Crusaders turn in 6th place finish at indoor championships

Crusaders turn in 6th place finish at indoor championships
Monday, February 20, 2017
Crusaders turn in 6th place finish at indoor championships

Winston Salem, N.C. – North Greenville track and field wrapped up the indoor portion of its schedule on Sunday evening at the Conference Carolinas indoor championships. The men’s team finished with a 6th place finish while the women placed 5th among conference teams.

Kyle Joiner headlined the men’s weekend turning in a first-place finish in the men’s pole vault. Joiner earned the Conference Carolinas title when he cleared a height of 4.21-meters. Joiner is one of the team’s biggest movers from a year ago when he finished ninth with a height of 3.31.

JJ Sherman also found a podium spot on Sunday afternoon as he placed third in the Men’s 60-Meter race. Sherman crossed the finish line in 6.88-seconds. Sherman also turned in a sixth-place finish in the 200-meter with a time of 22.34.

Other individual point scorers for the Crusaders included Jordan Ferguson who tacked on a 7th place finish in the mile run with a time of 4:35.03 and Jonathon Keller who finished in eighth place in the men’s 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:51.05.

The next best finish for the men’s team came in the 4000 Distance Medley relay. The team of Trey Stewart, Nate Bianco, Dominic Powell, and James Powell turned in a fifth-place finish with a time of 11:09.76.

The team of Scotty McCauley, Dominic Powell, Nate Bianco, and James Page also turned in a top-10 performance in the men’s 4x400-meter race. The foursome crossed the finish line in 3:33.60 which was good enough for sixth place.

Shekinah Wilder was the big finisher for the women’s team on Sunday as she reeled in a second-place finish in the women’s triple jump Wilder leapt 11.27-meters and was the highest finisher for the women’s team. Wilder also finished fifth in the women’s long jump with 5.27-meters.

Sydney Hickert turned in a top performance in her first ever Conference Carolinas championship in the women’s pole vault. Hickert launched herself 2.80-meters, earning herself a third-place spot on the podium and the second-best finish for an NGU female athlete over the weekend.

Other individual performers for the Crusaders included a sixth-place finish for Hope Weisman in the 5,000-meter with a time of 20:07.43 and a pair of eighth place finishes for McKayla Keitt and Kaleigh Roach in the 400-meter and the mile run. Keitt finished with a time of 1:01.34 while Roach crossed the finish line in 5:38.48.

NGU tracksters also turned in a pair of fifth place finishes in team events. The team of Lilli Haines, Makayla Keitt, Shekinah Wilder, and Victoria Davies placed fifth in the women’s 4x400-meter run for North Greenville. The foursome finished in a time of 4:11.59.

Amanda Ward, Lilli Haines, Victoria Davies, and Kaleigh Roach also finished fifth in the women’s 4,000 distance medley. The ladies crossed the finish line with a time of 13:22.