GREENSBORO, N.C. — The High Point University men’s track & field team was led by Evan Emery at the Aggie Invitational at North Carolina A&T on Friday and Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. Emery ran a time of 10.36 with legal wind in the 100-meter dash.
“We had a small group and we were appreciative to get on this fantastic facility and put the finishing touches on our preparation for the Big South Championship next week,” said HPU associate head coach Eric Dudley. “The track was fast and the jumping pits were good so we were able to get some good results out of that and gain some confidence for next week.”
Emery’s 10.36 in the preliminaries came with a legal wind of +1.1 and was his season best. He ran a time of 10.56 in the semifinals. Emery set HPU records of 10.31 in the 100-meter and 20.87 in the 200-meter last season. He has dealt with injuries throughout the 2012-13 campaign.
Freshman Dennis Crawford had a solid race in the 110-meter hurdles, placing fourth in the preliminaries with a tailwind at +3.9. His season-best with legal wind (2.0 or lower) is 14.63.
Freshman Austin Miller was runner-up in the pole vault with a height of 4.55 meters (14-11). He has a season-best of 4.70 meters (15-5), which is just off the HPU record of 15-7 by T.J. Brancaccio.
Redshirt-senior Corey Law competed in the first track & field meet of his career after four seasons of basketball at High Point University. Law competed in the long jump on Friday, getting a distance of 6.80 meters (22-3.5) on his third attempt. He placed 11th overall. Law is the HPU men’s basketball team’s No. 2 rebounder since joining NCAA Div. I in 1999-2000 and averaged 8.1 points and 6.4 rebounds in 109 career games.
Freshman Zach Hostetler placed sixth in the 1,500-meter and took fifth in his heat of the 800-meter. Freshman Jim Wilson took seventh in the discus and 11th in the shot put.
High Point competes in the Big South Championship next Thursday through Saturday at Liberty University in Lexington, Va. The Panthers finished third last spring and finished second at the 2013 Big South Indoor Championship. HPU’s runner-up indoor finish was its best in track & field since joining the Big South in 1999-2000.