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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – UNCG men’s and women’s indoor track teams began their 2017-18 campaign Sunday afternoon at the UNCG Early Bird, the only Blue and Gold home meet of the season. The Spartans competed against some of the best runners in the area at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem. 

The Spartans had a strong showing on both sides. Four men finished fifth, eighth, 11th and 14th in the men’s 800-meter run with Weston Clayton (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook) leading the way by clocking a 2:02.89 and Trelek Jones (Lynchburg, Va./Wake Forest) also registering a 2:05.34. Luke Sumerford (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) placed fifth in the men’s mile with a time of 4:28.11, and Alex Roy (Clayton, N.C./Clayton) finished 11th at 4:38.17. William Sandin (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) (9:24.41) finished 10th in the 3,000-meter. The quartet of Palmer Dupree, Colyn Todd, Logan Sprinkle and Karl Barksdale also placed 10th in the 4x400-meter relay. Ny-Juan Williams finished 12th in the men’s long jump.

On the women’s side Taylor Delaney (Hope Mills, N.C./South View) was the top-finisher in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.14, and India Godlock (Polk County, N.C./Polk County) was right behind her for second at 2:25.13. Malea Smith (Davidson, N.C./William Amos) (2:29.11) placed fourth, Kelsey Barrett (Hunstville, Ala./Buckhorn) (2:30.82) was seventh, Kassidy Dill (Milford, Maine/Orono) (2:34.07) finished ninth and Kayla Wetherell (Youngsville, N.C./Franklington) (2:35.18) was 10th. 

Ariana Garcia (Beulaville, N.C./East Duplin) finished fifth in the 3,000-meter at 5:46.36, and Lefler McManus placed 10th in the mile with a 10:48.56. Dill, Smith, Josie McGee (Apex, N.C./Apex) and Olivia Rothenburg finished ninth in the 4x400-meter relay at a time of 4:28.74.

The Blue & Gold returns to action after a brief winter break on the same track at the JDL New Year College Kick-Off on Jan. 7 at 10:00 a.m.

Women’s 60-Meter
22. Alexis Rice, 8.40
23. Antonia Smith, 8.45
24. Olivia Rothenburg, 8.47

Women’s 200-Meter
27. Nautica Friday, 28.37
29. Josie McGee, 29.86

Women’s 400-Meter
19. Ashlyn Dalton, 1:07.42
21. Holly Mordoff, 1:14.06
22. Anna Habich, 1:14.68

Women’s 800-Meter
1. Taylor Delaney, 2:21.14
2. India Godlock, 2:25.13
4. Malea Smith, 2:29.11
7. Kelsey Barrett, 2:30.82
9. Kassidy Dill, 2:34.07
10. Kayla Wetherell, 2:35.18
16. Madison Owings, 2:37.78

Women’s Mile
10. Lefler McManus, 5:46.36

Women’s 3,000-Meter
5. Ariana Garcia, 10:48.56

Women’s 4x400-Meter Relay
9. Smith, McGee, Dill, Rothenburg, 4:28.74

Women’s Long Jump
19. Nautica Friday, 4.67m

Women’s Shot Put
28. Olivia Rothenburg, 6.21m

Men’s 60-Meter
22. Ny-Juan Williams, 7.23
23. Palmer Dupree, 7.58

Men’s 200-Meter
27. Colyn Todd, 24.17
32. Karl Barksdale, 25.62
35. Logan Sprinkle, 26.89

Men’s 400-Meter
19. Keeton Glenn, 54.03
24. Juan Rodriguez, 56.12

Men’s 800-Meter
5. Weston Clayton, 2:02.89
8. Trelek Jones, 2:05.34
11. Ewan Hynes, 2:07.66
14. Rider O’Neill, 2:13.63

Men’s Mile
5. Luke Sumerford, 4:28.11
11. Alex Roy, 4:38.17

Men’s 3,000-Meter
10. William Sandin, 9:24.41

Men’s 4x400-Meter Relay
10. Dupree, Todd, Sprinkle, Barksdale, 3:54.19

Men’s Long Jump
12. Ny-Juan Williams, 6.14m

Men’s Shot Put
22. Keeton Glenn, 7.62m

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