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Track & Field - Sun, Apr. 9, 2017
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WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The Union College men's and women's track & field teams saw five school records fall over the weekend as they competed at the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) Invitational.

This was a non-point event, meaning there was no team scoring.

Stephen Gray (JR/Louisville, Ky.) was responsible for setting two school records. In the discus, he placed sixth overall but his throw of 41.39 meters (135 feet, 9.5 inches) surpassed the previous mark by 10.5 inches. Gray also scored a school record in the hammer throw with a toss of 46.14 meters (151 feet, 4.5 inches) as he took second in the event. His throw was 4.36 meters off from qualifying for nationals.

Gray also posted a fifth-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 13.38 meters.

On the women's side, three program records were either set or tied.

In the 100 meter hurdles, Olivia Whatley (SO/Douglasville, Ga.) eclipsed the old mark by 0.11 seconds as she placed third with a time of 15.28 seconds. Whatley was the highest-placing runner in the NAIA, and she was 0.23 seconds off the national qualifying mark.

Tamia Wade (SO/Calhoun, Ga.) equaled the record for the high jump, clearing 1.53 meters to finish fifth. Wade also finished 10th in the triple jump with a distances of 10.21 meters.

Ta'Leah Adams (FR/Madison, Ga.) crushed the record in the hammer with her toss of 44.93 meters (147 feet, 4.75), surpassing the old mark by over 13 feet. Adams was also close to qualifying for nationals, missing the mark by 3.07 meters.

Other notable finishes include Mykelle Andrews (SO/Louisville, Ky.) placing third in both the 200 and 400 meter dashes. She crossed the line in the 200 in 25.65 seconds while posting a time of 59.51 seconds in the 400.

Up Next

Union returns to action on Friday at the Centre College (Ky.) Twilight meet.