Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spiders Open 2012 Season at UNC Dick Taylor Invite

A solid start to the season...
Sophomore Grace Gibson broke her own Spider record
in the Pole Vault.
Clevinger, Gibson Shine on Day Two of Dick Taylor
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Freshman Taylor Clevinger and sophomore Grace Gibson were stellar for the Spiders on Saturday as Richmond Track & Field wrapped up its first meet of the indoor season at UNC's Dick Taylor Invitational.

Gibson (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) headlined the second day of field action for the Spiders in Chapel Hill, recording a leap of 3.40 meters in the pole vault to reset her own school record and secure a sixth-place finish.

Clevinger (Mechanicsville, Va./St. Catherine's School) picked up right where she left off on the track, winning her heat of the 800 Meters with a time of 2:17.93 to finish third overall in the event's 35-runner field. Clevinger's teammate on Friday's winning DMR relay, sophomore Alli Mannon (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) clocked a 2:23.43 to take sixth overall in the race.

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Women's DMR Highlights Day One at UNC

Courtesy:Richmond Athletics
The winning DMR
L-R Amber Young, Alyson McGonigle,
Allie Mannon and Taylor Clevinger 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Spider women's distance medley relay squad put together a top finish to highlight Richmond Track & Field's first day of action on Friday at UNC's Dick Taylor Invitational.

Highlighting the day for the Spiders were sophomores Alyson McGonigle (Chester Springs, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) and Alli Mannon (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) and freshmen Taylor Clevinger (Mechanicsville, Va./St. Catherine's School) and Amber Young (Pepper Pike, Ohio/Orange), who combined to turn in a top time of...

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