition Friday afternoon, competing at the Dunamis Super Meet at the Lakepoint Center in Emerson, GA.
For the men's team, sophomore Andrew Kliewer and freshman Jack Whetstone led the Eagles, taking home a pair of event wins at the meet. Kliewer posted a personal-best time of 9:07.80 to win the 3000m Run while in the 5000m Run, Whetstone bested his personal best mark by over 20 seconds to win in a time of 15:30.70.
Other top performers for the men were seniors Benjamin Rogin, Charlie Hu and sophomore Mason Lewis. Rogin turned in his best time of the season in the 60m Hurdles at 8.35 during prelims and finished sixth overall. Hu paced the Eagles in the field events, recording season-best marks in both the long jump (6.12m) and triple jump (13.32m). And in the 60m Dash, Lewis clocked in at 7.17 which represented a new personal best time.
On the women's side, the Eagles excelled in field events on the afternoon as four different performers set new season and career bests. In the shot put, Greta Wilker registered a distance of 11.74m in her first action of the season. In the long jump, freshman Rebekah Bondi topped her best mark at 5.16m while classmate Andi Breitowich tied her best height in the pole vault at 3.35m to come in fifth. And in the weight throw, junior Paris Wagner eclipsed her furthest distance, placing seventh at 14.88m.
Junior Dani Bland finished ninth in a time of 7.95 and in the 60m Hurdles while freshman Ana Sophia Beltran set a new career-best at 9.82.
Emory continues competition this weekend as several Eagles will travel to the Birmingham Crossplex on Saturday afternoon for the Samford Open.