Track & Field

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Women lead track teams in South Alabama Invitational

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy track and field team returned from last weekend’s South Alabama Invitational boasting wins over Samford, Alabama A&M and South Alabama. The Trojans picked up several individual victories in the three-day event, including against Mississippi State. The women’s squad was highlighted by Corina Wieser-Cox’s first-place finish in the discus. The Sun Belt frontrunner set a new personal best of 51.68 meters in her first-place effort. Three Trojans finished in the top 10 in the women’s 800-meter run. Tiarra Bailey placed fourth, followed by Erika Kulp […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Sports, Track & Field
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Track men finish second, women place fourth in weekend meet

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy track and field team represented the Trojans in two competitive meets over the weekend, the Bill Carson Invitational and the Tiger Classic on Friday and Saturday. The Bill Carson Invitational, hosted by East Carolina, featured solid competition such as the Atlantic Coastal Conference’s North Carolina and Sun Belt Rival Coastal Carolina. The Tiger Classic featured some of the best programs in the nation, boasting participation from in-state rivals UAB, South Alabama and Auburn. Troy stood out during the Bill Carlson Invite, with the men’s […]

by · April 12, 2017 · Sports, Track & Field
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Montgomery, Cox lead Troy track and field teams in Gainesville

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy track and field team saw much of its usual success at the Pepsi Florida Relays over the weekend, despite some of the stiffest competition it has faced all season. The Trojans competed in the midst of many of the top programs in the nation and among many Olympic hopefuls. “We had a great showing at Florida this weekend,” Head Coach Marc Davis said. “We had the usual outstanding performances from Hakim (Montgomery) and Cori (Cox) getting on the National Performance Lists, but we also […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Sports, Track & Field
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Trojans dominate top spots at Samford meet

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy track and field team continued its strong showing in the outdoor season with several top finishers in the Samford Alabama Track Challenge. Several in-state rival programs pushed many Trojans to their best marks of the year as Troy captured first place in 12 different events. The women’s team finished strong on the field and on the track. Helga Volgyi picked up a first-place finish on the field after a season-best 56.42-meter heave in the hammer throw. Corina Cox followed with a top spot in […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Sports, Track & Field
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Underclassmen lead Troy in Birmingham

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy track and field teams wrapped up their indoor season over the weekend with a strong showing in the Samford Open in Birmingham. The Trojans cruised through the regular-season finale in what Head Coach Marc Davis called a “final tuneup” before the Sun Belt Championships this Monday and Tuesday. With the conference championships fast approaching, Davis opted to rest those with a heavy event load. “We are scaling back the competition load for everyone so we can really start to sharpen up,” Davis said. “I […]

by · February 16, 2017 · Sports, Track & Field
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Montgomery leads strong track team in Birmingham

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy track and field team made its presence known in the Jaguar Invitational over the weekend, earning 10 top-eight finishes in the Birmingham event. The Trojans got a taste of what’s to come later this season at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships as they competed against five conference opponents in the Birmingham Crossplex Arena. Most notable in the event was sophomore Hakim Montgomery’s meet-record time of 6.69, which was good enough to get him into first place in the finals for the 60-meter dash. With […]

by · February 9, 2017 · Sports, Track & Field
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Track and field teams set multiple records

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer Over the course of the weekend, the Troy track and field teams took a trip to the east coast to take part in a two-day meet hosted by the Clemson Tigers. The first out-of-state meet for the Trojans also brought in many schools from Power Five conferences, such as Alabama, Florida State and the hosting Tigers. Troy handled the stiff competition well and several Trojans saw career bests and top five finishes, with the most notable being Hakim Montgomery. Montgomery matched his performance from the previous […]

by · February 2, 2017 · Sports, Track & Field
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Track and field starts indoor season in Birmingham

Wesley Kircharr Staff Writer The Troy men’s and women’s track teams opened the 2017 indoor season with a strong performance at the UAB Vulcan Invitational in Birmingham. Many Trojans set personal records on Saturday, highlighted by Hakim Montgomery’s first place finish in the 60m dash with a time of 6.66 seconds. Along with Montgomery’s career best, several other Trojans advanced to the finals in their respective competitions. “We had many good performances today, highlighted by Hakim’s extraordinary performance in the 60m dash,” Troy Head Coach March Davis said. “We had many […]

by · January 19, 2017 · Sports, Track & Field
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Track teams race to third and fourth place finishes

Scott McLendon Staff Writer   The Troy outdoor track and field men’s team finished in third place at the South Alabama Invitational on Saturday, April 8, while the women’s team finished fourth. The teams finished with 106 and 88 points respectively. “We are at the point in the season where, although we are entering the championship segment, we are in our seventh and eighth month of serious training for the year,” said director Marc Davis. “These athletes could easily pack it in and use fatigue as an excuse, but they […]

by · April 21, 2016 · Sports, Track & Field
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Troy track and field teams divide and conquer at Auburn, ECU

Scott McLendon Staff Writer A portion of the Troy track and field team finished in third at the Bill Carson Invitational at East Carolina University, while more Trojans competed in events at the Tiger Classic in Auburn, Alabama. The Trojans earned a third-place finish at ECU, behind a first-place performance by the men in the 4×100 relay event and a first-place showing from junior Zach Douglas in the shot put event. Between the men’s and women’s teams the Trojans competed in 44 events. The men racked up 121.50 points while […]

by · April 14, 2016 · Sports, Track & Field