The Cavalier Men finished first in the Sprint Medley Relay in a time of 3:38:01, winning by a margin of more than 3 seconds, at the Terrier Relays hosted by Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. The relay team consisted of Junior Noah Hall (200m), Sophomore Ayobami Oyemade (200m), Freshman De'Andre Young (400m), and Freshman Andy Roof (800m). The Cavs were behind by several seconds after the first 400 meters, but Young placed the team at the middle of the pack with a 48.5 second split in the 400 and Roof took the remaining places with a 2:00 flat 800 meter split. "They were incredible to watch," recalls Jared Nielsen, senior team captain, "De'Andre was flying, I couldn't believe how many guys he took down in that 400." Coach Herbert ecstatic, "my head started hurting, I was yelling so much," he said after the race.
The Cavaliers had a great day at the Benyon Sports Catamount Classic hosted by Western Carolina University. Montreat's growing track and field program has allowed the Cavaliers to participate in more events than ever before in school history.
On Saturday, March 12, two Montreat College distance
runners, Lindsay Mizok and Jared Nielsen, competed in the Corporate Cup Half
Marathon in Charlotte, NC. Nearly 900 runners participated in the half marathon
event which has been held annually for 33 years. Mizok, a senior from Montreat,
ran an incredible race, finishing first overall for the women. Crossing the
finish line in 1:30:36, Mizok earned a personal best while qualifying for the
marathon event at the NAIA National Championships for outdoor track and field.