By: Raegan Stewart | Contributor
Photo by: Gabrielle Taylor | Photographer
It was a busy weekend for the Jaguar Track and Field team, who had split meets at the Jaguar Invitational and at the NCAA Indoor Championship in Birmingham. Despite the weather conditions, the Jags concluded their final home meet at Jaguar Track on March 12, with nine personal records set.
In Birmingham, Kyle Rademeyer broke the school record for pole vault (5.60m). Rademeyer finished sixth in the NCAA Indoor Championship, his highest in his career, and received All-American honors for his performance.
With a solid performance in the pole vault, South took four out of the five top spots, with Noah Mumme earning first place (4.95m/06-0.75), followed by Evans Finnorn (4.80m/15-0-). Cade Marty came in with a personal record (57.03m/187-01) in the javelin, placing him as runner-up. Dorain Curry also brought the Jags a victory in the high jump after posting a 2.05m (06-08.75) mark.
Our Lady Jags swept the top five spots in the pole vault with Alexis Gratia and Riley Caudill tying for first place with 3.66m marks.
As the Jags dominated the field events, the running events broke personal records too. A victory was made by Kaitlyn Knight for the 100m with a time of 12.82 seconds. Sweeping the top five spots again in the 110m hurdles, Kendal White set her personal record while taking first place with a time of 14.43 seconds.
The Jaguars earned a total of 16 victories and 38 top-five finishes in the two-day meet.
“I was pleased with the effort levels, it was cold and extremely windy, but the student-athletes still competed hard. We did have a few who set personal bests and some pretty good marks overall, so that’s always a positive sign in early-season competition” said Head Coach Paul Brueske.
Hoping for an even better turnout, next weekend the Jaguars hit the road as they head to Auburn to compete in the Tiger Track Classic.