Chapel Hill, N.C. - The NGU track and field team opened up its 2016 indoor season on Saturday afternoon, at the UNC Open, hosted by the University of North Carolina.
The Crusaders put together a solid first meet, setting several school records for the indoor program. Among the school records were two set by first year runners including Kaleigh Roach for the women and Stanley Limoh for the men. Roach earned a first place finish in the women's mile, posting a time of 5:49 while Limoh logged a time of 4:24. Shekinah Wilder, also a freshman, set the school record in women's long jump with a distance of 17'2 which earned her a fourth place finish.
"This weekend was an excellent combination of upperclassmen performing well and a strong showing from newly recruited freshman class," remarked head track and field coach Jacob Simms. "The UNIC meet was a great environment to begin our 2016 journey with a team that has already proved its eagerness to train and compete in a humble and Godly way."
The Crusaders finished the weekend with six first place finishes and 13, top three finishes. NGU will be back in action on January 29th and 30th at the Bob Pollack Meet, hosted by Clemson University.
Other Top Finishers:
- Ben Sessions opened up the 2016 season with a first place finish in the 3000 meter with a time of 9:15.
- The Men's distance medley team scored the top spot with a time of 10:46. The team included both Limoh and Sessions as well as Trey Stewart and Jordan Walters.
- Kyle Joiner reached the height of 3.65 meters and secured his first pole finish of the season and his first collegiate pole vault victory.
- The women's medley team made up of Victoria Davies, London Miller, Amanda Ward, and Kaleigh Roach finished second with a time of 13:41.