Track to Run at Yellow Jacket Invitational

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel South to take part in the Yellow Jacket Invitational this weekend at the George C. Griffin Track on the Georgia Tech campus.

The meet begins Friday night with the hammer throw at 6 p.m. and the men’s and women’s 5000 meter run will kick off the track events at 9 p.m. Senior Morgan Buchanan (Johnson City, Tenn.) is slated to run the distance race for the Mocs.

On Saturday, the running events will begin at 12:30 with the 4x100m relay followed by the 1500m, 110m hurdles and 400 meter dash at 1:40 p.m. At 2:15, the 100m dash will run followed by the 800m, 400m intermediate hurdles, 200m dash and the 3000m steeplechase with the 4x400m relay wrapping up the event with a 4:30 p.m. start.

Senior Nathan Wanuch (Mississauga, Ontario), sophomore Patrick O’Brien (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and freshman Taylor Hawk (Dandridge, Tenn.) will run the men’s steeplechase. Sophomore Amanda Sumner (Bristol, Conn.) is set to lead the Lady Mocs onto the track in the 1500m run along with junior Sarah Washington (Tullahoma, Tenn.), sophomore Keeley Stewart (Winchester, Tenn.) transfer Rebecca Greenwall (Bogart, Ga.) and freshmen Teghan Henderson (Pickering, Ontario) and Helenka Kis (Columbia, Tenn.).

In the men’s 1500m event look for freshmen Matthew Marshall (Signal Mountain, Tenn.), Austin Ethridge (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) and Zack Darby (Knoxville, Tenn.). Freshman hurdler Iman Isang (Atlanta, Ga.) will run the 110 meter hurdles for the Mocs and senior Gabby Cader (Cleveland, Tenn.) is set to run the 400m dash. Freshmen Geoff Nelson (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Oluwatosin Auotunde (Ooltewah, Tenn.) will run the shorter distance for the men.

Freshman Lauren Hoard (Nashville, Tenn.) will run the women’s 100m dash while freshman Kianna Howard (Nashville, Tenn.) along with sophomore Jessica Philpott (Manchester, Tenn.), junior Ambria Reese (Memphis, Tenn.) and Kis will run the women’s 800m event.

Freshmen Marquis Carter (Memphis, Tenn.), DeQuantez Sandifer (Nashville, Tenn.) as well as Marshall and Ethridge will run the men’s 800 meter race. Isang and senior Blake Olson (Pleasantview, Tenn.) will run the men’s 400m hurdles while both the men and women will field a team in the 4x400 meter relay.

Results will be available at after the meet. Live scoring is available at

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