Track Athletes Break More School Records at Sewanee Indoor
The men's ans women's track teams were back in action on Saturday afternoon competing in the Sewanee Indoor in Monteagle, Tenn. Once again, the Petrels re-wrote several chapters in the all-time record books with some outstanding individual performances.
In all, 5 new school indoor records were set by Petrel athletes at the Sewanee Invitational yesterday in Tennessee. Senior captain Evan Britton broke his own school record in the triple jump, bettering his mark of just 3 weeks ago. Britton also broke the high jump record, set by Sean Hannay, over 11 years ago.
Freshman Billy Colbert became the first Oglethorpe athlete to ever run the mile under 5 minutes, setting a new school standard of 4:58.56 to break Enrique Sanchez's mark of 5.00.4 set in 2008. In the weight throws, school standards were set by junior Chris Schneider of the men and senior Shainna Tucker for the women.
Other notable performances were turned in by Beth Cleary, who broke her personal record in the 800 meter run and freshman Khadija Nisar, who bettered her own standard in the 800 by 14 seconds, a remarkable accomplishment, while winning her heat. Sarah Foster just missed her own school record in the 55 hurdles by .2 of a second and freshman Raven Foust had a great all around day, taking 3rd in the high jump, 3rd in the 400 meter and anchoring the women's 4x400 relay team.
Oglethorpe finished 5th in team scoring out of 10, which included numerous Division II schools. The Petrels now move outdoors, going to Birmingham-Southern on March 11 and 12.