Crusaders live up to #NGUisFAST hashtag with four schools records in Florida

Crusaders live up to #NGUisFAST hashtag with four schools records in Florida
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Crusaders live up to #NGUisFAST hashtag with four schools records in Florida

Gainesville, FL—Another weekend is in the books for North Greenville track and field after an impressive showing at the Florida Relays hosted by the University of Florida.

The Basics

  • Location: Gainesville, Florida
  • Meet: Pepsi Florida Relays
  • Host: University of Florida

How it Happened

  • Tevin Richardson proved one of the best sprinters in NCAA Division II track and field after another fast weekend. Richardson finished second in his heat and 21st overall among 52 total athletes from different divisions.
  • Richardson’s time of 47.48 in the men’s 400-meter was also second among Division II athletes and was an NCAA provisional time. As of Saturday, his time ranks him 6th in the country.
  • The men’s and women’s relay teams also had a solid weekend breaking a pair of school records.
  • For the women, the team of Emily Beisecker, Brittany Edwards, Lilli Haines, and Leah Austin crossed the line in 1:46.94 in the women’s 4x200 to put themselves at the top of the record book.
  • The women's distance medley relay team also re-wrote the record books on Saturday afternoon. The team of Hope Whisman, Kaleigh Roach, Brittany Edwards, and Jadyn Slaughter finished with a time of 13:07.24. 
  • The men’s 4x200 meter team also turned in a new school record with a time of 1:28.64. The team consists of Nigel Gay, Harold Hilton, JJ Sherman, and Jordan Walters.
  • Also setting a school record was the men’s 4x100 team with Sherman, Hilton, Brett Evans, and Tevin Richardson. The Crusaders finished 2nd in their head and 24th overall with a time of 41.22.
  • The time was second amongst Division II schools and shattered the previous school record by over one second. It also ranks the team 11th in the nation in Division II.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders make a shorter trip to Central, South Carolina to run in the Susan Rouse Invitational at Southern Wesleyan University.