Charlotte Track & Field. NT File Photo

Tori Elbert a senior shock putter set a school record with a 15.28m at the Vulcan Invitational hosted by UAB. Elberts throw got the Charlotte women’s track team off to a good start on Saturday.

Kayla Moore jumped 5.56 meters to take fourth in the long jump as Brittany Stanley ran a 5:04.18 in the MILE winning second place.

“We had some fine performances today mostly from those that really put in some work over the winter break,” said Bob Olesen, Director of Track and Field and Cross-Country.  “We definitely have some work to do though getting into competition mode now that we are back on campus and competing weekly.”

Steven Veselinovic, Keon Howe, Sage Murphy, Eli Cole and Markel Dalton all performed exceptionally at the Vulcan Invitational.

Steven Veselinovic and Markel Dalton both places second in their event with impressive numbers. Veselinovic tied his own school record with a 20.28m weight throw while Dalton recorded his first indoor triple jump over 15m, with a 15.34 m leap. Not only was it a personal best for but fourth best jump in school history.

In Pole Vault, the niners had three contenders in the top 5. Howe with second (4.85m), Murphy with third (4.70m) and Cole with fifth (4.55m).

Zach Marchinko came in second with the 3000m (8:39.59). Jayon Woodard would win seventh in the 200m (21.69) and sixth in the 400m (48.12) while Todd Gunzenhauser dug hard for second-place running the MILE in 4:17.60. Steven Barker took third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.21), just two one-hundredths of a second from beating his own record.

“We will get to work this week on things we saw today and look for progress at VMI next weekend as the conference event rankings begin to take form,” Olesen said.

The 49ers look to improve at the Keydet Invitational, hosted by VMI this Friday and Saturday.