Spartanburg, SC- Only three days from previous competition, the NGU track and field teams were back in action at the Terrier Relays on Saturday. The Crusaders performed well and made their presence known in the midst of numerous teams competing on a beautiful day in Spartanburg, SC.
The women’s 4x100 meter relay team consisting Mercedes Cunningham, Quintella Dollard, Timisty Nelson, and Shiobhan Fraser finished fourth with a time of 50.6 seconds. Corinne Schmidt ran a personal best time of 5:36 in the women’s 1500 meter run, and teammate Raven Wamer also posted a solid time of 5:38. Quintella Dollard took fourth place in the women’s 100 meter dash with a time of 12.43 seconds. Ambria Shaw, Georgia Delts, Mercedes Cunningham, and Jackia Whetsone also took a fourth place finish in the women’s 4x200 meter relay.
Quintella Dollard and Timisty Nelson also did well in the 200 meter dash finishing in seventh and ninth respectively. Nelson and teammate, Shiobhan Fraser, finished 14th and 21st respectively in a field of 34 competitors for the women’s long jump competition. Fraser also finished seventh in the women’s triple jump and 13th in the high jump event. Erin Pumley and Erin Kicklighter finished 19th and 22nd in a large field of athletes for the women discus throw.
Mark Watts once again showed off his speed winning the men’s 400 meter dash with a time of 48.23. The men’s 4x800 meter relay team consisting of Jonathon Williams, Ahmad Nesbitt, Ravon Wamer, and Jacob Simms ran an impressive race finishing in second place with a time of 7:56. Klyan Steinert continued to make an impression in the 400 meter hurdles finishing in fifth place with a time of 57.28 seconds. Freddie Martino took third place in the men’s 200 meter dash posting a time of 22.35 seconds. Jonathon Williams, Ravon Wamer, Mark Watts, and Freddie Martino ran strong in the 4x400 meter relay finishing in second place with a time of 3:19.
Jared Watkins finished in third place for the men’s high jump competition clearing a height of 6 feet and 8 inches. Watkins also finished eighth in the long jump event with a distance of 20 feet and 9 inches. Paul Scott cleared a height of 12 feet and 9 inches in the pole vault competition, which was good enough for a fourth place finish, and teammate Jacob Carr cleared 10 feet and 9 inches to earn an eighth place finish. Kreig Lowe took third place in the men’s shot put competition with a throw of 46 feet and 8 inches.
Head Coach, Michael Bayne, said, “I’m continually amazing with the performance of these kids, and I’m very proud of them.” The track and field teams will look to continue their success as they travel shortly down the road to compete in the Blue Shoes Invitational at Furman University this Saturday.