CU hosts 2017 Campbell Open this weekend

CU hosts 2017 Campbell Open this weekend

Meet Central | Meet Schedule

BUIES CREEK, N.C. –
The Campbell track & field squad is set to host the 2017 Campbell Open this weekend. The meet is set for Friday and Saturday, April 7-8 at CU's Irwin Belk Track. Events begin at 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, while day two's events get started at 11:00 a.m.

Schools competing in the meet include Campbell, Louisburg, North Carolina Central, Meredith, Methodist and UNC Pembroke. A full breakdown of the meet's events can be viewed at the 'Meet Schedule' link above. In addition, meet information and facility records can be found at the 'Meet Central' link at the top of the article.

Campbell will honor its senior student-athletes Saturday at 3:00 p.m. as they compete in their final home meet. Amina Alvarez-Barkane, Jacob Carter, Lorne Jenkins, Lilla Juhasz, Shenelle McKay, Kelsey Rea, Davian Rhodes and Amon Terer make up Campbell's 2017 senior class.

The Camels will begin the meet Friday at 3:30 p.m. with the women's long jump. Sabina Allen, Shenelle McKay, Deonica Reid and Jullia Morris are set to compete. At last year's home meet, Allen broke the facility and school records in the long jump with a mark of 6.18m.

Up next for CU will be the men's long jump, where Lorne Jenkins, Nate Tyson, Noah Tyson, Chase Edwards and Alize Graham are entered. Graham has the best mark in this event for Campbell this season with a jump of 7.26m at the UNCW Seahawk Invite, which currently ranks 34th on the NCAA Div. I East Regional qualifying list. Jenkins owns the facility's long jump record with a mark of 7.39m that he recorded last season.

Friday night features the women's and men's 5000m at 7:00 and 7:30 p.m., respectively. Jade Baldwin, Ali Bowen, Madeline Fitch, Megan Lanzon and Michaela Louw will represent the Campbell women in the event. Louw has a PR of 18:12.45 this season, which is more than six seconds faster than the facility record of 18:18.93, held by CU alumna Rachel Deline.

Freshmen Hunter Gilbert and Billy Knabe are set to compete on the men's side. They have each notched times of 15:41.32 and 16:15.90, respectively, which would break the facility record of 16:28.25 that was set by Campbell's Colin Lavigne in 2012.

Saturday's running events begin at noon with the women's and men's 1500m. Campbell senior Amina Alvarez-Barkane and Louw are entered on the women's side, while Graeme Fisher, Travis Gallimore, Kelvin Kirui, Amon Terer and Amon Kemboi will compete for the Campbell men. Kirui has CU's top time in this event with a mark of 3:49.03 that he set at the Raleigh Relays.

Following the 1,500m will be the women's and men's 4x100m relays, where Campbell will have one team competing in each event. Allen, Lilla Juhasz, Reid and Tatiana Wolfe own the facility record on the women's side with a time of 46.55 at last year's home meet. The men's facility record was set by Campbell's S. Hicks, A. Perez, D. Jones and K. Cooper in 2012 with a mark of 41.46.

Juhasz and Wolfe are each entered in the women's 100m hurdles, set to start at 12:45 p.m. Juhasz owns the facility record with a time of 13.47 that she set at last year's home meet. On the men's side, Campbell junior Marcus Mize is entered in the men's 110m hurdles, scheduled for 12:55 p.m. on Saturday.

A group of Campbell freshmen are set to compete in the women's and men's 400m, which will begin at 1:10 and 1:20, respectively. Logan Shearon will make her collegiate debut on the women's side, while Casper Duell, Collin Cooper and Ka'Deem Wynn will run for the Campbell men.

Following the 400m will be the women's and men's 100m dash. Isis Brooks, Janai Scott, Reid and Allen are entered for the Campbell women. On the men's side, Daequon Carr and Jacob Carter are set to compete. Carr has the fastest 100m dash for CU this season with a time of 10.91 that he set last week at the HPU VertKlasse Invitational.

Chigozie Atavwigho will compete alongside Mize in the men's 400m hurdles, scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. Both athletes set PR's last weekend at the HPU meet with marks of 54.18 and 58.18, respectively.

CU will be well-represented in the women's and men's 200m. On the women's side, Brooks, Juhasz, Scott, Racheal Brown and Wolfe are all entered in the event. Scott owns the fastest time in the 200m for Campbell this season with a time of 24.24. For the Campbell men, Graham, Carr, Carter and Cooper are set to compete.

The final individual events of the meet will be the women's and men's 800m. Alvarez-Barkane, Kaelyn Yoder, Shearon, Kelsey Rea and Brianna Meyrick will all be competing for the Campbell women. Rea has the fastest time this season of this group with a time of 2:15.89 that she set at the UNF Spring Break Open.

On the men's side, Fisher, Kirui and Duell are entered in the 800m. Kirui most recently placed first at the HPU VertKlasse Meeting with a time of 1:51.53, which was just 0.19 seconds away from the Campbell record.

In Saturday's field events, Campbell will compete in the triple jump and the high jump. Allen, who broke the facility record in the women's triple jump last year with a mark of 13.09m, is the only Campbell athlete entered in the women's TJ. Jenkins, Noah Tyson and Alize Graham are set to compete on the men's side. Jenkins owns the facility record with a mark of 14.39m that he recorded last season.

McKay will be Campbell's lone competitor in the women's high jump. The Campbell senior owns the Irwin Belk Track facility record with a jump of 1.70m that she posted at the 2015 home meet. On the men's side, Davian Rhodes, Nate Tyson and Edwards are entered in the high jump. Rhodes has the facility record in the event with a mark of 2.14m that was set at the 2016 Campbell Invitational.

Following the Campbell senior recognition at 3:00 p.m. will be the final events of the meet, the women's and men's 4x400m relays. CU will have one team competing on the women's side, while the Campbell men will have two teams competing.

Following the meet, Campbell is scheduled to send a group of its top athletes to the Mt. Sac Relays in Los Angeles, Calif. The meet is set for Friday and Saturday, April 14-15. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.