Track continues to improve at UNC-W Seahawk Invitational
March 14, 2011
Wilmington, NC- The Salem College track team ran at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Seahawk Invitational this past weekend against mainly NCAA Division I competitors. Each member of the Spirits team improved in at least one event from the first meet of the season at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Courtney Hedgecock (San Diego, CA) and Natali Olveda (Salinas, CA) both ran excellent 5,000 meter races. Hedgecock ran a 21:12 and Olveda took off 55 seconds from last week to run a 21:14 race. Hedgecock also took 14 seconds off of her 1500 meter run (5:37) and Olveda took 12 seconds off (5:43).
Two Salem relay teams scored in the meet. The 4 X 100 consisting of Alana Carroll (Dallas, TX), Amanda Orsino (Sauquoit, NY), Je'Lesa Jefferson (Fayetteville, NC), and Akaya McElveen (New Haven, CT) scored two points. One of Salem's three 4X400 teams also scored 2 points and that team consisted of MacKenzie Schmidt (Columbus, OH), Hedgecock, McElveen, and Tatum Justice (Jacksonville, NC). Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC) took off 14 seconds in her 800 meter run, and her sister Samantha took off 5 seconds from last weeks 200 meter time.
The Spirits track team returns to action on April 2nd when they travel to the Livingstone College Invitational.