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Indoor Track And Field Participates At Wake Forest Invitational

Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
         
Release: January 18, 2013
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The UNCG indoor track and field program opened the 2013 indoor track and field season Saturday at the Wake Forest Invitational at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem. The men's track and field program finished 10th overall with a score of 23, while the women's program placed 12th with 14 points.

Leading the way for the women's program is junior Shannon Hall (Waldorf, Md./North Point) who posted the top women's finish with a second place effort in the 800-meter race. Hall posted a time of 2:19.20 to finish behind Hayley McMahon of the College of Charleston (2:14.89).

Chelsea Sumney (Washington, Pa./Trinity) turned in a fourth place finish in the one-mile run with a time of 5:02.68 to finish behind her sister Shaina Sumney who was running unattached and won the event in a time of 4:56.27. Freshman Katherine Link (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake) finished eighth in the one-mile distance in her first indoor track meet of her collegiate score with a time of 6:!5.58.

The UNCG track and field programs return to action next weekend with the team splitting between two events at the Hokie Invitational and the UW Invitational.
Leading the way for the men's program is sophomore Paul Katam (Eldoret, Kenya/Sacho), who posted the Spartans lone win on the day. Katam took first place overall in the men's one mile run with a time of 4:11.90, winning by over six seconds over his nearest competitor. His 4:11.90 time is a personal-best, improving his previous time of 4:18.83 set last season at the Dick Taylor Invite.

Junior Abraham Kemboi (Eldoret, Kenya/Kipkabus) finished second in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:38.69, finishing less than one second out of the top spot won by Dakota Peachee of High Point (8:37.75). Freshman Joshua Crawford (Fayetteville, N.C./South View) posted a sixth place finish in the race in his first indoor meet of his career with a time of 8:51.93.

Rounding out the men's top finishers was sophomore Dylan Belles (Denver, N.C./East Lincoln) finished seventh in the 5,000-meter run, recoding a time of 15:58.68.

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