Saturday, January 28, 2012

Clemson, SC  - The North Greenville University men’s track and field team provided excitement during the final day of the Clemson Invitational over the weekend.

The Crusaders set numerous personal bests while bringing home second place in both the 4x400-meter relay and the distance medley.

The team of Jacob Simms, Freddie Martino, Ravon Wamer and Will Belue finished with a time of 3:30.00 in the 4x400, just five seconds behind winner Bethune-Cookman and ahead of Wofford College, Anderson University and Emmanuel College.

In the distance medley, Martino, Wamer, Simms and John Shealy finished in second place with a time of 10:56.52.

“In the last race of the day, the 4x400 relay, Freddie Martino led off by being tied for first place for much of the first leg,” said head coach Michael Bayne. “As Ravon Wamer continued the pace the announcers were yelling “And that is North Greenville!” They must’ve said it ten or twelve times. We have a great group of young men and I am very proud of them.”

As individuals, numerous Crusaders set personal best in various events.

In the 400-meter dash, Lucus Freeman (55.44) and Kylan Steinert (56.92) finished seventh and ninth respectively.

Wamer (2:01.83) brought home a 10th place finish in the 800-meter run, while James Brooks (4:40.21), Belue (4:49.77) and Dustin Kennon (5:26.78) all set personal bests in the one mile run.

The Crusaders will return to Clemson, SC on Feb. 10-11 to compete in the Tiger Paw Invitational.