Track & Field Impresses at Peach Belt Challenge
SMITHS STATION, AL
– The North Georgia track & field teams competed over the
weekend at the Peach Belt Challenge hosted by Columbus State
University at the Smiths Station Track Complex.
The women took fourth in the field of seven teams as Columbus State was winner and Tuskegee was second, while on the men’s side, the Saints were third in the five-team field as once again, Columbus State took home the title.
On the men’s side North Georgia posted a handful of impressive performances as Stephen Eckenroth took home the title in the high jump, clearing 1.97 meters in the finals to top the six-individual event. He also took second in the long jump and third in the triple jump.
William Leighton also grabbed a pair of victories, taking the discus throw at 37.20 meters, while also coming out on top in the javelin throw at 37.90 meters.
The Saints had a pair of top five finishers in the 100-meter dash as Christian Duguay was fourth and Ethan Hopkins fifth with times of 11.49 and 11.54 seconds respectively.
The women also had several notable finishes as Candace Chumley was fifth in the 3,000 meter run, while taking second in the 5,000 meter event. T. Jaye Hasen, Katie Vance, and Samantha Silvers all finished in the top seven in the 800-meter event, while Courtney Cantrell was victories in the discus throw at 35.70 meters in the finals.
North Georgia returns to action at the Western Carolina University Invitational on April 16, their final event of the spring season.