Saturday, February 9, 2013
Clemson, SC- The men’s and women’s track teams traveled down the road to Clemson, SC to compete in the Tiger Paw Invitational this weekend. Once again, the Crusaders were up against stout competition but managed to pull off some great individual performances.

The men’s distance medley relay team consisting of Ravon Wamer, Terrico Holland, Jacob Simms, and Ahmad Nesbitt set a school record posting a combined time of 10:40. Kreige Lowe also set a school record, in the shot put event, with a throw of 42 feet and 2 inches. Ahmad Nesbitt also ran his way into the school record books posting a time of 4:34 in the men’s mile race. Brett Morley won his heat in the men's 5000 meter race with a solid time of 15:57. Freddie Martino was a top 15 finisher in the men’s 60 meter dash posting a time of 7.02 seconds. Mark Watts made an impression in the men’s 400 meter dash posting a time of 49.86 seconds, good enough for 11th place overall. Ravon Wamer continued his good work on the track clocking a time of 2:01 in the men’s 800 meter run. Jared Watkins placed fifth in the men’s high jump clearing a height of 6 feet and 6 inches. The men's 4x400 meter relay team (Mark Watts, Jacob Simms, Ravon Wamer, and Freddie Martino) capped the weekend off finishing second in their heat posting a time of 3:24.

For the women, Ambria Shaw set a school record in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.32 seconds. Allison Beam also set a school record in the women’s 800 meter run posting a time of 2:34. Raivyn Chancellor did well in the women’s weight throw by throwing a distance of 13.08 meters (42.9 feet). Quintella Dollard also did well in the women’s 60 meter dash running a time of 8.07 seconds. Shiobhan Fraser posted a jump of 4.67 meters (15.3 feet) in the women’s long jump competition. Also making an impression was Brett Morely who won his 5000 meter heat with a time of 15:57.

Head Coach Michael Bayne remarked, “I am very proud of these athletes. They competed well in the midst of some great competition and they represented our school well at the same time.” The men’s and women’s track teams will prepare for the final indoor meet of the season, the Conference Carolinas Championships, this coming weekend in Winston-Salem, NC.