Track & Field News
The Salem College track & field team competed this past weekend at the VertKlasse Meet hosted by High Point University. Stephanie Verdi (High Point, NC) crushed her own 5K record with a 20:18 run and 17th-place finish. Sawyer Ferguson (Billings, MT) broke her 400 hurdle record with a 5th-place finish in 1:08.08.
The Salem College track team finished in 9th-place at the Jack M. Toms Open hosted by Lynchburg College today. Sawyer Ferguson (Billings, MT) finished in 2nd in the 400 hurdles, and Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC) finished in 3rd in the javelin throw to score points for the Spirits. The team broke 6 new Salem College records in the meet today.
The Salem College track & field team smashed some current records and set some new ones at their 1st meet of 2013 at the Power Sox Invitational hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne. Heather Huffman (Winston-Salem, NC), Elizabeth Penley (Newport, NC), Victoria Chaffers (Deltona, FL), Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC), and Sawyer Ferguson (Billings, MT) all set 2 new records each. The 4x400 meter relay (Cristi Magracia (Lemon Grove, CA), Hubbard, Chaffers, Ferguson) beat last year's record by 6 seconds (4:43.71) in their 1st time running together.
Andy Marshall is the cross country and track & field assistant at Salem.
The Salem College Athletic Department has jumped out to a large lead in the 2012-2013 Great South Athletic Conference Presidents' Cup Standings after the fall season.
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.