Men win Sewanee Mountain Laurel Invitational, Women finish second

Men win Sewanee Mountain Laurel Invitational, Women finish second

SEWANEE, Tenn.—The Birmingham-Southern men's track and field team won the Sewanee Mountain Laurel Invitational on Friday, and the women placed second.

The men scored 176.5 points, finishing first in the field of 11 teams, ahead of Reinhardt and Emory, as well as fellow SAA teams Sewanee, Oglethorpe, and Berry. The women scored 178 points, coming in second in the field of 11 teams to Emory with 221 points.

On the men's side, the Panthers posted 19 top-three finishes. Junior Scott Lewis won the long jump with a mark of 6.59 meters, and junior Michael Snow won the shot put with a throw of 14.04 meters and was second in the hammer throw. Freshmen Kameren Morgan also won the hammer throw with a distance of 49.70 meters, and placed second in the discus.

The women had 16 top-three finishes, including individual wins by junior Sage Jordan in the 400 meters (59.56), junior Elise Pittman in the 1500 meters (4:57.35), junior Harper DeWine in the pole vault (3.20m), and sophomore Earen Robinson in both the discus (39.58m) and hammer (38.38m). Sophomore Emma Moore also placed second in both the 400-meter hurdles (1:14.01) and 3K steeplechase (12:32.51).

The Panthers return home next weekend to host the 2016 Southern Athletic Association Championship, April 22 and 23 at General Charles Krulak Stadium.