Demon Deacons Poised for Carolina Challenge

Demon Deacons Poised for Carolina Challenge

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Following an impressive weekend which featured two top-10 performances in school history, the Wake Forest men’s and women’s track & field teams will return to action Friday and Saturday as the Demon Deacons will travel to Columbia, S.C. to compete in the Carolina Challenge, hosted by South Carolina.
Action will begin at 10 a.m. on both days and will run until competition has concluded for the day.
Live results from the meet can be viewed here.
Teams Participating

Allen University, Anderson University, Barton College, Benedict College, The Citadel, Claflin University, Coastal Carolina, Coker University, Coppin State, Davidson, Emory, Furman, Gardner-Webb, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Howard, Limestone, Montreat College, North Carolina A&T, North Greenville, Queens, South Carolina State, SCAD-Savannah, South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan, Tennessee, Troy, UNC Pembroke, Wake Forest, Western Carolina and Winthrop.
Last Week’s Top-Five Finishes

  • Women’s 3000m (Virginia Tech Invitational)
  • Men’s 3000m (Virginia Tech Invitational)
  • Men’s 1 mile (Virginia Tech Invitational)
  • Men’s Weight Throw (Dick Taylor Challenge)
  • Women’s Long Jump (Dick Taylor Challenge)
  • Women’s High Jump (Dick Taylor Challenge)
  • Women’s Shot Put (Dick Taylor Challenge)
  • Women’s 400m (Dick Taylor Challenge)
  • Women’s 300m (Dick Taylor Challenge)

Last Time Out (Virginia Tech Invitational)
Last weekend’s action was highlighted by graduate student Mackenna Curtis-Collins’ performance in the 3000m at the Virginia Tech Invitational on Friday evening as the Lexington, Ohio native clocked 9:23.71, marking the seventh best time in Wake Forest history.
Fellow graduate student Emily Akin also had a solid performance in the women’s 3000m as she notched a personal-best, finishing fourth with a time of 9:45.46.
In the men’s 3000m, freshman Paul Specht and Daniel Winter finished second and fourth, respectively, clocking times of 8:11.44 and 8:15.21.
Racing in his second meet of the 2022-23 indoor season, graduate student Joaquin Martinez de Pinillos had a solid performance in the men’s 1 mile as he finished in 4:07.57. Additionally, sophomore Andrew Kivett and junior Pedro Bravo recorded personal-bests, finishing in 4:15.19 and 4:15.78, respectively.
Last Time Out (Dick…

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