December 2, 2017
Indoor Track & Field Begins at JDK Kickoff Classic
WINSTON-SALEM. N.C. -- Catawba ventured into new territory on Saturday, competing in its first-ever Indoor Track & Field Meet at the JDL College Kickoff Classic held at the JDL Fast Track. Catawba had previously fielded a men’s outdoor track team, but not since the late 1980s.
Jhalisa Bell and Elyjah Thomas were the first to compete. Bell finished 40th in the women’s field with a throw of 8.30m. Charlotte’s Victoria Ebert had the best throw of the day, winning at 15.20m. Thomas placed 35th in the men’s event with a throw of 10.66m. Terrell Adams, of Charlotte, had the top throw of 16.46m.
Destini Shaver took 30th with a time of 9.93 for the women. Madeleine Akobundu won the final in a time of 8.35. Joey Monfort ran for the men and claimed 25th after a time of 9.07. The win went to Limestone’s Naim Fareed at 8.17 after running an 8.13 in the prelim.
For the women, Paige Hogan put in a jump of 4.28m and was 37th. Charlotte’s Kayla Moore had a winning jump of 5.72m. Joe Barber claimed 12th in the men’s with his jump of 6.54m. Bryce Bennett, of Wingate, took the win at 7.14m.
Catawba only competed in the men’s event. Dallas Vann cleared 3.40m to finish 22nd. Charlotte’s Keon Howe won the event as he cleared 5.20m on his second attempt.
Maddie Bohannon had the top finish of the four Lady Indian runners. She posted a time of 8.01 and was 25th. Hogan came in 47th (8.25), Shaver 53rd (8.34) and Cicely Kendrick 75th (9.29). North Carolina A&T’s Gabriele Cunningham posted a winning time of 7.42.
Evan Wimbish finished 66th for the men with a time of 7.34. He was followed by Barber in 71st (7.39), Monfort in 88th (7.61) and Alec Slusser in 92nd (8.02). Jaylen Mitchell, of NC A&T won the event with a time of 6.65.
Catawba put three women in the event. Taylor Marshall posted a time of 1:06.71 to finish 46th. Lauryn Scales was 59th (1:08.90) and Siearra Emmerson 60th (1:09.62). Katrina Seymour ran a winning time of 56.13.
Thomas competed for the men and had a throw of 9.79m to post a 24th-place finish. North Carolina State’s Josh Davis threw a college facility and JDL Fast Track record of 23.24m.
Samiyah Rasheed competed for the women and was 25th as she cleared a height of 1.40m. Wingate’s Vanisha Wilshire cleared a height of 1.70m for the win.
Kendrick had a jump of 9.48m and was 20th for the women. Michelle Cobb won the event with a jump of 12.17m. Monfort put in a jump of 12.86m and was 14th for the men. Wingate’s Nathanael Patterson picked up the win with a jump of 15.40m.
Bohannon ran a time of 26.71 to finish 23rd. She was followed by Hogan in 32nd (27.07), Shaver in 60th (28.42) and Emmerson in 71st (29.55). Tristine Johnson ran to a win with a time of 24.85. Wimbush posted a time of 23.83 in the men’s to finish 47th. Justin Hamilton, of NC A&T, clocked in with a 21.73 to win the event.
The Catawba women ran to a 14th-place finish with a time of 4:20.95. Running for the Lady Indians was Bohannon, Hogan, Shaver and Emmerson. St. Augustine’s nipped NC A&T by three one-hundredths of a second, clocking a 3:49.63.
Catawba’s men were 19th as Ethan Bemis, Monfort, Wimbish and Tom Joyce ran a time of 3:43.17. North Carolina State posted a time of 3:14.95 to record a win of two one-hundredths of a second over NC A&T.
Catawba will return from the break to take part in the Wake Forest Invitational on Jan. 20-21.
|No events scheduled until August 24|