Despite cold, UNCG opens outdoor track season at 49er Classic
CHARLOTTE, NC – Despite off-and-on rain showers and near freezing temperatures, the UNC Greensboro track and field squads began their outdoor season on Friday at the 49er Classic in Charlotte.
Friday’s action consisted mostly of the long distance races. UNCG senior Nick Vaccaro finished 19th in the 1,500 meters, winning his individual heat with a time of 4:02.19. That time was 12 one-hundredths of a second better than his time in last year’s Southern Conference Championship meet.
Also on the men’s side, senior Keith Gruchacz placed 20th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:37.84, a personal best.
On the women’s side, senior Kathy Oldham recorded a time of 5:09.91 in the 1,500 meters, good for 41st place.
Action at the 49er Classic continues on Saturday morning.
Men’s Results (UNCG only)
1,500 meters: 19. Nicolas Vaccaro 4:02.19; 5,000 meters: 20. Keith Gruchacz 15:37.84.
Women’s Results (UNCG only)
1,500 meters: 41. Kathy Oldham 5:09.91.
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