Women's Track &' Field Takes Part In SoCon Outdoor Championships

UNCGSpartans.com 04-19-2013
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG women's track and field program heads to Statesboro, Ga., for the 2013 Southern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend. The meet begins Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and runs through Sunday's awards ceremony at 5:45 p.m. at Eagle Field.

Junior Shannon Hall (Waldorf, Md./North Point) leads the Spartans into the weekend as she owns two top-10 times in the league this season in the 800-meter and 400-meter races. Hall owns the ninth-fastest time in the 800-meter distance with a time of 2:14.57 at the Duke Invitational while posting the 10th-best time in the 400-meter race at 58:11 at the High Point VertKlasse Meet.

Freshman Lydia Saina (Eldoret, Kenya/Kapkenda Girls School) is the Spartans' third ranked runner entering the weekend as she owns the 12th-fastest time in the 5,000-meter race. Saina turned in a time of 17:48.05 earlier this season at the Duke Invitational.

Junior Kelly Montague (Garner, N.C./West Johnston) and freshman Katherine Link (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake) are also ranked in the top 20 of the 5,000-meter race. Montague has the 16th-fastest time in the SoCon this year with a time of 18:11.11 at the Raleigh Relays while Link owns the 20th-best time at 18:17.58 at the same event.

Freshman Eira Jensen (Holmveien, Norway/Sortland VGS) will be the Spartans' top runner at the 1,500-meter distance with the 16th-best time of 4:41.97 at the Duke Invitational. Freshman Haley Wenos (Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg) rounds out the Spartans' top-20 performers entering the weekend as she has the 20th-rated time in the 400-meter hurdles at 1:09.07 at the Wake Forest Open.

UNCG Women's Track & Field Entries At 2013 SoCon Outdoor Championships
Women's 100m  Dash
Caldwell, Mary: 12.81 (12.81 UNCW Seahawk Invitational 03/08/13)  
Miller, Jasmine: 13.92 (13.92 UNCW Seahawk Invitational 03/08/13)  
Tyson, Natasha: 14.26 (14.26 Duke Invitational 04/05/13)   

Women's 200m  Dash
Bullock, Meaisha: 27.77 (27.77 High Point University VertKlasse Meeting 03/22/13)    
Caldwell, Mary: 26.31 (26.31 Wake Forest Open 03/15/13)

Women's 400m  Dash
Hall, Shannon: 58.11 (58.11 High Point University VertKlasse Meeting 03/22/13)

Women's 800m  Run
Hall, Shannon: 2:14.57 (2:14.57 Duke Invitational 04/05/13)
Hicks, Meredith: 2:36.71 (2:36.71 UNCW Seahawk Invitational 03/08/13)

Women's 1,500m  Run
Ayers, Katlyn: 4:52.64 (4:52.64 Wake Forest Open 03/15/13)    
Jensen, Eira: 4:41.97 (4:41.97 Duke Invitational 04/05/13)    

Women's 5,000m  Run
Link, Katy: 18:17.58 (18:17.58 Raleigh Relays (College/University) 03/29/13)
Montague, Kelly: 18:11.11 (18:11.11 Raleigh Relays (College/University) 03/29/13)
Saina, Lydia: 17:48.05 (17:48.05 Duke Invitational 04/05/13) 

Women's 400m  Hurdles
Wenos, Haley: 1:09.07 (1:09.07 400m IH 1:09.07 Wake Forest Open 03/15/13) 

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