Gingerich, Carter Post Strong Marks At Drake

Saturday, April 30 2011 -

Panthers open first day at Drake Relays

Gingerich finished fifth in the 800m run at the Drake Relays in a very fast field. Gingerich posted a season best time of 2:07.32 which was just a second off her school record set last season.

Carter placed sixth in the long jump as he cleared 24'8.25" at the event. The jump ranks as the ninth best in EIU history as Carter passed John Craft on the career top ten list.

EIU had three relay teams in action on Friday. The men's 4x200 relay team placed fifth with a time of 1:26.78. The relay team was comprised of Darren PattersonJacob Mitchell, Patrick Tortorici and Kaleel Johnson. Patterson and Mitchell also ran in the 100m dash with Patterson placing 16th and Mitchell 34th.

EIU's women's 4x800 relay team placed 10th with a time of 9:02.92. The relay team consisted of Erika RamosPaige BiehlerErika Foltys and Gingerich.

EIU had its men's 4x100 relay team qualify for Saturday's finals. The relay team posted a time of 40.60 with Patterson, Mitchell, Zye Boey and Johnson making up the foursome.