Friday, February 6, 2015

Johnson City, TN—The North Greenville Men's and Women's Track Teams continued their 2015 indoor track season at the ETSU Bucaneer Invitational this weekend, hosted by East Tennessee State University.

For the men, Devin Wannamaker continued to make waves for NGU, taking third place in the men's 60 meters. Wannamaker placed third after clocking in, at 6.86, which is a school record. Wannmaker also posted a school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.18. Fellow teammate Ahmad Nesbitt set a school record in the 5k with a first place finish of 14:53.

For the women, freshman Leah Austin set a school record in the 200m with the time of 26.72. Another school record was set on the girls side by sophmore Amanda Ward in the 3000m with the time of 11:14. Fellow teammate Zoe Engwall posted a top 40 finish in the 800 meter run clocking in in 2:34 for a 34th place finish. The Crusaders put together a solid performance in the distance medley, as the team of Engwall, Anel Miranda-Smith, Amanda Ward, and Ellen Canniff finished 13th with a total time of 13:43.

The Men also put together a solid performance in the medley with a fourth place finish as Tre' Black, Trae Bonner, Jordan Ferguson, and Andrew Hill crossed the finish line in 10:52. NGU's Kreig Lowe turned in his best performance in the shot put with a 5th place finish.

The field side of the event would not be outdone by the track as sophmore Terry Davis set two school records. His first would come in the triple jump (15.05m), which recorded 8th in the nation. The second school record would come in the long jump at 6.97m. Junior Kreig Lowe would place in two school records of his own in the shot put (15.10m) and the weight throw (13.79m). On the women's side of the field event freshman Zoe Engwall posted a season personal best and tied the indoor school record in pole vault at 3.20m (10' 6").

The Crusaders will be back in action on February 22nd at the Conference Carolinas indoor track and field championships.