Cavalier senior captains Jared Nielsen and Lindsay Mizok competed in the Flying Pig Half-Marathon/Marathon event in Cincinnati this Sunday, representing Montreat College at the event for the second straight year. While the Cavs used the event last year to qualify two athletes for the NAIA championships, this year's run was unsuccessful, due in part to tough running conditions.
Junior Billy Parker and Freshmen Andy Roof and De'Andre Young competed today the Bob Pollock Spring Invitational hosted by Clemson University. Parker ran 15.78 in the men's 110 meter hurdles and jumped a 1.89m (6'2.25'') in the high jump. While the hurdle time was not indicative of Parker's abilities, the 1.89m High Jump is the highest jump in the recorded history of Montreat athletics. Roof, who was attempting to qualify for nationals in the men's 1500 meter, ran a 4:02:55, earning a PR and finishing 6th overall, but just missing the NAIA qualifying standard. Young,who was slated to run in the 400 meter dash and 200 meter dash, pulled a muscle about half way through his 400m heat.
The Montreat Cavalier Track and Field Team competed well in the AAC championships on Thursday, and Cavalier athletes hit season best performances in a number of events. Seniors Jared Nielsen and Lindsay Mizok closed out their AAC careers with strong performances, each running personal best times in their events. Nielsen clocked a 16:46 in the 5000-meter run placing 6th overall, but missing the podium by 20 seconds. Mizok clocked a 5:06.21 in the 1500-meter run, tying her season and career best mark in the event and scoring a point for the Cavaliers in the process with her 4th place finish.