Crusaders solid in final tune-up before conference championships

Crusaders solid in final tune-up before conference championships
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Crusaders solid in final tune-up before conference championships
Justin Keck Photography

Cullowhee – Women’s track & field took advantage of its last tune-up before next weekend's conference championships, turning in a win and several personal records at Western Carolina.

The Basics

  • Location: Cullowhee, North Carolina
  • Meet: Beynon Sports Catamount Classic
  • Host: Western Carolina University

How it Happened 

  • Hope Whisman won her second race in as many meets this weekend using a personal record time of 41:57.52 to win the women’s 10 K among runners from all three NCAA divisions.
  • Kaleigh Roach turned in a new season personal best in the women’s 800-meter run with a time of 2:29.32 while Tracy Oyugi turned in her own personal record with a distance of 34.94-meters in the women’s hammer.
  • Sarah Scism jumped on board with a pair of personal records in the triple jump and 200-meter run. Scism jumped a distance of 10.30-meters in the triple and broke the 200-meter tape in a time of 28.01.
  • Shekinah Wilder finished 4th in the women’s triple jump with a distance of 12.04-meters. She finished eighth among Division II athletes in the country.
  • The women’s 4x400 meter team was not to be outdone as they finished third among all NCAA divisions. The team of Leah Austin, Lilli Haines, Brittany Edwards, and Emily Beisecker crossed the finish line in a time of 4:05.22, just behind a pair of Division I programs.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders turn up the volume as they travel to back to Southern Wesleyan to run in the Conference Carolinas Championships hosted by Southern Wesleyan University.