UNCG Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Opened Season at JDL Fast Track

UNCG Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Opened Season at JDL Fast Track

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s and women’s track & field teams opened the indoor season competing at the JDL Fast Track this past Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the Spartans competed in the Visit Winston-Salem College Kick-Off, while on Sunday they ran in the JDL Early Bird Invitational.

Multiple Spartans made their collegiate debut this weekend, including freshman Leah Baizar (60m), freshman Monique Clement (200m), freshman Reagan O’Quinn (600m), freshman Kaitlyn Harrison (mile), freshman Victoria Sosa (DMR), junior Elijah Jones (60m), freshman Andrew Wallace (600m), freshman Charlie Bennett (600m), freshman Luke Ward (mile), freshman Grant Barbour (mile), freshman Zachary Taylor (3000m), freshman Jack Burgener (DMR), and freshman Lane Prochaska (DMR).


O’Quinn, who competed in the 600-meter run on Saturday ran a time of 1:39.89, placing seventh out of 16 competitors. In her first collegiate race, O’Quinn now leads the Spartans’ all-time performances.

Graduate student Chandler McCaslin ran a time of 2:22.46 in the 800-meter race, earning her first individual title of the season, finishing first among 14 competitors.

Sophomore Camille Carlson clocked in a personal best time of 5:26.61 in the mile, taking home fifth out of 16 in the first race of the season.

Graduate student Colin Alexander, Wallace, senior Jonathan Kennedy, and Bennett represented the Blue & Gold in the 600-meter run. Alexander led the way with his sixth-place finish, clocking in a time of 1:23.83, which is now a program best time, breaking Taylor Hursts’ time of 1:25.25 from 2012.

Wallace’s time of 1:25.84 sat ninth among the field of 25, as the time is third overall in program history. Kennedy placed 11th with his time of 1:26.48, which is fifth in the record books. Bennett rounded out the performances in the 600-meter run, finishing 13th with a time of 1:27.53, good for ninth in program history.

Freshmen Luke Ward and Grant Barbour, in their first collegiate indoor meet, finished fourth and eighth, respectively, out of 30 competitors in the mile. Ward ran a time of 4:26.35, placing fourth in his heat, while Barbour clocked in a time of 4:31.94.

Jones placed 19th out of 29 in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.39 in his first collegiate race, while sophomore Owen McArthur ran a time of 7.93.

Sophomore Laila Burk, who ran in the 600-meter run, clocked in a time of 1:46.05 which put her seventh in the field of 12. Her time is now third all-time in UNCG history.

McCaslin also competed in the 1000-meter run this weekend, earning the runner-up mark out of 16 competitors with a time of 2:58.37. This time is now first in UNCG history. O’Quinn also ran in the 1000-meter run, following McCaslin, with a third-place finish and a time of 3:04.46, which is fourth all time in UNCG record books.

Junior Jenna Reiter’s time of 5:13.47 in the mile put her second out of 20 competitors.

Alexander won the 1000-meter event with his time of 2:34.17. This time places him second in UNCG program history. Barbour also competed in the event, placing fourth out of 11 competitors, finishing with a time of 2:37.98.

Up Next

The Spartans will send Dylan Christopher and Joe Thoma to the Holiday Open in Allendale, Michigan, hosted by Grand Valley State University. Both will compete in the 5000-meter run on Friday, December 9, scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications
UNC Greensboro