The South Atlantic Conference Announces Men’s Indoor Track & Field Preseason Poll and Watch List

The South Atlantic Conference Announces Men’s Indoor Track & Field Preseason Poll and Watch List

ROCK HILL, S.C. ( – Queens has been picked to win the 2017-18 South Atlantic Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field Championship as voted by the League's head coaches, the League announced today.  The Royals picked up eight top votes and received 106 points from the panel.

Wingate placed second in the poll with three top votes and 103 points.  Lenoir-Rhyne and Carson-Newman tied for the No. 3 position with 89 points and Anderson rounded out the top five with 75 points.

Coker landed at the No. 6 spot with 62 points and at No. 7 was Lincoln Memorial with 59 points.  Tusculum earned 41 points to come in at No. 8, while Mars Hill finished at No. 9 with 37 points.  Newberry picked up 28 points to rank No. 10 and Catawba rounded out the poll with 27 points. 

The 2017-18 South Atlantic Conference Indoor Track and Field season marks the inaugural year for the sport in the South Atlantic Conference.  The season is set to get underway on Saturday, Dec. 2 with many of the League's member institutions competing at the JDL Kick Off Classic. Below is a look at some of the top athletes from the South Atlantic Conference. 

Sprinter: Chris Burton
Distance: Mason Hazel

Sprinter: Kieran Showler-Davis
Field: Tanner Stepp
Distance: Luke Greer

Sprinter: Tony McElveen Jr.
Distance: Brandon Mullins

Sprinter: C.J. Williams
Field:  Myles Braswell-Sample
Distance:  Jacob Black

Lincoln Memorial
Sprinter: Oluwatosin Balogun
Distance: Jorge Hernandez 

Mars Hill
Sprinter: Cameron France
Field: Spencer Shade
Distance: James Gilreath 

Sprinter: Kevin Harrison
Field – Anton Epp
Distance - Tim Hoeni

Sprinter: Widchard Guervil
Field: Yannick Rosalie
Distance: Jackson Beason

Sprinter: Breon Jenkins
Field: Isaiah Kyle
Distance: Nepolian Patel

2017-18 Men's Indoor Track and Field Preseason Poll (First-Place Votes) - Points 

1.             Queens (8)                           106

2.             Wingate (3)                          103

3.             Carson-Newman                     89

                Lenoir-Rhyne                         89

5.             Anderson                               75

6.             Coker                                    62

7.             Lincoln Memorial                    59

8.             Tusculum                               41

9.             Mars Hill                                37

10.          Newberry                                28

11.          Catawba                                 27







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