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Men fourth, women ninth at Emory Invitational

Men fourth, women ninth at Emory Invitational

ATLANTA, Ga.--The Birmingham-Southern track & field teams posted 26 top-10 finishes and five first-place finishes this weekend at the Emory Invitational in Atlanta, Ga.

Senior Robert Willett won the 800-meter run (1:51.31) and 1,500-meter run (3:54.81), while senior Hank Ballard won the men's pole vault (4.51m). For the women, junior Tiarra Goode won the 100-meter dash (12.06) and senior Shelby Moore won the javelin throw (39.70m). Click here to view a video of Goode winning her event.

Ballard was also second in the javelin throw (55.16m), and Moore was ninth in the high jump (1.51m).

Other impressive finishes on the women's side included sophomore Elizabeth Bromirski placing fourth in the high jump (1.51m), sixth in the long jump (4.84m), and seventh in the triple jump (10.23m), as well as freshman Kelsey Holdbrooks finishing third in the 10,000-meter run (41:29.83).

For the men, senior Andrew Archer was fifth in the 400-meter run (51.01), and freshman Jordan Frazier finished second in the 100-meter hurdles (15.48) and eight in the 400-meter hurdles (1:00.08). Junior Colin Perry placed fifth in the pole vault (4.06m) and seventh in the high jump (1.72m), and junior Cody Mann was fifth in the high jump (1.82m). BSC also placed fifth in the 4x100-meter relay (44.50).

In the team standings, the BSC men were fourth and the women were ninth in the field of 19 teams.

"I was very impressed by the way our team competed this weekend," Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "There were some top division teams from around the country in the field and our men and women really stepped up."

The Panthers travel south to Mobile next weekend for the Jaguar Invitational, hosted by South Alabama.