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Track and Field Koalas return as AAC Champions

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Koala AAC Champions pose for a picture. 
                                     Photo Credit: Travis Nichols

Koala AAC Champions pose for a picture. Photo Credit: Travis Nichols

Koala AAC Champions pose for a picture. Photo Credit: Travis Nichols

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CC’s Track and Field team won the 2018 Appalachian Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championship.

Athletes competed at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Feb.16.

The team won the crown with  total points of 146 followed by Milligan College with 113 points, Union College with 112.5 points, Tennessee Wesleyan University with 106 points and Brenau University with 85.5 points.

White-Kennedy was named the Female Freshman of the Year, and track coach Travis Nichols and his coaching staff were named the Staff of the Year.

The team won three games out of the 17 events with 10 top-three finishes overall. Alexandria Williams, first year undecided major, placed first in the 60 meter dash. Yasmine Keeley, senior studio art major, claimed the title in the long jump with a 5.18m 17′ 0″ mark; Kelsey White-Kennedy, first year political science major, won in the 60 meter hurdles in 8.93 minutes.

Profile picture of Track and Field team Photo credit: GoKoalas.com

The team consists of seniors – Yasmine Keeley, Amber Waynick, Miyonta Mavins Helen Taylor, Katherine Kopp, Irene Requena, Annika Wicht; juniors – Kaela Hill, Qu’essence Gillison, Lauren Glencross; sophomores – Alyssa Waibel, Caroline Dempsey, Aleah Haltiwanger, Iris Duke, Bryanna Sims, and first years – Sabrina Bugg, Alexandria Williams, Julisa Echeverria, Brittany Robbins, Medinah Williams,  Courtney Lambert, Elizabeth Chrisley, Averi Goss, Fredrika Timmons, Kori Kunkle, Tasia Black, Amber Boyd, Sarah Rucker, Morgan Brown , Sabree Walker, Kelsey White-Kennedy, Morgan Cameron-Decker.

Keeley, middle won gold and Kopp right, won bronze on the medal podium after their jumps. Photo credit: Travis Nichols

Lauren Glencross, junior psychology and behavioral science major, placed second in 800 and 1000 meters race and third in the 600 meters race with a time of 1: 45.73. Boyd, first year communication studies major, led the Koalas with eight points, placing second.

In the 4×800 Relay, Requena, Wicht, Taylor and Waibel, obtained second position with the time of 10:31.00. Meanwhile, White-Kennedy, Echeverria, Kopp and Glencross ended with a draw as first in the 4×400 Relay with 8 points.

Keeley’s jump was followed by Kopp who earned a bronze medal for the long jump event. Dawkins placed third in pole vault with the mark of 2.75m.

 

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