Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville track and field has made a name for itself as one of the top programs in the conference. The men’s team enters the 2016 indoor season ranked 3rd in the conference in pre-season voting while the women ring in at 4th.
The pre-season recognition is nothing new to the Crusaders who return several all-region performers including Terry Davis for the men and several for the women including Shekinah Wilder and Leah Austin.
The Crusaders turned in equally impressive performances at the Conference Carolinas Championships in 2015, posting third place finishes for both the men’s and women’s squads. The Crusaders had one performer advance to the NCAA DII Indoor National Championships as Terry Davis made the trip to compete in the triple jump.
NGU’s already strong track and field program is now under the direction of first year head coach Cameron Stober. Stober, who has served as the headman for the cross-country program, served as the assistant coach for the past couple years before becoming the third head coach of the program in June. He is a two time graduate of North Greenville University (2012/2014) and a former student athlete, competing with the cross-country team.
Shortly after taking his new position as head coach, Coach Stober brought on David Pickett, a former college sprinter from UNC Asheville. Pickett, a USATF level 3 (IAAF level 5) certified coach was brought on to work primarily with NGU’s sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers.
“Coach Pickett has done a phenomenal job with our sprinters, jumpers and hurdlers this semester,” remarked Coach Stober. “Our student athletes have given me nothing but positive feedback, regarding Coach Pickett, and they have bought in to his training. Coach Pickett is passionate about the sport of track and field and is constantly doing what is necessary to better himself as a coach.” Pickett’s previous stops as coach involved stops at East Tennessee State University and Milligan College.