Winston-Salem, N.C. – The UNCG men’s and women’s indoor track teams began their 2016-17 campaign Sunday afternoon at the UNCG Early Bird, the first of two Blue & Gold home meets this 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. Three men finished 11th, 12th and 13th in the men’s 800-meter run with Dakarai Shipp leading the way clocking a 2:02.78. Alex Roy earned a top-10 finish in the men’s one-mile run finishing in 4:34.39. Brandon King placed 11th in the mile run crossing the line just three seconds behind his teammate. In the 3,000-meters run David Guthrie finished fifth with a time of 9:14.55.
On the women’s side, Antonia Smith led a quartet of Spartans in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.62 seconds. In the 200-meters Mikkayla Hailey was the top Spartan to finish while Makayla Yables finished 18th overall leading the Blue & Gold in the 400-meter run.
Freshman Taylor Delaney was the top-finisher in the 800-meter run clocking a time of 2:18.56 in her first career track meet as a Spartan.
The Blue & Gold returns to action after a brief winter break at the Virginia Tech Invitational January 13-14 in Blacksburg, Va.