NGU building momentum after solid showing at Rouse Invitational

NGU building momentum after solid showing at Rouse Invitational
Monday, April 10, 2017
NGU building momentum after solid showing at Rouse Invitational

Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville track and field continued its march to the Conference Carolinas Championships with a solid showing at the Susan Rouse Invitational, hosted by Southern Wesleyan University.

The Crusaders turned in several personal best on both the men’s and women’s side of the competition including one school record in the women’s 200-meter. Makayla Keitt crossed the finish line in 25.83-seconds to set a new personal best while also setting a new program standard in the event.

Also in the 200-meter on the men’s side was Shaquille Rolle who broke the tap in 22.94 to set his own personal record. Jordan Walters also had a solid showing in Central, South Carolina, stopping the clock at 49.60-seconds in the men’s 400-meter, setting a new standard for himself.

Kaleigh Roach and Trey Stewart headlined for North Greenville in the men’s and women’s 800-meter runs with a pair of personal records. Roach finished seventh overall in her race with a time of 2:26.85 while Trey Steward turned one of the best finishes of the day for the Crusaders, earning third on the podium with a time of 1:59.01.

Victoria Davies and Austin Nobles rounded out the distance finishes for North Greenville over the weekend with a pair of individual bests. Davies crossed in 19:54.05 while Nobles finished in 16:49.58, both in the 5,000-meter. Jonathan Keller posted the best finish in the event with a fifth-place showing with a time of 16:06.52.

The field events were headlined by a solid day on the women’s side of the field. Emily Bryant and Traci Oyugi both turned in personals in the discuss and shot-put with distances of 27.60-meters and 10.57-meters. Oyugi’s throw in the shot-put was good enough for third place. Sarah Scism was also a top performer with a distance of 4.62-meters in the long jump.

Other top performers included the third place finish by Keitt in the 200-meter run, and a second place finish for both Walters and Wilder.

The Crusaders will travel to Cullowhee, North Carolina next week to take part in the Catamount Classic, hosted by Western Carolina University.