Crusaders Have Strong Showing In First Meet
The North Greenville University men’s and women’s track and field teams kicked off the 2014 indoor season in record-breaking fashion as athletes from both teams competed in the Wake Forest Invitational and Gamecock Indoor Open #1 on Saturday.
In Winston-Salem, NC, the distance runners for both teams had a strong showing on the track. For the women, Zoe Engwall, Ambria Shaw, Amanda Ward and Monae Boyles formed the Distance Medley Relay team that broke a school record with a time of 14:11.43 in the race.
On the men’s side, Ahmad Nesbitt and Brett Morley continued to show their strengths, finishing 2nd and 5th overall respectively in the 3000 meter run. Nesbitt posted a school record 8:50.75 in the race, best among all collegiate runners, while Morley was close behind with a time of 9:01.84.
The field athlete also had successful days in Columbia, SC as two school records were broken on the day.
Freshman Megan Goodson, competing in her first ever collegiate meet, set the school record for height cleared in pole vault, clearing 3.05 meters (10 feet) to place 4th overall and 2nd among collegiate competitors.
The men’s pole vault also saw the school record broken as Paul Scott and Jared Bolin each cleared a height of 3.80 meteres ( 12 feet, 6 inches) to finish 4th and 5th overall in the standings, while Kreig Lowe finished 2nd overall in the shot put and 1st among collegiate competitors with a distance of 14.12 meters (46 feet, 4 inches).
The next meet for North Greenville will take place on Jan. 22 in Columbia, SC as the Crusaders compete in the Gamecock Invitational.