UNCG Track & Field Concludes Regular Season at Wake Forest & NC A&T

UNCG Track & Field Concludes Regular Season at Wake Forest & NC A&T

Meet: Wake Forest Invitational
When: Friday, April 21
Start time: Friday – track events, Noon
Where: Winston-Salem, N.C. | Wake Forest

Stadium: Kentner Stadium

Video (ACCNX)

Meet: Aggie Classic
When: Friday, April 21 – Saturday, April 22
Start time: Friday – track events, 5 p.m., Saturday – track events, Noon
Where: Greensboro, N.C. | NC A&T

Stadium: Marcus T. Johnson Track

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s and women’s track & field teams will conclude the regular season with two meets, sending most of the team to the two-day Aggie Classic and then one individual to the Wake Forest Invitational on Friday.

The Spartans will take a week off before heading to the Southern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships from May 8-9 in Cullowhee, N.C., hosted by Western Carolina.

Meet/Facility History

About 25 teams will attend the Wake Forest Invitational. This will be the first meet for the Demon Deacons since March 24, 2018.
Kentner Stadium Records

Spartans at the Starting Line – Wake Forest Invitational (subject to change)
Men – Dylan Christopher

Spartans at the Starting Line – Aggie Classic (subject to change)
Women’s – Emma Berrier, Camille Carlson, Kaitlyn Harrison, Bella Manfre, Victoria Sosa, Serena Henderson, Kaliyah Hargrove, Naomi Pridgen, Monique Clement, Madison McMasters, Chelsea Valdivia-Rizo, Laila Burk, Shay Soukup, Reagan O’Quinn, Chandler McCaslin

Men’s – Grant Barbour, Lane Prochaska, Zachary Taylor, Luke Ward, Elijah Jones, Owen McArthur, Zin Maung, Charles Bennett, Jack Burgener, Spencer Connick, Andrew Wallace, Jonathan Kennedy, Joe Thoma

Last Time Out

UNCG had a record-breaking weekend at the Dennis Craddock Coaches Classic hosted by the University of Lynchburg.
Overall, there were 10 personal best times on the men’s side and 18 personal bests on the women’s side. There was four top-10 finishes from the women’s team and six top-10 finishes from the men’s team.
Both teams shined as graduate student Joe Thoma and junior Elijah Jones broke school records.
Thoma broke UNCG’s mile record time running the event in 4:05.91. He broke Colin Alexander’s record that was set exactly one year to the day on April 15, 2022 at the same meet. Alexander’s 4:07.15 broke a nine-year-old record from two-time Olympic medalist Paul Chelimo on March 22, 2013. Thoma finished second out of 24 competitors in the event.
Jones’ 200-meter time of 22.99-seconds broke a four-year old record of 23.26-seconds that was set by Daniel Rust on March 14, 2019 at the Charlotte 49er Classic. Jones placed 32nd out of 87 competitors in the 200-meter sprint.
Graduate student Chandler McCaslin was one of the women’s 18 personal bests. She ran a time of 5:01.87 and was the first collegiate athlete to cross the finish line, taking home third out of 19 competitors in the mile. Her time is currently second on the UNCG all-time list of mile performances.
Freshman Reagan O’Quinn ran two personal best times, competing in the 400-meter and 1500-meter runs. O’Quinn’s time of 59.96-seconds is now second all-time in the record book. Her time placed her eighth in the event out of 34 competitors.

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