2012 Men's Indoor Track Championship to Begin Friday

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – ETSU and Kennesaw State have gone one-two for the last four Atlantic Sun Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. In the history of the championships, ETSU holds a conference leading four titles and Kennesaw holds the remaining two.

ETSU and Kennesaw State may have some competition this year from North Florida, who came in fifth last year, as the Ospreys return all four of their event winners from last year.

The events gets underway at 8:30 a.m. from the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center on Friday with the women’s pentathlon and concludes Saturday afternoon with the men’s 4x400 meter relays, followed by the awards presentation at 4:30 p.m.

Championship Notes:

  • Keep an eye out forward to a bunch of first-time champions on the men’s side as only six of 17 individual events feature past winners at the indoor championship.
  • USC Upstate’s Gilbert Kemboi will try for his third-individual event title in the 5,000-meter run. If he is successful, Kemboi would become only the third student-athlete to become a three-time event winner.
  • In total, five student-athletes will vie for their second-individual event title of their careers. (ETSU’s Desmond Pierce, 800m Run; North Florida’s Will Pearce, 3,000m Run; North Florida’s Cameron Dickerson, Mile Run; North Florida’s David Shepherd, Pole Vault; Kennesaw State’s Anjoun Armaly)

Regular-Season performances that rank in the top three in A-Sun Championship record books:

    • 200-Meter Dash
    • Tucker Peabody, Lipscomb; 21.28

    • 400-Meter Dash
    • Tim O’Dell, ETSU; 48.30
    • Matt Johnson, USC Upstate; 48.88

    • 800-Meter Run
    • Filip Jalovy, ETSU; 1:53.15

    • 3,000-Meter Run
    • Gilbert Kemboi, USC Upstate; 8:17.66

    • 5,000-Meter Run
    • Gilbert Kemboi, USC Upstate; 14:23.19

    • 60-Meter Hurdles
    • Brian Graham, Kennesaw State; 8.07

    • Pole Vault
    • David Shepherd, North Florida; 5.00m

    • High Jump
    • Perrish Goggins, USC Upstate; 2.05m

    • Heptathlon
    • K’Vonte Scott, ETSU; 4834