There are 6 Elite races tomorrow at Camel City Elite for JDL Fast Track's premier event of the indoor track season. 3 of which feature current or former North Carolina stars. Check out the full press release from JDL Fast Track.
The main event, the Men's Mondo Mile will feature Reagan graduate and current Nike Oregon Project member Craig Engels who is looking to eclipse the World Indoor A Standard of 3:55.00. It'll also feature current North Carolina distance star Cameron Ponder (Mount Tabor) who is hoping to break former teammate Kenny Kneisel's Indoor Mile State Record of 4:11.70. Both athletes look to accomplish look to accomplish major feats. on their hometown indoor track.
Event 24 Men 1 Mile Run Camel City E (13) Sponsor: Mondo Name Year School Seed Time 1 Manzano, Leo Hoka One One 3:50.64 2 Cheserek, Edward Skechers 3:52.01 3 Engels, Craig Nike Oregon Project 3:57.35 4 Erassa, Kirubel American Distance Project 3:57.86 5 Wynne, Henry Brooks Beasts 3:58.74 6 Gourley, Neil SR Virginia Tech 3:59.58 7 Ciattei, Vincent SR Virginia Tech 4:01.04 8 Hoenig, Tim JR Queens (N.C.) 4:02.00 9 Jones, Adam Salem TC 4:02.26 10 Zarate, Diego SO Virginia Tech 4:02.72 11 Joseph, Patrick SR Virginia Tech 4:04.89 12 Ponder, Cameron Unattached 4:11.00 13 Chelimo, Paul US Army NT
Green Hope graduate and current NC State All-American Elly Henes will take on a loaded Women's 3000 in hopes of earning a NCAA qualifying mark. Henes currently sits 10th in the NCAA in the 5000 with a 15:49.29 up in Boston back on December 2nd. Henes ended her sophomore cross country season on a high note becoming an All-American with a 40th place finish at NCAAs running 20:27.7 for 6K. To qualify for NCAA Indoor Nationals your time must be of the top 16 entries at the end of the indoor season. Last year you needed under 9:08, but this race did send two athletes Rachel Koon (NC State) and Allie Buchalski (Furman) to NCAAs in 2017.
Event 20 Women 3000 Meter Run Camel City E (14) Sponsor: Visit Winston-Salem Name Year School Seed Time 1 Howard, Marisa Idtc/Fleet Feet Meridian 8:57.15 2 Rolland, Megan Oiselle 9:00.48 3 Johnson, Rachel Asics Furman Elite 9:02.50 4 Brown, Stephanie Unattached 9:08.04 5 Carnahan, Savannah SO Furman 9:17.89 6 Henes, Elly SO North Carolina St. 9:24.93 7 Ilse, Morgan JR North Carolina 9:29.08 8 Sang, Caroline JR Charlotte 9:31.36 9 Imer, Charlotte SR Eastern Kentucky 9:32.37 10 Sears, Sarah SR Davidson 9:33.50 11 Hanle, Leah SO Mount Olive 9:35.46 12 Richardson, Mikayla SO Virginia Tech 9:38.30 13 Edwards, Sarah SO Virginia Tech 9:43.03 14 Alcorta, Caroline JR North Carolina 9:45.51
Porter Ridge graduate and current App State middle distance runner Ryan Hastings will also face off with some pros in the Small Batch Beer Co. 800. Hastings has really come into his own during his career at App State. He has run 48.96 and 1:50.48 this indoor season. Hastings 800 PR is 1:48.02 from his Junior Outdoor Track season. Hastings sits 34th in the NCAA currently in the event, and a strong performance tomorrow could boost him into the National Championships.
Event 22 Men 800 Meter Run Camel City E (7)
Sponsor: Small Batch Beer Co. Name Year School Seed Time 1 Martin, Ryan Asics Furman Elite 1:44.77 2 Rutto, Eliud US Army 1:45.37 3 Piazza, Drew NA VT Elite 1:45.69 4 Hastings, Ryan SR Appalachian State 1:48.02 5 Migliorati, Stefano SR East Carolina 1:48.68 6 Molinaro, Matt SR Ohio Northern 1:48.92 7 Denman, Ross Unattached NT
Fields for the 3 other Elite Races at Camel City Elite
Event 21 Women 800 Meter Run Camel City E (9)
Sponsor: Total Sports US
Name Year School Seed Time 1 Hermansson, Hanna Craft 2:00.43 2 Green, Hanna Nike Otc Elite 2:01.17 3 Richards, Emily SR Ohio Northern 2:01.74 4 Egbeniyi, Abike JR Mid. Tenn. State 2:02.34 5 Pocratsky, Rachel JR Virginia Tech 2:02.67 6 Abu, Agnes SR Mid. Tenn. State 2:02.70 7 Segrave, Hannah Great Britain 2:02.79 8 Barton, Laurie SO Virginia Tech 2:05.09 9 Moline, Georganne Nike NT
Women's Elite Mile
Event 23 Women 1 Mile Run Camel City E (11) Sponsor: Champion Name Year School Seed Time 1 Schneider, Rachel Under Armour 4:25.62 2 McGee, Cory New Balance 4:27.67 3 Teschuk, Erin Asics Furman Elite 4:32.35 4 Coogan, Katrina New Balance 4:33.00 5 Farber, Lianne New Balance Boston 4:33.50 6 Barnett, Grace SR Clemson 4:33.86 7 Corbosiero, Amanda SR Richmond 4:41.56 8 Lazarchick, Kathryn RunCCG 4:41.86 9 Jalon, Claudia SR North Florida 4:47.22 10 Clairmonte, Dominique FR North Carolina St. 4:49.12 11 Kennedy, Katie SR Virginia Tech 4:49.85
Event 19 Men 3000 Meter Run Camel City E (18) Sponsor: Salem Sports Name Year School Seed Time 1 Chelimo, Paul US Army 7:31.39 2 Curtin, Thomas Saucony Freedom TC 7:45.11 3 Yorks, Izaic Brooks Beasts 7:50.20 4 Fink, Willy VT Elite 7:56.04 5 Nowak, Craig Asics Furman Elite 7:56.36 6 Chemadi, Kigen JR Mid. Tenn. State 7:58.46 7 Reeder, Troy SR Furman 8:00.07 8 Kemboi, Amon SO Campbell 8:01.00 9 Kipkoech, Lawrence JR Campbell 8:02.00 10 Seufer, Peter SO Virginia Tech 8:05.00 11 Jaskowak, Daniel SR Virginia Tech 8:05.35 12 Dahlke, Jonathan SR Mount Olive 8:07.14 13 Craig, Adam SR Mount Olive 8:11.23 14 Choge, Jacob SO Mid. Tenn. State 8:11.97 15 Kirwa, Azaria JR Liberty 8:12.03 16 Cheruiyot, Geoffry SR Mid. Tenn. State 8:15.67 17 Templeton, Aaron JR Furman 8:17.47 18 Cowart, Donnie Saucony NT