MONTREAT, N.C. -- What will you remember about the 2012-13 year in Montreat College Athletics? The historic? The hysterical? Or the heart-stopping? Any way you look at it, the past year in sports at Montreat College had an overwhelming number of fascinating moments.
April 15, 2013 was the day of this year's Boston Marathon. It was a tragedy not only for the people running in the marathon, but for people and runners all over the world. Montreat College wants to show their compassion and support to those affected by the bombings in Boston that day.
Head of Montreat's Cross Country and Track program, Justin Herbert, is planning a race called the "One Fund 5k." One Fund is an organization that provides money for the victims of the bombings. Those affected have outrageous hospitals bills and even though we can't erase what happened that day in Boston we want to show the love and support we have for them.
Senior Chris Stafford (Dutch Fork High School, SC) has signed a Letter of Intent to compete for the Cavalier's cross country and track program next year. Stafford brings stellar credentials and stands as one of the Cavalier's top recruits for the upcoming year. As a high school junior, Stafford posted times of 4:26 over 1600 meters and 9:44 over 3200 meters, and his time of 4:35 at the South Carolina Outdoor Track and Field State Championships was good enough for 7th place overall in the 4A division. As a senior, Stafford ran a personal best 5K cross country time of 15:29, and broke the 16:00 barrier on four separate occasions.