MURFREESBORO, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's and women's track teams opened the Indoor season Saturday afternoon at the Murphy Center on the Middle Tennessee campus in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Senior Nathan Wanuch (Mississauga, Ontario) and freshman Taylor Hawk (Dandridge, Tenn.) each finished second in their perspective races.
Wanuch placed second in the men's 3000 meter run with a time of 8:40.49, behind Belmont's Matt Miller who posted a top time of 8:38.23. Freshman Matthew Marshall (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) finished sixth in his first collegiate event with a time of 9:29.84 in the 3000m.
Hawk led a trio of freshman to top finishes in the men's Mile Run with second place finish in a time of 4:37.55, just behind Middle Tennessee's Silas Taiget. Behind Hawk were classmates Zack Darby (Knoxville, Tenn.) with a time of 4:38.89 and Austin Ethridge (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) at 4:41.49.
Freshman Iman Isang (Atlanta, Ga.) placed fifth in the men's 55 meter Hurdles with a time of 8.12 while freshman Marquis Carter (Memphis, Tenn.) placed seventh in the 800m run with a time of 2:0084. Tosin Ayotunde (freshman - Ooltewah, Tenn.) ran the event in a time of 2:06.32.
In the women's races, junior Ambria Reese (Memphis, Tenn.) placed fifth in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:29.01. She was followed across the finish line by freshman Jessica Philpott (Manchester, Tenn.) with a time of 2:29.33 in sixth place.
Freshman Alex Whatley (Friendsville, Tenn.) placed sixth in the women's triple jump with a distance of 10.00 meters.
The Mocs will return to the track in the New Year on Jan. 5 at the Edward S. Temple Classic hosted by Tennessee State in Nashville.
11. Gabby Cader (so) 1:01.07
13. Kianna Howard (fr) 1:02.30
19. Sarah Washington (jr) 1:05.77
5. Ambria Reese (so) 2:29.01
6. Jessica Philpott (fr) 2:29.33
55m Hurdles (women)
10. Taylor White (fr) 10.29
11. Alex Whatley (fr) 10.75
4x440 yard Relay
5. Chattanooga A 4:09.85
11. Chattanooga B 4:42.57
6. Alex Whatley (fr) 10.00m
11. Geoff Nelson (fr) 23.25
16. DeQuantez Sandifer (fr) 54.84
7. Marquis Carter (fr) 2:00.84
16. Oluwatosin Ayotunde (fr) 2:06.32
4x440 yard Relay
5. Chattanooga A 3:29.91
8. Chattanooga B 3:39.98
2. Taylor Hawk (fr) 4:37.55
3. Zack Darby (fr) 4:38.89
4. Austin Ethridge (fr) 4:41.49
2. Nathan Wanuch (sr) 8:40.49
6. Matthew Marshall (fr) 9:29.84
4. Iman Isang (fr) 8.12