Cross Country

Mercer Takes All-SAC Honors at SAC Cross Country Championships

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NEWTON, N.C. -- Hannah Mercer ran to second team All-South Atlantic Conference honors on Saturday morning at Southside Park in the SAC Cross Country Championships. The women finished fourth at the Championships, while the men placed eighth among the 11 league schools.

Mercer placed 11th in the women’s 5k with a time of 18:37. That time took a second off her previous best time and is the second-fastest 5k in school history. Olivia Jacobs ran an 18:22 back in 2008.

Following Mercer for Catawba was freshman Amber Gale, who clocked in at 19:43 to finish 29th. Nikki Elminowski took 37th in a time of 20:02.

"The girls really stepped up accepted the challenge to finish in the top four," stated Catawba Head Cross Country Coach Jason Bryan. "We were not at full strength, but they came together and ran hard for each other. It was a great performance. Hannah had a great day and really made a big statement withing the conference."

Hannah Wolkenhauer, of Queens, won the race in a time of 17:13, winning by nearly 40 seconds. Queens would also win the team title over Anderson.

Freshman Kyle Rhodes led the men with a time of 26:40 in the 8k. He would place 30th. Ethan Bemis was 35th in a time of 26:58, while Curtis Carmack took 37th as he finished with a time of 27:05.

"The men's race got out really fast and the guys hung in there for a while, but we did not have it today." added Bryan. Over the next two weeks we need to regroup and get ready for regionals."

Tom Bains, of Queens, won the men’s race in a time of 24:28. He won by 11 seconds over Carson-Newman’s Luke Greer. Queens had seven of the top 12 runners to win the team title over Wingate.

Catawba will run in the NCAA II Southeast Regional in two weeks at Wingate, N.C.

Women
1. Queens 36, 2. Anderson 59, 3. Wingate 68, 4. CATAWBA 161, 5. Lincoln Memorial 171, 6. Lenoir-Rhyne 172, 7. Tusculum 175, 8. Carson-Newman 178, 9. Coker 254, 10. Mars Hill 285, 11. Newberry 295.

Catawba Individuals
11. Hannah Mercer, 18:37
29. Amber Gale, 19:43
37. Nikki Elminowski, 20:02
48. Paula Sellers, 20:27
49. Christina D’Amelio, 20:28
52. Lexie Petty, 20:49
59. Jordan Hunt, 21:04

Men
1. Queens 23, 2. Wingate 88, 3. Anderson 95, 4. Lincoln Memorial 122, 5. Lenoir-Rhyne 135, 6. Mars Hill 151, 7. Carson-Newman 158, 8. CATAWBA 188, 9. Tusculum 219, 10. Coker 280, 11. Newberry.

Catawba Individuals
30. Kyle Rhodes, 26:40
35. Ethan Bemis, 26:58
37. Curtis Carmack, 27:05
40. Drew Lake, 27:11
51. Michal Swepson, 27:35
75. Rontrel Felton, 28:59
76. Austin Snide, 29:06
79. Henry Brenner, 29:22
84. AJ Meadows, 30:24

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Calendar

«February 2018»
1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6 p.m.

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 6 p.m.

3
February 3

Golf (W) @ Kiawah/Barton Inv - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Lynn 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 3 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 4 p.m.

4
February 4

Golf (W) @ Kiawah/Barton Inv - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern noon

Softball @ Mount Olive 1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

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February 7

Softball @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Softball @ Limestone 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 8 p.m.

8
February 8

Track/Field @ JDL College Team Challenge

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February 9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 3:30 p.m.

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6 p.m.

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February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 1 p.m.

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 2 p.m.

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 4 p.m.

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 4 p.m.

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February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

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February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC)

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Coker 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Coker 8 p.m.

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 6 p.m.

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

17
February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ Elon 10 a.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 1 p.m.

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 5 p.m.

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February 18

Softball vs BARTON noon

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 2 p.m.

Softball vs BARTON 2 p.m.

19
February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

22
February 22

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

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February 24

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

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February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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