At the conclusion of the 2013 indoor track and field season, the North Greenville University men’s team finished fourth in the NCAA Division II Southeast Rankings and the women’s team finished tenth. The Crusaders also have many athletes that are ranked individually in the NCAA Division II Southeast Rankings for their respective events.
Freddie Martino finished fourth overall in the final rankings for the men’s 60 meter dash, but claimed the first place spot in the final rankings for the 200 meter dash. Freshman teammate Mark Watts finished the final rankings in the fourth spot for the men’s 200 meter dash, but also claimed a first place spot in the 400 meter dash. Jacob Simms finished the 2013 indoor season in the seventh spot for the men’s 800 meter run in the final rankings. The men’s 4x400 meter relay team consisting of Mark Watts, Jacob Simms, Ravon Wamer, and Freddie Martino also claimed the first place spot in the final rankings for the NCAA Division II Southeast Region. The men’s distance medley relay team (Ravon Wamer, Jonathon Williams, Jacob Simms, and Ahmad Nesbitt) also did well in the final rankings, claiming the fifth place position.
For the men’s field athletes, Jared Watkins finished in third place for the men’s high jump. Paul Scott and Jacob Carr finished fifth and seventh respectively in the final rankings for the men’s pole vault competition. Freddie Martino also proved his worth in the field, claiming third place in the final rankings for the men’s long jump event.
On the women’s side, freshman Quintella Dollard made an impression finishing second overall in the final rankings for the 60 meter dash. Teammate and fellow freshman, Ambria Shaw, also made her presence known by claiming the eighth spot for women’s 400 meter dash. The women’s distance medley relay team made up of Raven Wamer, Georgia Delts, Allison Beam, and Corinne Schmidt earned their way into the final rankings finishing in the eighth overall spot.
The women also did well in the final rankings for the field events. Shiobhan Fraser finished sixth in the high jump, and eighth in the triple jump. Teammate Raivyn Chancellor finished second in the final rankings for both the women’s shot put and weight throw competitions.
Freddie Martino, Paul Scott, Jacob Simms, Ravon Wamer, Jared Watkins, Mark Watts, Raivyn Chancellor, and Quintella Dollard all earned honors for being named to the 2013 USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field All-Region Team. The Crusaders had a very impressive indoor season, and these individual rankings and awards are proof of their success. The track and field teams now focus their attention on the outdoor season and look to improve both individually and as a team.