Crusaders place fourth at league indoor championships

Crusaders place fourth at league indoor championships
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Crusaders place fourth at league indoor championships

Winston-Salem, N.C. – North Greenville men’s track and field finished fourth on Sunday at the Conference Carolinas indoor track and field championships.

The Basics

  • Location: JDL Fast Track (Winston Salem, North Carolina)
  • Race: Conference Carolinas Championships
  • Finish: 4th out of 11 teams

How it Happened (Track Events)

  • JJ Sherman placed second in a pair of events including the 60 and 200-meter runs. Sherman crossed in 6.81-seconds in the 60-meter and 22.01-seconds in the 200-meter.
  • Harold Hilton turned in a solid showing in the 60-meter to place third behind Sherman with a time of 6.98 while Tevin Richardson was third in the 200-meter with a time of 22.02.
  • Richardson was also strong in the 400-meter run, as he placed 4th with a time of 49.68 seconds.
  • The Crusaders also got a pair of 4th place finishes in the distance medley relay (Austin Noble / Nigel Gay / Dominic Powell / Ben Sessions) with a time of 11:04.91 and in the 4x4 relay (Tevin Richardson / Jordan Walters / Trey Stewart / JJ Sherman) with a time of 3:25.82.
  • Brooks Hovis rounded out NGU’s track competitions in the mile run with a time of 4:36.91.

How it Happened (Field Events)

  • Liam Burch and Anatoley Gamza finished fourth and sixth in the men’s pole vault with heights of 3.82 meters and 3.52 meters.
  • Adrian McGee scored for North Greenville in the long jump with a distance of 6.63, earning himself a seventh place finish.
  • In the high jump Dazwon McCormick finished fourth with a distance of 1.84 meters.

From Coach Stober

-“We had some outstanding individual performances today. I think we had a total of nine podium finishes. Including a couple of big surprises...Trey Stewart in the 800 and Harold Hilton in the 60. JJ Sherman and Tevin Richardson both had a great day for the men. One person that will be overlooked in the results, but ran a hard/selfless meet is Ben Sessions. Millie Klefsaas had a day filled with records, including a conference record in the women’s vault. Shekinah Wilder scored in three different events (long jump, triple jump, and 4x4). Hope Whisman ran an awesome race in the 5K. Tori Davies, Kaleigh Roach, and Jadyn Slaughter also were big contributors in the DMR and their individual events. Our relay teams were extremely competitive today across the board. 

Though we aren’t content with 4th place on either side, we finished better than projected. And we will keep striving to reach our potential.

Indoor season isn’t over for us yet. We’ve got a few individuals that we are hopeful will qualify for DII Nationals. With that being said, I’m already excited to see what we can do during outdoor season. If we can stay healthy and continue to improve, I believe we can do even better.

Quick thanks to David Pickett and Adam Isakson. They have both done a great job coaching and developing our student-athletes. We are blessed to have them on staff, and we wouldn’t have performed the way we did today without them.”

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders will wrap up the indoor season at the JDL Last Chance Invitational, also held at the JDL Fast Track on February 25th.