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.