Braunagel Sets Program Record as 10 Demon Deacons Earn Podium Finish on Final Day of Bob Webb/Bill Davidson Memorial

Braunagel Sets Program Record as 10 Demon Deacons Earn Podium Finish on Final Day of Bob Webb/Bill Davidson Memorial

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HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Wake Forest men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams wrapped up a very successful first weekend of outdoor action at the Bob Webb/Bill Davidson Memorial in High Point Saturday. Several Demon Deacons finished in a top-10 position, including 10 podium finishes and four gold medalists.

Leia Braunagel broke the school record in the women’s discus with a throw of 52.74m and took home one of four first-place finishes for the Demon Deacons in High Point Saturday. Amanda Schaare recorded a 50.10m mark, which now ranks second in school history, and finished in second place.

The Deacs completed a podium sweep in the women’s shot put, as Ashlyn Giles led the way with a 15.41m for the third-best throw in school history. Schaare (15.24m) picked up her second silver medal of the day and Casey Sullivan (13.64m) rounded-out the top three.

Amy Harding-Delooze (4:37.32) and Laura Giudice (2:23.14) also picked up first-place finishes in the women’s 1500m and 800m, respectively. 

Addison Berry (14.65) kicked off her outdoor season with a third-place finish in the 100m hurdles as the women’s side picked up a total of eight podium finishes on the day.

On the men’s side, Andrew White recorded his second podium finish of the weekend with a 55.51m in the discus to finish third. He now owns two of the top five discus throws in program history.

Mason Ellis (16.80m) threw the sixth-best shot put in program history to grab a third-place finish.

From Friday

Sophomore Rynard Swanepoel headlined the finishes, as the sophomore clocked a 3:47.85 to win the men’s 1500m at the 49er Invitational. His new personal best helped him finish over three seconds faster than second place.

In High Point, White followed up his All-American performance last weekend at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships with a third placed finish in the hammer throw. The graduate student threw a 60.99m, which ranks sixth in program history.

Jacob Goldberg (60.92m) and Jack Pihlkar (57.58m) rounded out the top five in Charlotte. 

Sophie Perez Gonzalez recorded the second-best hammer throw in program history with a 54.88m to finish in fourth.

In total, the Demon Deacons finished Friday with seven top-10 finishes.

Notable Weekend Finishes

  • Men’s 1500m (49er Classic)

  • Men’s Hammer Throw (Bob…

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