Crusaders Claim Many Top Finishers at USC Open
Friday, April 5, 2013
Crusaders Claim Many Top Finishers at USC Open

Columbia, SC- The North Greenville University track and field teams traveled to Columbia, SC on Wednesday to compete in the USC Open track meet held at the University of South Carolina. The Crusaders put forth a strong performance and walked away with numerous top finishers.

For the women, Timisty Nelson finished 13th overall in the women’s 100 meter dash with a time of 12.9 seconds. Nelson also did well in the 200 meter dash finishing in 10th place with a time of 26.88 seconds. Corinne Schmidt ran strong in the women’s 1500 meter run posting a solid time of 5:38, good enough for eighth place. The women’s 4x100 meter relay team consisting of Timisty Nelson, Ciara Anderson, Quintella Dollard, and Ambria Shaw finished in 4th place with a time of 50 seconds.

In the field events for the Crusaders, Shiobhan Fraser took fourth place in the women’s high jump. Fraser and Timisty Nelson also did well in the women’s long jump competition finishing ninth and 11th respectively. Raivyn Chancellor continued her success finishing fifth in the shot put competition, second in the discus throw, and second in the hammer throw.

On the men’s side, Freddie Martino finished eighth in the men’s 100 meter dash with a time of 11.12 seconds. Mark Watts took a fourth place finish in the men’s 200 meter dash posting a time of 22.44 seconds. Freddie Martino finished in seventh place with a time of 22.84 seconds for the same event. Watts finished second place in the men’s 400 meter dash with a blazing time of 48.5 seconds. Jonathon Williams finished in 11th place with a time of 51.72 seconds in the 400 meter dash. Jacob Simms won the men’s 800 meter run with a time of 1:58, and teammate Ravon Wamer finished in third place with a time of 1:59. Ahmad Nesbitt also brought home a first place finish, in the men’s 1500 meter run, with a winning time of 4:13. Brett Morley and Ahmad Nesbitt took first and second place in the men’s 5000 meter run posting times of 15:46 and 15:47 respectively.

For the field events, Jared Watkins took second place in the men’s high jump, and seventh place in the men’s long jump. Paul Scott finished in fourth place for the men’s pole vault competition clearing a height of 12 feet and 7 inches. Kreig Lowe also had a first place finish, in the men’s shot put event, throwing a distance of 48 feet. Lowe also had a fifth place finish in the men’s discus throw, and teammate John Clark took fourth place in the men’s hammer throw. Justin Bishop finished third in the men’s javelin throw with a distance of 146 feet and 10 inches. 

The men’s and women’s track and field teams will have only a short break before their next meet, the Terrier Relays held at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC this Saturday.