Spring Hill Badger Track & Field starts strong at Jaguar Opener

(IMG:SHC){ }Spring Hill Badger Track & Field starts strong at Jaguar Opener

According to a release sent out by Spring Hill College, SHC women and men’s outdoor track & field teams opened the 2018 with a strong showing at the Jaguar Opener hosted by the University of South Alabama (USA) at the USA Track & Field Complex on Friday and Saturday.

Combined, the men and women’s teams set 18 personal or collegiate-career bests. Sophomore Abigail Cain of Oswego, Ill., highlighted the Badger weekend by setting a new school record in the 3000-meter run in a time of 10:40.28

Badger head coach Craig McVey was pleased with the effort and attitudes form both his squads. “We got a solid start to our season with great finishes from Mathew Root and Korinne Sauvage in the men's and women's javelin on Friday evening,” he commented following the meet. “The fields they were in were tough for this early, but they both got off to great starts.”

McVey was also especially pleased with the mental focus of the teams and their ability to focus on the details of their performances. “Both days were great days weather-wise to compete and Saturday was a great day for a meet,” he said. “We responded to conditions and everyone we had competing did a nice job. For our first meet of the year, we avoided making many first-meet mistakes. You always have things you can do better, but our intensity level was very high. There is always a huge learning curve early in the season, so now we have to use that to train every day.

Individually, McVey pointed to Cain and the results of his women’s relay team. “Cain really raced well,” he said. “Her school-record time in the 3,000 meters was really a great way to start the year. Our women's 4x100-meter relay team also ran very well for this early. They are going to run really fast by the time this year is done.”

Women’s Individual Results

100 Meter Dash (of 3):
2) Landy Thomas: 12.49

300 Meter Run (of 4):
2) Haley Moore: 45.26
3) Meghan Robinson: 47.15
4) Lucia Martinez: 53.78

1500 Meter Run (of 5):
2) Meghan Sullivan: 5:20.85
3) Grace McCann: 5:26.8
4) Lauren Fischer: 5:56.77
5) Chelsea James: 6:48.66

3000 Meter Run (of 4):
1*) Abigail Cain: 10:40.28 (School Record)
3) Darby Rice: 11:47.81
4) Kimberly Atkinson: 12:42.55

100 Meter Hurdles (of 5):
5) Amelia Bodet: 18.03

4x100 Meter Relay (of 2):
2) Spring Hill: 48.66

1600 Meter SMR (of 2):
2) L. Thomas, Raquel Funches, Athina Amanor, A. Cain: 4:21.16

Long Jump (of 3):
3) Amelia Bodet: 4.93m

Shot Put (of 10):
8) Mati De Leon: 10.45m
9) Shyann Campfield: 9.00m
10) Amelia Bodet: 8.20m

Discus Throw (of 10):
8) Shayann Campfield: 32.86m
9) Mati De Leon: 30.46m
10) Korinne Sauvage: 26.00m

Javelin Throw (of 12):
1) Korinne Sauvage: 37.81m

Men’s Individual Results:

100 Meter Dash (of 5):
5) Keylon Ledet: 11.37

600 Meter Dash (of 3):
3) Julian Sparks: 1:31.09

1500 Meter Run (of 7):
2) Eric Butler: 4:15.29
3) Spencer Albright: 4:26.99
5) William Kent: 4:43.57
6) Brenton Jennings: 4:45.47
7) Matthew Fonseca: 5:20.22

3000 Meter Run (of 4):
3) David Toups: 9:25.64
4) Spencer Albright: 9:30.57

400 Meter Hurdles (of 3):
3) Joshua Shelton: 1:09.69

4x400 Relay (of 2):
DQ) K. Ledet, Payton Hudson, Aswan Duncan, D. Toups: DQ (lane)

Discus (of 6):
6) Mathew Root: 39.19m

Javelin (of 5):
3) Mathew Root: 58.99m

Spring Hill will next compete on Friday and Saturday at the ‘Southern Invitational hosted by Birmingham-Southern College at Krulak Stadium. “We're looking forward to taking another step next week in Birmingham,” McVey said. “They always have a tough meet and it will be a good test for us.”