Track Teams Take to Podium at SCAC Championships
The Oglethorpe track and field squads completed their spring track season with outstanding performances from both the men and women's teams at yesterday's SCAC championships at Rhodes College in Memphis.
Numerous Petrel athletes were honored with visits to the winner's podium. Freshman Raven Foust finished tied for first in the women's high jump before losing a jump off to Elana Edwards of Trinity in an exciting one-on-one dual which had the entire meet enthralled. Senior Evan Britton and sophomore Max Duwat finished 2nd and 3rd respectively to 3-time defending national champion Chrys Jones of Centre in the men's triple jump. Freshman Ky'Laine Rogers was 2nd in the 200 meter dash and 3rd in the 100 meters while also anchoring the women's 4x100 team to another school record (along with Sherry Blystone, Kyana Jenkins and Raven Foust).
Sophomore Sherry Blystone also scored in the women's long jump, tying her personal best. There were 4 more school records broken along the way for Oglethorpe in addition to the 4x100 team: Chris Schneider (men's hammer), Shaina Tucker (women's hammer), Sarah Foster (women's 100m hurdles) and the women's 4x400 team (Rogers, Blystone , Foster, and Foust) did the honors in re-writing the books.
Oglethorpe athletes also had numerous individual personal bests. Along with his hammer throw, Schneider had his top marks in the discus and shot put. Other personal bests included Erin Fowler (shot put), Courtney Craig (shot put), Beth Cleary (800 meters), Joachim Ogodi (discus), Khadija Nisar (800 meters, 1500 meters), Sarah Foster (women's 400 meter hurdles) and Billy Colbert (both 800 meters and 1500 meters). The Petrel women finished 7th out of 10 in the team scoring while the men recorded an 8th place overall finish.
Complete meet results can be accessed here.
The Petrels concluded their season by wishing a fond farewell to senior athletes Thomas Smith, Tammer Weems, Erin Fowler, Shaina Tucker, Sheedra Futrell and captain Courtney Craig. Each made invaluable contributions to both the track program and their university and they will be sorely missed.