February 19, 2018
Men's DMR Team Take Podium Finish at SAC Indoor Championships
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Catawba competed on Monday in the initial South Atlantic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships which were held at the JDL Fast Track. Catawba, fielding its first indoor track & field team, finished 10th for both the men and women.
DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY
The meet kicked off with the women’s distance medley relay and Catawba took fifth place to earn five points. The team of Abbie Adams, Destini Shaver, Patience Hunt and Hannah Mercer, clocked a time of 13:09.70. It was less than a second off a top three finish.
The men’s team claimed the only podium finish of the meet for the Indians. Tom Joyce, Michal Swepson, Rontrel Felton and Ethan Bemis finished third with a time of 10:38.29. It garnered the team six points.
Catawba only entered on the men’s side. Dallas Vann claimed a point for the team with an eighth-place finish. He cleared a height of 3.55m.
Jai Morrow completed for the men and placed 12th with a jump of 6.20m. Catawba did not have a female jumper.
Nikki Elminowki was able to grab a point with her eighth-place finish. She clocked a time of 19:20.29. On the men’s side, Kyle Rhodes had an 11th-place finish with a time of 15:49.64. Curtis Carmack was 12th (16:02.61) and Logan Bemis was 21st (17:00.99).
Maddie Bohannon claimed 12th with a time of 8.02 for the women. Evan Wimbush was 26th on the men’s side with a time of 7.33.
Adams just missed scoring a point for the women, placing ninth with a time of 5:31.19. Patience Hunt took 14th (5:57.61), Lexie Petty went 15th (6:01.49) and Jordan Hunt was 16th (6:03.18).
Ethan Bemis claimed sixth for the men, earning three points. He posted a time of 4:32.77. Swepson was just out of the scoring in ninth with his time of 4:37.14. Austin Snide finished 10th with a time of 4:42.31.
Joey Monfort took 12th in the men’s event, jumping 12.29m. The Indians did not a female in the event.
Rasheed cleared a height of 1.42m and was 13th for the women. Catawba did not enter a men’s jumper.
Rasheed finished 18th for the women, with a throw of 9.75m. Thomas threw 12.65m in the men’s competition and took 13th place.
In the women’s race, Jordan Hunt finished 26th (2:45.12) and Petty was 27th (2:49.02). Joyce grabbed four points for the men as he placed fifth in a time of 2:00.55. Felton claimed 14th (2:03.84) and AJ Meadows was 26th (2:14.09).
Bohannon was 13th for the women, finishing with a time of 26.96. Slusser took 31st in a time of 24.85.
Hannah Mercer produced four points for the women with a fifth-place finish in a time of 10:39.62. Elminowski took 12th (11:16.72) and Christina D’Amelio was 18th (11:32.56). For the men, Rhodes was 16th (9:16.42), Henry Brenner 21st (9:26.25), Drew Lake 23rd (9:30.07) and Snide 32nd (9:47.63).
Women – 1. Queens 148, 2. Wingate 119.83, 3. Lenoir-Rhyne 102.83, 4. Carson-Newman 77, 5. Coker 58, 6. Tusculum 32.33, 7. Anderson 25, 8. Mars Hill 21, 9. Lincoln Memorial 16, 10. CATAWBA 14, 11. Newberry 9.
Men – 1. Queens 189, 2. Wingate 134, 3. Lenoir-Rhyne 98.5, 4. Coker 46.5, 5. Anderson 46, 6. Carson-Newman 40, 7. Lincoln Memorial 21, 8. Mars Hill 18, 9. Tusculum 15, 10. CATAWBA 10, 11. Newberry 6.
Catawba posted nine season-best marks at the meet which are school records with the first season in the books. Individuals setting new records on Monday were Vann in the pole vault, Thomas in both the shot put and weight throw, Slusser in the 400m, Wimbish in the 60m, Rhodes in the 5000m and Jordan Hunt in the 800m. Both the 4x400 relay team and the distance medley relay team set new standards.
Track and Field will open its outdoor season on March 16-17 in the Charlotte 49er Classic.
|No events scheduled until August 24|