Hagood, Davis Named All-Freshman; Mocs Seventh at SoCon

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga finished seventh at the 2021 Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend at the VMI Corps Physical Training Facility. Three individuals and two relay teams scored for the Mocs including freshmen Ashtyn Hagood and Emmy Davis.

Hagood was sixth in the women’s Mile, placing fourth in the first heat. She set a PR in the distance with a time of 5:12.28, and earned a spot on the SoCon all-freshman team despite not running competitively for almost two years due to an injury.

“Ashtyn started the day with a great race,” Mocs head coach Andy Meyer said. “The race started slow. She stayed and fought for perfect position throughout the race. Each 400 meters the pace got faster and she was able to hang on. We are extremely proud of her effort and race.”

Freshman Emmy Davis took eighth in the 800 meter final with a time of 2:22.62.

“She matched her performance from yesterday,” Meyer said. “She hung on the fast pace from the start and her last 200 was her fastest close this season.”

In the 5000 meter run, Makenzie Jones placed sixth for the Mocs after getting out to a hot start. She led the group through the first three laps before a trio of Furman runners took over. She was just over five seconds off her personal best.

“Makenzie ran well to place in a fast 5K,” Meyer said.

The Mocs’ 4×400 meter team was led off by McKenzie Williamson. Ashlynd Broling Miller, running in her final indoor championships, took the baton for the second leg. Emmy Davis covered the third and Imani Bryant ran anchor for Chattanooga with a time of 4:20.36.

“We had a good day and conference meet,” Meyer said. “It was great to actually get the season in. We are currently looking forward to carrying this success into our outdoor season.”

Samford was the overall champion with 155.5 points followed by Wofford’s 131 for second and ETSU was third with 125.5. Netanya Linares from Wofford was named the women’s Most Outstanding Athlete and Amanda Dumar from Samford was the women’s Pinnacle Award winner for the highest GPA on the winning team.