Tigerville – It has been one of the best outdoor track seasons on record for the North Greenville University men’s track & field team and the national rankings are beginning to mirror the success. As of Monday, the Crusaders are ranked in polls as a team with several individual rankings to match.
As a team, the Crusaders are ranked 37th nationally by the United States Track Field Cross Country Coaches Association. The same poll has NGU ranked seventh in the southeast region as a whole. Likewise, the men’s 100 and 200-meter squads are both ranked the fifth best in the nation in NCAA Division II. (Complete USTFCCCA Rankings)
The honors for the men continue into the individual side of things with three athletes earning top – 25 rankings as well as the 4x100 meter squad. The relay team of JJ Sherman, Harold Hilton, Jordan Walters, and Tevin Richardson claimed the highest ranking for NGU individuals, earning a 6th place nod in the national rankings.
Richardson has also claimed a pair of rankings in his own right as he is ranked 11th in the 400-meter and 20th nationally in the 200. JJ Sherman is also ranked 11th in the men’s 100 – meter while Adrian McGee is 15th in all of NCAA Division II in the men’s long jump.
(Complete TFRRS Individual Rankings)
Additionally, the Crusaders have claimed several weekly awards from Conference Carolinas for their work on the track. Richardson has twice been named the league's field athlete of the week while JJ Sherman grabbed the honor this week. Additionally, Adrian McGee nabbed the first field athlete of the week honor this week along with Sherman’s field nod.
The Crusaders will put their rankings to the test on April 27th when they travel to Central to run in the Conference Carolinas Championships hosted by Southern Wesleyan University.