Panthers Aim For Embry-Riddle Track Title

By  //  April 6, 2013

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ERAU Spikes Classic Continues Saturday

BREVARD COUNTY • DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – Florida Tech’s Chris Cacciapaglia and Phil Maloney won their respective events on the first day of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Spikes Classic on Friday.

Florida Tech’s Chris Cacciapaglia won the men;s 1,500-meter run Friday at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Spikes Classic in Daytona Beach. (Image courtesy of Florida Tech)

Cacciapaglia won the men’s 1,500-meter run at 3:59.64. Daniel Schultz placed sixth at 4:16.05.

Maloney won the hammer by 7.1 meters at a distance of 44.88 meters.

In the men’s 100-meter dash, Gary Holmes and Umut Oztekin qualified for Saturday’s final race. Holmes finished third in his prelim at 10.93 and Oztekin finished fifth at 11.00 seconds. Both also ran the men’s 200-meter dash prelims. Holmes placed fourth at 22.58 and Oztekin grabbed 13th at 23.15 to advance to the final.

The Panthers placed three in the top 10 in the men’s 5,000-meter run. Ezekiel Zauner finished fourth at 15:41.72. Justin McMaster placed sixth at 15:46.95. David Boiywo nabbed eighth at 15:56.53.

Four will race in the final of the women’s 100-meter dash on Saturday. In the prelim, Ashley Vezima clocked in at 13.56 for 12th place. RhonwenGavagni placed 13th at 13.83, Gabi Bochus placed 14th at 13.86 and Alyson Vezima placed 15th at 13.95.

Brianna Fugere took fourth in the women’s 1,500-meter run at 5:01.25. Chelsea Forgenie snagged sixth at 5:08.45.

Gavagni placed fifth in the women’s javelin throw at 26.63 meters.

Day two of the ERAU Spikes Classic is scheduled for Saturday.


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