Columbia, S.C. – North Greenville track & field wrapped up its second weekend of outdoor competition with a solid performance at the Weems Basket Invitational at the University of South Carolina.
Once again, the Crusaders turned in several personal and school records in both track and field events. Shekinah Wilder headlined the weekend with an impressive showing in the women’s triple jump. Wilder leapt 38 feet or more in all four of her attempts and set a collegiate personal best as well as an NCAA provisional qualifying mark with 38-feet one inch. The jump earned her a fourth-place finish among athletes from all different levels of NCAA competition.
A couple of NGU women also set school and personal records this weekend in the 3,000-meter steeple chase and the women’s 1,500-meter run. Tori Davies turned in the steeple chase record with a time of 11:27.69 while Kaleigh Roach was once again solid in the distance runs for NGU with a time of 5:01.36 in the 1,500. Roach finished in 20th for her race while Davies was 18th.
Nayeley Valenciano and Emily Beisecker set personal bests in the women’s 5K and the 400-meter hurdles with times of 20:41.42 and 1:07.52 while Makayla Keitt set a personal best in the 400-meter with a time of 58.96. Also in the 400-meter was Lilli Haines who clocked in with a personal record of 1:01.61.
For the NGU men, Tevin Richardson set a new school record in the 200-meter dash, breaking the tape at 21.57-seconds, earning himself an 18th place finish. Jonathan Keller was also impressive in the 3K-steeple chase, setting school and personal record with a time of 9:49.37, which was good enough for an 11th place finish.
The Crusaders will be back in action on April 7th when they travel to Central, South Carolina for the Southern Wesleyan University Invitational.