Track & Field Makes Debut at Columbus State
COLUMBUS, GA – The North Georgia Track
& Field team competed last weekend at the 3rd Annual Smith
Station Panther Relays, with the men’s team placing second
place overall and besting all other Peach Belt Conference schools
at the event.
Junior Dillon Bowers continued to blow away the competition with victories in the discuss throw, and pole vault, while finishing second in the javelin throw. He cleared 4.8 meters in the pole vault to to meet the minimum standard to qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championships.
The Saints also picked up a victory in the men’s 1600-meter sprint medley relay as Stephen Eckenroth, Ethan Hopkins, Zack Loggins, and Alan Schmitz combined for a total time of 3:34.12 to take first place. Clatyon State followed in second place, followed by Tuskegee in third.
Eckenroth also took home top honors in the men’s high jump event, clearing 6-04.00 in the finals to claim victory and edging Reginald Davis of Tuskegee.
On the women’s side, Courtney Cantrell placed second in the discuss throw, while the Lady Saints relay squad finished sixth in the distance medley relay.