– The North Georgia College & State University Track
& Field team made their season debut on Saturday afternoon at
the 2010 Southern Track and Field Invitational, hosted by
Birmingham-Southern at Panther Stadium.
Alabama State captured the title for the men and women, picking up 213 points in the women’s standings, followed by Samford and Lipscomb, while on the men’s side, Albion State and Alabama A&M took second and third behind Alabama State. The North Georgia women were 20th in the field of 20 teams, while the men captured 16th place in the 19-team event.
Stephen Eckenroth had the highest finish of the day for North Georgia, taking fourth in the men’s high jump, clearing 1.93 meters in the final. Alabama’s Mike Edwards won the event at 2.03 meters.
Annie James captured the only two points on the women’s side for North Georgia, finishing fourth in the pole vault event, clearing 2.75 meters for two points. There was a three-way tie for the victory, led by Jacksonville State’s Amber Wiley at 3.35 meters.
The North Georgia Track & Field team returns to action on March 26-27 in Atlanta, Ga., at the Emory University Classic.