Queens Picked as Preseason Favorite in SAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coaches Poll

Queens Picked as Preseason Favorite in SAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coaches Poll

ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com)Queens has been picked to win the 2019 South Atlantic Conference Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship, the League announced today.  The Royals picked up 10 first place votes and received 110 points from the League's head coaches.

Lenoir-Rhyne placed second in the poll with one first place vote and 99 points.  Wingate took the No. 3 spot with 94 points, while Carson-Newman came in fourth with 77 points. Tusculum rounded out the top five with 67 points.

Catawba landed at the No. 6 spot with 66 points and at No. 7 was Coker with 57 points.  Anderson earned 45 points to come in at No. 8, while Mars Hill finished at No. 9 with 41 points.  Lincoln Memorial picked up 37 points to rank No. 10 and Newberry rounded out the poll with 22 points.

The 2019 SAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships will take place on April 18-20 at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C.

Below is a look at the top athletes from each member institution. 

Anderson
Sprints: Madison Seay
Distance: Olivia Evans
Field: JoLyn Copeland

Carson-Newman
Sprints: Tia Davis
Distance: Rachel Strayer
Field: Samantha Gudger

Catawba
Sprints: Kierra McNeill 
Distance: Patience Hunt
Field: Candace Swepson

Coker
Sprints: Lauren Mustapher
Distance: Breanna Sullivan
Field: Asante Rice

Lenoir-Rhyne
Sprints: Saidah Hardwick
Distance: Paiton Fair
Field: Autumn Drayton

Lincoln Memorial
Sprints: Jerrica Covington
Distance: Tabea Kandlbauer
Field: Morgan Salyers

Mars Hill
Sprints: Shahnika Williams
Distance: Angela Feeney
Field: Tiffany Holloway

Newberry
Sprints: D'arion Johnston
Distance: Anne Bouwkamp
Field: Iris Duke

Queens
Sprints: Melanie Welsing
Distance: Hannah Wolkenhauer
Field: To'Mara Carmichael 

Tusculum
Sprints: Earthazia Watkins
Distance: Nicole McMillan
Field: I'Keriah Day

Wingate
Sprints: Tamerah Sebree
Distance: Julie Diaz
Field: Vanisha Wilshire

 

2019 Women's Outdoor Track and Field Preseason Poll

 

RANK

SCHOOL (first-place votes)

TOTAL

1.

Queens (10)

110

2.

Lenoir-Rhyne (1)

99

3.

Wingate

94

4.

Carson-Newman

77

5.

Tusculum

67

6.

Catawba

66

7.

Coker

57

8.

Anderson

45

9.

Mars Hill

41

10.

Lincoln Memorial

37

11.

Newberry

22

 

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