Knights Wrap Up Washington and Lee Track & Field Carnival

Knights Wrap Up Washington and Lee Track & Field Carnival

LEXINGTON, Va. — The Southern Virginia University men's and women's track and field programs finished the final day of the Washington and Lee Track & Field Carnival Saturday afternoon with strong individual performances on the day.

Junior Elle Warnick led the Knights in her debut with an individual victory in the javelin with a mark of 35.41m and over a meter further than the second-place finisher.

"I am proud of the performances this weekend," said head coach Wyatt Warnick. "Usually the first outdoor meet is for shaking off the rust, and we had some great marks and times that we can use that as a building block for the season."

In the shot put, freshman Ella Burrows placed second with a throw of 12.14m, a seasons best, while teammate Madeleine Maher earned a fourth-place finish with a mark of 10.99m and placed 12th in the javelin.

In the jumps, Abigail Kinoshita set a new personal best in the triple jump with a jump measuring 10.30m and added an 18th place finish in the long jump. Elora Smith set a personal record in the 800m with a time of 2:37.24.

Thrower Derek Blasko finished top-five in both his events with a third-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 14.56m and fourth in the javelin with a mark of 50.06m. Hector Magallanes placed 12th in the javelin and Grady Sami finished 13th in the shot put.

On the track, freshman Joseph Morphonios recorded a personal best in the 800m with a time of 2:05.12 placing second in the heat.

"Our women throwers did what they have done all year long," said Warnick. "We won two of the four throwing events, Ella, Elle and Mesi all had a great weekend. We will go back to work and prepare for the next meet."

The Knights travel to Lynchburg, Virginia for the Dr. Jack Tom's Open in a two day meet starting Friday, Mar. 22.