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.).

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«April 2019»
April 1

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (WindRiver GC)

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 1 (Link Hills CC)

April 2

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 2 (Link HIlls CC) 1st of 6

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 2 (WindRiver GC) 17th of 20

Baseball vs. BARTON 12-2

April 3

Softball @ Wingate 6-5

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Wingate 2-6

Lacrosse (W) vs. QUEENS 8-17

April 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Limestone 7-24

April 6

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational


Softball @ King 10-1

Baseball vs. QUEENS 16-10

Softball @ King 1-7

Baseball vs. QUEENS 8-3

April 7

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Lake Hickory CC)

Softball @ Lees-McRae, ccd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. QUEENS 2-5

April 8

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Lake Hickory CC)

April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Lake Hickory CC) 9th of 11

April 10

Tennis (M) @ Anderson 1-6

Tennis (W) @ Anderson 2-5

Softball vs. COKER 2-1

Softball vs. COKER 1-0

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 15-16

Baseball vs. LANDER 14-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5-17

April 11

Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2-5

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 6-1

April 12

Baseball @ Newberry 2-4

April 13

Tennis (M) vs. Tusculum 1-6

Tennis (W) vs. Tusculum 0-7

Baseball @ Newberry 5-9

Softball @ Mars Hill 1-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. QUEENS 13-12

Softball @ Mars Hill 8-3

Baseball @ Newberry 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 19-16

April 14

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Camden CC)

April 15

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Camden CC)

Tennis (M) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament Quarterfinals) 0-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 18-6

April 16

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Camden CC) 9th of 11

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 1-4

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 4-3

April 17

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 10-12

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 2-5

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-6

April 18

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-6th;W-8th

Lacrosse (W) vs. Tusculum 16-6

Lacrosse (M) vs. Tusculum 10-11

April 22

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL noon

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Baseball @ USC Aiken 6 p.m.

April 23

Lacrosse (W) vs, WINGATE (SAC Tournament -1st Round)

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 6 p.m.

April 25

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 26

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (1st Round)

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

April 27

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (Semifinals)

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (Championship)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament


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