Track and Field Bolsters Roster With 31 Newcomers


SALISBURY, N.C. -- The Catawba Indians’ track and field program are primed for an exciting 2018-19 season, following the immensely successful first year in program history. Catawba finished their inaugural season on a high note in both the men’s and women’s competitions. The Catawba men finished ninth in the outdoor season, while the women placed tenth. In only a few short recruiting years, Catawba has seen exponential growth throughout the program.

Head coach Jason Bryan believes that last season is the start of something special, “We started the program off on the right foot,” said Bryan. “The program as a whole, from athletes to coaches, needs to continue to work hard and focus on our goals. I believe we are on the track of achieving that this season. We are excited about the growth and development of this program.”

That growth is a hallmark of the program, and something they plan on continuing as they enter the new season. Catawba welcomes 31 incoming freshman this year, with athletes flocking to Salisbury from six different states.

Among the incoming freshman, Catawba welcomes 15 state qualifiers, seven top-5 finishers, and 13 athletes who scored point at state meets last year. Most impressively, Catawba welcomes a pair of State Champions into their ranks this season.

Among the richest aspects of the incoming class is depth across the sprints and field events, adding to an already impressive section to Catawba’s program.

Coach Max Coleman, assistant in track and field (sprints, jumps, and hurdles), commented on the impressive growth of the program and the type of athletes and culture the program hopes to inspire. “The Catawba track and field program is excited to have such great young talent joining us next year,” stated Coleman. “Each athlete is very hungry and motivated to contribute to the team next year.”

Catawba’s track and field program may be young in their existence, but the culture being developed across the program and in its competitions hint towards an incredibly bright future. Below is a listing of the incoming class.

Joining the women’s program is Sierra Brown (Cary, N.C.), Kennedy Cain (Winter Park, Fla.), Hannah Efird (Albemarle, N.C.), Sivi Kizinga (Chapel Hill, N.C.), Tatyana Long (Mount Airy, N.C.), Akeena Maxwell (Kannapolis, N.C.), Kierra McNeill (Knightdale, N.C.), Danielle Ortiz (Charlotte, N.C.), Keyvana Resper-Robinson (Jamestown, N.C.), Shakalya Robertson (Statesville, N.C.), Myana Smalls (Apex, N.C.), Bryannah Smith-Cunningham (Greensboro, N.C.), Candace Swepson (Durham, N.C.) and Mekayla White (Burlington, N.C.).

Men’s newcomers include Javier Alejandro (Hope Mills, N.C.), Justen Burnette (Winston-Salem, N.C.), Samuel Carter (Savannah, Ga.), Nolan Chilton (Burlington, N.C.), Cameron Clark (Wilmington, N.C.), Thomas Davis (Wilmington, N.C.), Braxton Ford (Winston-Salem, N.C.), Terrell Johnson (Raleigh, N.C.), Tyreese Lane (New Chesterfield, Va.), Dauntae' Lee (Charlotte, N.C.), Marcus McMurray (Charlotte, N.C.), Rashaun Noble (High Point, N.C.), Tyler Osifo (Charlotte, N.C.), TJ Patton (Johnson City, Tenn.), Brien Pittman (Greensboro, N.C.), Rahquan Terry (Winston-Salem, N.C.), Darius Turner (Burlington, N.C.), JahBriel Walker (Georgetown, S.C.) and Ty'Quandarius Williamson (Woodbine, Ga.).

Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1),
Softball @ Barton, 7-2 WStats
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG, 3:00Stats
Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, 4:00VideoStats
Softball @ Barton, 4:00Stats
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG, 6:00Stats


«February 2019»
February 1

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)

Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5

February 2

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10

Softball @ Augusta 2-1

Softball @ Augusta 5-2

February 3

Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2

February 4

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1

February 6

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 1)

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-6

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 9-7

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 0-2

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 41-56

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 84-75

February 7

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)

February 8

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 3)

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

February 9

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-5th

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 13-17

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 7-4

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 82-61

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 9-0

Basketball (M) @ Mars HIll 89-66

February 10

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 12-4

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 15-0

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 10-2

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 11-1

February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns GC)

February 12

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns GC) 19th of 19

February 13

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43

Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69

February 15

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Softball @ Barton 7-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

Softball @ Barton 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 6 p.m.

February 16

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

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

February 18

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

Tennis (W) @ Shaw 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Shaw 2 p.m.

February 19

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

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1 p.m.

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 3 p.m.

February 20

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 7 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

February 22

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

February 23

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 1)

Softball @ USC Aiken 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 2 p.m.

Softball @ USC Aiken 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Florida Tech 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

February 24

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 1 p.m.

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3 p.m.

February 26

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

February 27

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 2 p.m.

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

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

February 28

Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 4 p.m.

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Lacrosse (W) Team Photo