Women’s Track Signs Off For Sixth At PBC Championships

Women’s Track Signs Off For Sixth At PBC Championships

MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The Augusta University women's outdoor track and field team finished the Peach Belt Conference Championships in sixth place on Saturday afternoon at the University of Montevallo Track and Field Facility.

 

The Augusta women's and men's teams combined to break 10 school records across the three-day event. 

Action kicked off on Thursday at the University of Montevallo with a packed day featuring 31 events across men's and women's competition. It continued on Friday and PBC associate member Nova Southeastern leads , UNC Pembroke is second, Montevallo third, PBC associate member Florida Tech fourth, AU fifth, North Georgia sixth, Clayton State seventh, and Columbus State eighth.

Jaguar sophomore Heather Hammett broke her school record in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.35 to take second overall and qualify provisionally for the NCAA Championships. Mallory Howard carded fifth in the javelin throw with a personal best toss of 32.34 meters and Kiana Kelly grabbed sixth for the long jump in 5.33 meters to post a new school record.

 

Kelly finished third in the heptathlon with 4,182 points. She placed second in the shot put (10.42m), and fourth in the high jump (1.49m), 100m hurdles (15.92), 200m dash (27.02).

Thursday's 1500m race saw Kate Boland pace AU and take sixth with a time of 4:50.17. Pricilla Cartwright landed ninth in 5:08.43 and Olivia Rodriguez took 15th in 5:21.39.

Edrei Yates was seventh in the 100m dash (12.24) in day one action and Macy Hayes and Kelly placed third and fourth in the high jump on Friday.

Shelby Myers took third of 20 in the shot put with a launch that reached 11.97m and Ashley Leonard sixth in 10.96m.

In the 5000m race, McKenzie Knudsen led Augusta and took eighth in 19:40.87 and in the 800m run, Boland placed eighth (2:26.97), Amber Palermo 11th (2:28.64), Susan Obi 12th (2:27.66), Pricilla Cartwright 13th (2:25.19), and Diana Petrmichlova 15th (2:31.21). Boland set the new school record for the 800. 

 

PBC CHAMPIONSHIP – WOMEN'S RESULTS

1    Nova Southeastern, 214.5

2    UNC Pembroke, 159

3    Montevallo, 154.5

4    North Georgia, 74

5    Florida Tech, 73

6    Augusta, 61

7    Columbus State, 39

8    Clayton State, 35

 

PBC CHAMPIONSHIP – MEN'S RESULTS

1    UNC Pembroke, 198

2    Nova Southeastern, 164  

3    Florida Tech, 141.5

4    Augusta, 99

5    Columbus State, 93.5

6    Montevallo, 70

7    Clayton State, 41

 

ALL-SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM

Augusta, Taylor Coxwell and Sarah Hossack

Clayton State, Tyler Askew and Joy Diaz

Columbus State, Jalen Tolbert and Shanila Chapman

Florida Tech, Gerrick Farquharson and JoeMarie Reid

Montevallo, Steven Rocca and Erin McDaniel

Nova Southeastern, Dwayne Edwards and Catherine George

UNC Pembroke, Michael Zimmerman and Catherine George

North Georgia, Elizabeth Mullenax

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

MEN: Dr. Peter Ormsby / UNC Pembroke

WOMEN: Bryan Hagopian / Nova Southeastern University

 

EAB ELITE 15 AWARD

MEN: Tyler McCabe / Florida Tech

WOMEN: Cheyenne Thompson / Montevallo

 

MEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Silus Kipkoech / UNC Pembroke

 

WOMEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Cheyenne Thompson / Montevallo

 

MEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Stefan Matula / Nova Southeastern

 

WOMEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Jeanna Cube / UNC Pembroke

 

 

 

MEN'S FRESHMAN TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Silus Kipkoech / UNC Pembroke

 

WOMEN'S FRESHMAN TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Cienna Nichols / Florida Tech

 

MEN'S FRESHMAN FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Nate Blackmon / Columbus State

 

WOMEN'S FRESHMAN FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Kelsi Sheldon / UNC Pembroke

 

JAGUARS AT PBC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Year-By-Year)

  • 2017 – 6th
  • 2016 – 9th
  • 2015 – 6th
  • 2014 – 8th
  • 2013 – 8th

 

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