Klefsaas sets conference record; NGU takes 4th at indoor championships

Klefsaas sets conference record; NGU takes 4th at indoor championships
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Klefsaas sets conference record; NGU takes 4th at indoor championships

Winston-Salem, N.C. – North Greenville scored a fourth place finish at the Conference Carolinas indoor championships on Sunday afternoon in North Carolina. 

The Basics

  • Location: JDL Fast Track (Winston Salem, North Carolina)
  • Race: Conference Carolinas Championships
  • Finish: 4th out of 12 teams

How it Happened (Track Events)

  • The distance medley team of Jadyn Slaughter, Sarah Flook, Victoria Davies, and Kaleigh Roach finished second with a time of 13:15.11 to set the tone for the Crusaders.
  • The women’s 4x400 relay team also turned in a solid time, breaking the tape in 4:10.99. The time earned the team of Emily Beisecker, Leah Austin, Shekinah Wilder, and Brittany Edwards finished in third place.
  • Hope Whisman ran her best career race in the 5000-meter run with a personal best time of 19:51.42.
  • In the mile run, Jadyn Slaughter and Kaleigh Roach finished back-to-back in sixth and seventh with times of 5:41.62 and 5:42.52.
  • Victoria Davies and Millie Klefsaas rounded out the field events with a pair of sixth place finishes in the 800-meter run and the 60-meter hurdles. Davies crossed in 2:33.62 while Klefsaas set a new personal record with a time of 8.95-seconds.

How it Happened (Field Events)

  • Klefsaas turned in an even more impressive showing in the women’s pole vault as she set a new conference, school, and personal record and finished in first place with a height of 11’0.25-meters.
  • Shekinah Wilder finished second in the triple jump with a distance of 11.3-meters and fourth in the long jump with a length of 5.26-meters to round out NGU’s field performers.

From Coach Stober

“We had some outstanding individual performances today. I think we had a total of nine podium finishes. Including a couple of big surprises...Trey Stewart in the 800 and Harold Hilton in the 60. JJ Sherman and Tevin Richardson both had a great day for the men. One person that will be overlooked in the results, but ran a hard/selfless meet is Ben Sessions. Millie Klefsaas had a day filled with records, including a conference record in the women’s vault. Shekinah Wilder scored in three different events (long jump, triple jump, and 4x4). Hope Whisman ran an awesome race in the 5K. Tori Davies, Kaleigh Roach, and Jadyn Slaughter also were big contributors in the DMR and their individual events. Our relay teams were extremely competitive today across the board. 

Though we aren’t content with 4th place on either side, we finished better than projected. And we will keep striving to reach our potential.

Indoor season isn’t over for us yet. We’ve got a few individuals that we are hopeful will qualify for DII Nationals. With that being said, I’m already excited to see what we can do during outdoor season. If we can stay healthy and continue to improve, I believe we can do even better.

Quick thanks to David Pickett and Adam Isakson. They have both done a great job coaching and developing our student-athletes. We are blessed to have them on staff, and we wouldn’t have performed the way we did today without them.”

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders end the indoor season with a return trip to the JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem to run in the JDL Last Chance Invitational on February 25th.