Wake Forest Poised for Bob Pollock Invitational

Wake Forest Poised for Bob Pollock Invitational

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – After posting a combined six top-three finishes between the two programs a week ago at the Carolina Challenge, the Wake Forest men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams will travel to Clemson, S.C., to compete in the Bob Pollock Invitational.
Action will begin at 9 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday and will run until competition has concluded for the day.
The meet will be streamed on ACC Network Extra both days and live results will be available here.
Last Week’s Top-Five Finishes

  • Women’s Long Jump
  • Men’s Weight Throw
  • Women’s High Jump
  • Women’s Shot Put
  • Men’s Shot Put

Last Time Out (Carolina Challenge)

The Wake Forest men’s and women’s track & field teams continued their stellar 2023 campaign last weekend as the Demon Deacons posted a combined six top-three finishes between the two programs at the Carolina Challenge.
Graduate student Andrew White led the charge as he recorded the second-best weight throw distance in school history.
In the women’s shot put, Amanda Schaare (14.95m) and Ashlyn Giles (14.55m) finished second and third, respectively. Additionally, Casey Sullivan (13.43) finished sixth making Wake Forest the only team to have three throwers finish in the top six in the event.
The Demon Deacons also recorded two top-five finishes in the women’s long jump as Anna Bush (5.77m) and Robbie Grace (5.60m) finished fourth and fifth. Of note, Wake Forest joined Tennessee as the only teams to have two competitors finish in the top-five. Senior Emma Soderstrom also had an excellent day as she placed third in the high jump with a mark of 1.65m.
For the men, Wake Forest went first and second in the weight throw as White (21.08m) and Thomas Kitchell (18.48m) both had stellar outings. Of note, White’s distance marked the second best performance in school history. Additionally, in the men’s shot put, Kitchell finished second with a mark of 18.07m.
Familiar Faces

Wake Forest will look to build upon a solid 2022 campaign as the Demon Deacons return six indoor track & field All-ACC honorees and five outdoor track & field All-ACC honorees from a season ago between the men’s and women’s programs.

In 2023, the Wake Forest men’s track & field team return First-Team All-American and ACC Champion Thomas Vanoppen. Last season, Vanoppen placed fourth in the 1500m…

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