Sherman's Athlete of the Week nod caps strong week for NGU Track & Field

Sherman's Athlete of the Week nod caps strong week for NGU Track & Field
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sherman's Athlete of the Week nod caps strong week for NGU Track & Field

Tigerville, S.C. – JJ Sherman put the exclamation point on a solid weekend for the North Greenville track and field teams as he earned Conference Carolinas track athlete of the week following a solid showing at the 49ers Classic.

Sherman continues to show why he is one of the top athletes in the conference as well as the southeast after turning in the fastest 100-meter time in Saturday’s preliminaries, crossing the finish line in 10.51-seconds. He finished second in the finals over all divisions of the NCAA and professional athletes.

Sherman punched the clock at 10.74-seconds in the finals, just .03 behind the top finisher Matthew Moore from East Tennessee State. Sherman also finished a spot ahead of Olympian Manteo Mitchell who participated as a professional athlete. Sherman’s time was also a personal best for the redshirt sophomore.

NGU got several personal records from different athletes over the weekend including Tevin Richardson in the men’s 200-meter. Richardson finished 11th in the preliminaries with a time of 21.74. Other personal records included bests from Jonathan Keller with a 15:39.83 and Austin Nobles with a time of 16:55.20, both in the men’s 5,000-meter.

Kyle Joiner turned in a season best for the men’s pole vaulters with a height of 4.35-meters to finish first while Nathaniel Bianco scored a personal best in the men’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.42.

The Crusaders got a solid effort on the women’s side as well with a few different personal records. Sarah Scism got things started with a personal record in the 100-meters with a new personal best, crossing the finish line in 13.81.

Lilli Hanes was one of North Greenville’s top performances on weekend with a personal record in the women’s 400-meter and in the 200-meter. Haines crossed the finish line in a time of 1:02.35. Haines’ personal record in the women’s 200-meter was a time of 27.31-seconds.

In the steeplechase, Victoria Davies set a new personal record, as well as a new school record. Davies crossed the finish line in 12:41 to wrap up the weekend’s record setting numbers.

The Crusaders will be back in action on March 25th at the USC Weems Baskin Relays in Columbia, South Carolina.