Track & Field Racing to the Finish

Track & Field Racing to the Finish
May 16, 2023

Author: The Crusader Staff Writer Madison Jones

The Belmont Abbey Track and Field team has competed in five meets this outdoor season, including the GottaRun Invite hosted by Southern Wesleyan on Saturday April 2, 2023.

The Crusaders had athletes competing in almost every event and eleven athletes reached the Conference Carolina Championship standard to qualify to compete. The team is led by Head Coach Dan Finanger, assisted by Coach Aimee Cerdeiras, Tomas Cerdeiras, and James Thierfelder (who broke three school records). 

Ryan Kohlhagen (Senior) broke the 110-meter hurdles record with a time of 15.23. Thomas Thierfelder (Senior) broke the 800-meter record with a time of 1:54.81. The women’s 4×100 meter relay team set a new school record with a time of 48.35, the relay members include Sekyah Chestnut (Junior), Olivia White (Sophomore), Cristina Villanueva (Senior), and Isabelle Flores (Sophomore).

The Crusaders also competed at a meet at Lenoir Rhyne University and Anderson University on April 15. 

The last meet of the Crusaders season will be the Conference Carolina Outdoor Track and Field Championship meet which is the weekend of April 29-30th, this meet will be held in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and will be hosted over a Sunday and Monday.

This article was originally posted in the Spring 2023, Issue 3 of The Crusader NewspaperDownload the full issue here.