Track & Field News
The Salem College track & field and soccer programs are pleased to announce that Victoria Chaffers has committed and deposited to attend Salem next fall. Chaffers ran track for Randy Cutlip and played soccer for Jay Lecruex at Pine Ridge High School in Florida.
The Salem College track & field team competed in their last meet of the season at the Radford Highlander Invitational this weekend against mainly NCAA Division 1 competition. Stephanie Verdi (High Point, NC) broke the school record for the 5000 meter run in 20:59.63.
The Salem College track & field team set more school records this weekend at the Furman Invitational in South Carolina. The 4x400 meter relay team of Cristi Magracia (Lemon Grove, CA), Courtney Hedgecock (San Diego, CA), Michelle Lawler (Gibsonville, NC) and Karoline Summerville (Charlotte, NC) broke the Salem record with a time of 4:49.41.
The Salem College track team set several new school records at the Wofford Terrier Relays. The 4X800 relay and the distance medley relay had the highest finishes for the Spirits.
The Salem College track and field team broke 2 school records at the Winston-Salem State University Relays this weekend. Ina meet that consisted of NCAA Division I, II, and III teams, Karoline Summerville (Charlotte, NC) broke the schools 800 meter record and Courtney Hedgecock (San Diego, CA) broke the record for the long jump.
The Salem College track & field team opened up their 2012 meet at the Lenoir-Rhyne Powersox Invitational. Karoline Summerville (Charlotte, NC) finished in 10th in the 400 and 21st in the 800. The meet featured several NCAA Division II programs, and Salem was the only DIII program.
Paige Hamilton (Columbus, OH) will represent Salem College at the 2011 United States Collegiate Figure Skating Championships, which will take place July 21- 24, in Sun Valley, Idaho. Last year representing Salem, Hamilton placed 20th in the nation. The U.S. Collegiate Championships are held every summer and they are the only figure skating event in the country open solely to high-level, full-time college students.