Defensive Quality Coach Announced
Montgomery has announced Luke Olsen as the Defensive Quality Control Coach for the upcoming season. Olsen has served two seasons as a graduate assistant, and one season as a volunteer assistant where he worked with and prepared the defense before games.
Track Travels to New York for Indoor Championships
The men and women’s track teams traveled to New York for the American Indoor Championship. The men finished in second falling to Houston by a single point, and the women finished seventh in the field of eleven. Junior Bryce Robinson was named the Men’s Track Most Outstanding Performer, and Steve Gulley and staff were name Co-Men’s Coaching Staff of the Year award.
The men had a one point lead going into the final event, the 4×400 meter relay. The University of Houston Cougars edged out the Hurricane by 0.43 seconds to win the relay and take home the title. Robinson won the both the 200-meter and 400-meter resulting in meet records for both of his finishes.
Redshirt sophomore Adam Palamar set a record of his own in the mile run, finishing in 4:04.88. Marc Scott finished the record setting performances on the men’s side, taking first in the 3000-meter run with a time of 8:01.77. For the women Audrey Jean-Baptiste took first in the 400-meter race setting a meet record in the process with a time of 52.82. Up next for the Hurricane is the NCAA Indoor Championships on Mar. 13–14 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Women Fall to TCU
The women’s tennis team traveled to Fort Worth to play the No. 17 Horned Frogs, falling 4–2. The Horned Frogs took an early lead after winning two of three doubles matches and. After TU got within one point of TCU, the Horned Frogs jumped out and won two more to take the win. The Hurricane’s record sits at 8–6.