The Oglethorpe track and field teams enjoyed an excellent day at the Sewanee Indoor Invitational in Tennessee Friday. The women's team finished second out of a five-team field, earning a trio of wins in the process. The men's team finished fifth out of five, but did get a couple of top three finishes.
Seniors Arielle Shaw and Nicolette Andrey both earned wins in their respective jumping events Friday. Shaw won the triple jump with a leap of 36 feet, 9.75 inches, her best of the season so far. She beat her nearest competitor by over two feet. Not to be outdone, Andrey unleashed her best performance of the season in the long jump, leaping 16-10 and winning that event.
Freshman Maya Singleton joined the party, earning the best time by a Stormy Petrel in the women's 55 meters this indoor season. She recorded a time of 7.54 seconds and finished in second place.
Fellow freshman Sarah Ayoade had an outstanding day, as well. She won the 200 meters with a time of 28.90 seconds, then joined Andrey in the long jump and finished fifth with a leap of 15-2.75.
On the men's side, freshman John Griner finished second in the 800 meters with a time of 2 minutes, 5.58 seconds. He was joined on the podium by freshman Joshua Stroud, who came in third in the 200 meters, posting a time of 24.98 seconds.
The Petrels will now turn their attention to the outdoor season, which begins March 2 with an in-state meet in Mount Berry, the Victor Icebreaker Duals.