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Shorter competes in ETSU Niswonger Indoor Track InvitationalThe Shorter College men’s and women’s track teams competed in their first meet in over 40 years on Jan. 26 & 27 in Johnson City, Tenn. at East Tennessee State University’s Niswonger Indoor Track Invitational.
Twenty-five runners from Shorter participated in 14 of the Invitational events. In the men’s 400 meter, Kevin Cone placed 38th(51.45) and was the fourth fastest freshman in the event. Jerad Godsave and Jared Carson placed 7th(9:03.26) and 8th(9:07.03), respectively, in the men’s 3000 meter, with Carson setting a new personal record. Advancing to the finals, Nate Scott was 3/100 of a second away from qualifying for the NAIA nationals in the men’s 60 meter hurdles and placed 8th.
On the women’s side, Amy Worthy set a new personal record in the 5000 meter and came in 36th(22:08.09).
“There are a lot of firsts for the group this season,” said head coach Scott Byrd. “They have never run on an indoor track before and for them to do as well as they did is outstanding. It was a great learning experience for us and they went out and represented Shorter well. ”
The team will now prepare for the outdoor track and field season, which begins March 16 at the Georgia Relays in Athens, Ga.
“We’re in a conditioning phase of practice now and when we get closer to March, we will be in the performance phase,” added Byrd. “All of our runners are already impressive and when we get through with these initial stages, they have potential to be among the best in the country.”
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