Saturday, February 2, 2013
Winston-Salem, N.C.—The North Greenville men’s and women’s track teams wrapped up the Hilton Garden Invitational on Saturday afternoon, setting several school records for indoor track and field. 

On day one, Mark Watts placed in the men’s 400 meter with a time of 50.53. Brett Morely posted a school record in the men’s 5k crossing the finish line with a time of 15:41.23, which was good enough for a top 15 finish. He was followed up by first year runner Ahmad Nesbitt, who finished sixth in the 5000 meter run, stopping the clock at 16:12.01 

School records continued to fall on day two of the meet. In the women’s 200 meter, Ambria Shaw set a school best, clocking in at 27.25 (3rd Place). Following close behind Shaw was Quintella Dollard who checked in at 27.43 (4th Place). Mercedes Cunningham clocked in at 28.43, finishing 4th her section, while Georgia Delts brought home a third place section finish with a time of 29.63. 

In the women’s 800 meter, NGU’s Allison Beam turned in a top five sectional finish with a time of 2:36.42, also, a school record for indoor track and field. In the women’s 1 mile run, Natalie Hamrick finished in the top 10 with a 6:02.84 finish. Corinne Schmidt finished the day with a 6:12.23. 

“I am very proud of these kids,” remarked coach Michael Bayne after his teams strong performance over the weekend. “It takes so much effort to compete in track and field, and they come out and perform every weekend.”