Track & Field smashes records in first meet of 2013
March 03, 2013
Hickory, NC-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.
The 4X4 relay finished in 9th overall. Huffman broke both the 100 meter record (13.92) and the 200 meter record (28.63) for the Spirits in her 1st meet ever. Chaffers broke last years 800 record (244.08) also in her 1st collegiate meet. Penley set new records in the discus and shot put, Hubbard set a record in the javelin, and Ferguson in the 400 hurdles.
Penley finished in 9th in the discus at the meet and in 16th in the shot put. Hubbard came in 4th in the javelin, and Ferguson crossed the line in a team-best 3rd in the 400 hurdles. Stephanie Verdi was just 5 seconds off of her own 5000 meter record with a time of 21:04.41.