Indoor Track and Field Opens Season Saturday at JDL College Kick-Off Classic
Nov. 30, 2012
By Maggie Cancelosi, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest track and field teams will open their season Saturday at the JDL College Kick-Off Classic. All events will take place at the JDL Fast Track Indoor Track Complex.
Field events will begin at 9 a.m. leading off with the weight throw, and the running events will start at 10 a.m. with the 5,000-meter run.
Traditionally a jumper, Phoebe Kershawwill race in the 300m dash. Last season at the High Point Vert Klasse Meeting, the Sydney, Australia-native raced in the 200m (28.19). Kershaw was also a member of the 4x400 m relay squad that earned third place (3:56.44).
Sophomore Montasia Golden will be the lone Deacon competing in the 60-meter hurdles. The women's squad will race two 4x400-meter relays, with an "A" and "B" team. Several Deacs will compete in the field events, with junior Julie McCauley and sophomores Nyki Caldwell and Erika Martinwill compete in the high jump.
Senior Erin Brooks currently holds the school record in both indoor (19-5.5) and outdoor (19-5) long jump and looks to lead the Deacons this season. Brooks will be joined in the event by Montasia Golden and Phoebe Kershaw.
Like the women, the men will also race two 4x400-meter relay teams.
In the high jump, freshman Michael Rufrano will notch his first collegiate competition. The Port Washington, N.Y. native holds a personal best jump of 6' 7.''
Freshman Stephen Michaelsen will make his debut in the shot put.
Following the JDL College Kick-off Classic, the Deacs will not return to racing action until January 18 when they host the Wake Forest Invitational.