March 15, 2019
Seven School Records Set as Track & Field Opens Outdoor Season
HICKORY, N.C. -- Catawba opened its outdoor track and field season on Friday. Most of the team is competing at the Lenoir-Rhyne Southside Power & Fitness Invitational with several distance runners entered in Charlotte’s 49er Classic. The Catawba Indians set seven school marks in the meet at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Candace Swepson set two of the school records in women’s field events. She had a hammer throw of 37.96 meters and added a javelin thrown of 20.91 meters. Three sprint records fell with Rashaun Noble running a 15.74 in placing third in the 110 hurdles. Kierra McNeill set the women’s 100 mark with a 12.57 and was fourth. Darius Turner was runner-up in the men’s 100 with a record time of 10.68.
The other two records came in the triple jump. Shakalya Robertson had a jump of 10.48 meters, while Jones Carter had a 13.68 for the men. That record broke one of several records still standing from before track was reinstated. The previous record was held by Ed Athey in 1968 at 13.66 meters.
6. Shakalya Robertson, 10.48m SR
Mekayla White, NM
6. Jones Carter, 13.68m SR
16. Nolan Chilton, 30.80m
22. Darius Avery, 27.44m
Elyjah Thomas, NM
16. Siearra Emmerson, 1:06.62 PB
17. Hannah Efird, 5:45.58
44. Patience Hunt, 4:58.00 PB
65. Abbie Adams, 5:09.37
106. Lexie Petty, 5:35.88
24. Hannah Mercer, 19:11.42
29. Nikki Elminowski, 19:26.91
42. Christina D’Amelio, 20:11.52
|No events are scheduled today|