Monday, March 23, 2015

Charlotte, N.C.—The NGU men's track and field team put together a solid performance this past weekend at the UNC 49er Classic, setting several school and personal records.

The Crusaders took on more than 20 teams from NCAA Division I and II to NAIA teams during the Friday and Saturday event.

The NGU women's Team turned in a solid performance at the classic, setting several personal records as well as two school records. Anel Smith set a school best 1:09 in the 400-meter hurdles.

Zoe Engwall also delivered a school record in the 1500 meter run, as her 5:05 put her in 69th out of 106 runners. The Crusaders also set a couple season highs in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

The team of Leah Austin, Shiobhan Fraser, Anel-Miranda Smith, and Georgia Dels crossed the finish line for NGU in 49.9 in the 4x100 and 4:08 in the 4x400 meter, good enough for a 9th and 16th place finish.

The women also found success in the field events, as Tracy Oyugi turned in a personal best in the discus throw, while Rashaundra Miller threw a 17.76 meter throw.

The Crusaders will be back in action on April 4th at the Terrier Relay's hosted by Wofford in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

For the men, Devin Wannamaker continued to show why he is one of Conference Carolinas' and nation's best performers, setting a school record 10.59 finish in the 100 meter dash.

Terry Davis also turned in a 3rd place performance with a school record 48'4" in the men's triple jump. Ahmad Nesbitt's 14:46 in the men's 5k was enough to set a personal and school record while Jordan Ferguson set a record with a 10:07 in the 3k steeple chase.

Other school records set were in the men's 4x100 relay as Trae Bonner, Scotty McCaully, Jordan Sumpter, and Chanti Davis crossed the finish line in 42.97. Bonner and Sumter also set a school record in the men's 4x400 as they teamed up with Ravon Wamer and Jonathan Williams for a second place finish with a time of 3:17.