Scarvelis Tosses Weight Throw Record at UAB Blazer Invite
Redshirt senior thrower
Stamatia Scarvelis topped her own Tennessee program record in the
weight throw to highlight UT's performances Friday at the UAB Blazer
Invite. The Santa Barbara, Calif. native logged a personal-best heave
of 22.54m (73-11.5) to take silver at the meet.
"Overall a good
showing at the meet," said UT director of track & field Beth
Alford-Sullivan. "Several wins, a meet record and an outstanding school
record for Stamatia. We brought a small group to get some work done and
it went great. Now back to work in preparation for Virginia Tech next
FIVE PODIUMS: The Vols totaled five podium finishes
on the day, including three event victories for the Big Orange inside
the Birmingham CrossPlex.
- Junior thrower Joseph Maxwell
got the day started with his second-straight shot put win, finishing
first with a mark of 18.22m (59-9.5).
- Pole vault
specialist Hannah Jefcoat picked up a win with a personal-best 4.05m
(13-3.5) clearance on her first attempt. The mark broke her previous
college indoor PR of 3.80m (12-5.5) that had been recorded three
separate times in her career.
- In the men's DMR,
Tennessee's group of Alex Crigger, Darryl Harris, Jose Parrilla and
Zach Long claimed first with a meet-record time of 10:06.20.
- In addition to Scarvelis' runner-up finish, pole vaulter Tristan Slater cleared 5.10m (16-8.75) to finish second at the meet.
#PRWATCH: Four Vols broke their own NCAA Indoor personal records Friday afternoon.
Hannah Jefcoat - Women's Pole Vault - 4.05m / 13-3.5
Akira Rhodes - Women's 60m Hurdles - 8.83p
Nick Boogades - Men's 1000m - 2:29.01
Stamatia Scarvelis - Women's Weight Throw - 22.54m / 73-11.5
CHUCKS WEIGHT: Senior captain Seth Whitener logged a season-best mark
in the men's weight throw Friday, hurling 20.56m for the furthest toss
by any UT athlete this season. As of Friday night, that mark currently
ranks No. 8 across NCAA Division I during the 2018-19 season.
RECORD FALLS: Crigger (1200m, 3:06), Harris (400m, 0:49), Parrilla
(800m, 1:58) and Long (1600m, 4:08) combined for a mark of 10:06.20 in
the men's distance medley relay, breaking the UAB Blazer Invite meet
record by more than four seconds. Their time currently stands as the
fastest in the NCAA this season.
UP NEXT: The Tennessee
track & field program is set to compete in its first two-day meet
of the 2019 indoor campaign next week, traveling to Blacksburg, Va. for
the Hokie Invitational. The meet is scheduled for Friday and Saurday,
Jan. 18-19 at the Rector Field House.
A full breakdown of
Tennessee's performances at the UAB Blazer Invite can be viewed below.
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UAB Blazer Invite
Birmingham, Ala. // Jan. 11, 2019
60m: 17. Akira Rhodes, 8.29
600m: 8. Nicole Adams, 1:36.12
1000m: 15. Sloane Montgomery, 3:03.76
60m Hurdles: 7. Akira Rhodes, 8.83!p; 7. Akira Rhodes, 8.88
Pole Vault: 1. Hannah Jefcoat, 4.05m (13-3.5)!; t11. Kim Spritzky, 3.50m (11-5.75)
Shot Put: 15. Emily Meier, 13.87m (45-6.25); 17. Tamia Crockett, 13.73m (45-0.5)
Weight Throw: 2. Stamatia Scarvelis, 22.54m (73-11.5)
60m: 21. Jeffrey Uzzell, 7.05
300m: 19. Darryl Harris, 35.44; 22. Jeffrey Uzzell, 35.74
500m: 6. Nickson Pierre, 1:05.34
600m: 16. Trey Quealy, 1:24.90
1000m: 4. Nick Boogades, 2:29.01!; 6. Adam Johnston, 2:29.79; 8. Joe Hoots, 2:30.16
4x400m Relay: 10. Tennessee 'B' - Nickson Pierre, Trey Quealy, Joe Hoots, Adam Johnston, 3:22.80
Distance Medley Relay: 1. Tennessee 'A' - Alex Crigger, Darryl Harris, Jose Parrilla, Zach Long, 10:06.20mr
Vault: 2. Tristan Slater, 5.10m (16-8.75); 5. Nathan Harper, 4.85m
(15-11); 6. Andrew Ference, 4.85m (15-11); 12. Jack Rhea, 4.40m
Shot Put: 1. Joseph Maxwell, 18.22m (59-9.5)
Weight Throw: 4. Seth Whitener, 20.56m (67-5.5); 6. Georgios Korakidis, 20.03m (65-8.75)