Penguins Wrap Up Day Two of the Tennessee Relays

Penguins Wrap Up Day Two of the Tennessee Relays

Knoxville, Tenn. -- On day two of the Tennessee Relays the Penguins were able to claim one victor in senior Bobby Grace and eight other top 10 finishers. Senior Samantha Hamilton, sophomore Nina Grambling, senior John Seaver, and junior Eric Vendemia were among the top 10 finishers.

Competing in the 100-meter dash for the Penguins was Grambling, who was able to beat some of her competition to finish in sixth place. She ran a time of 11.73 seconds which would make it her fastest time in the 100 meter dash all outdoor season. She also ran in the 200 meter dash where she posted another personal best time of 24.03 seconds to finish in seventh.

Junior Jen Shiley ran in the 400 meter hurdles for the third time this season and was able to pull off a top eight finish. She ran the race in 1:03.16 to place in sixth just beating Autumn Burnett of UAB by .40 seconds. So far Shiley has improved in the 400 meter hurdles this season as she ran it last week in 1:05 and at the Raleigh Relays in a time of 1:03.88.

In the women's 5,000-meter run Sam Hamilton was the only one to finish in a top place. She finished in second running it at a time of 17:13.67.

For the women's high jump freshman Chenera Lacy and Mackenzie Sturtz were able to make it within the top 15. Lacy was able to jump 1.65 meters to finish in tenth place and Sturtz managed to jump 1.60 meters to end up in 13th.

Grace, Seaver, sophomore Jacob Chiclowe, and freshman Stephen Lyons all competed in the shot put. Grace took first place with a personal best throw for the season of 19.36 meters, Seaver made it inside the top ten with a ninth place finish with a toss of 16.93 meters, Chiclowe and Lyons finished back to back with Chiclowe finishing in 14th (15.74m) and Lyons finishing in 15th place with a throw of 15.52 meters.

Vendemia competed in the discus for the Penguins and ended up finishing in seventh place with a throw of 47.80 meters. His throw was able to just out beat his personal best for the season by .15 meters (47.65m).

In the 400 meter dash Youngstown State had one top 15 finisher in freshman Robin Hall who ran it in 49.01 seconds to take 13th. Hall's 49.01 time was also his personal best for the season.

The Guins' will begin the final day of the meet tomorrow with the running events starting at 10:30am and the field events beginning at 11 a.m.