Pack Track & Field Opens Indoor Season Saturday
Nov. 30, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams open their seasons Saturday, Dec. 1 at the JDL Fast Track Kick-Off in Winston-Salem, N.C.
NC State returns a variety of accomplished performers in numerous events across the competition board, including distance and middle-distance runners, throwers, jumpers and sprinters.
Led by senior and five-time track All-America Ryan Hill, the Wolfpack will look to improve on last season's ACC finishes both indoor and outdoor, in addition to returning All-ACC and All-America performers with the ability to score on the national stage.
Hill, a Hickory, N.C., native, earned two All-America nods last season, after finishing fifth in the 3,000m at the NCAA Indoor Championships and placing third in the 1,500m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Hill also won the 3,000m indoor and 1,500m outdoor titles at the ACC Championships in 2012.
Redshirt senior Andie Cozzarelli garnered All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with an 11th place finish in the 10,000m race, while placing second in the same event at the ACC Championships to earn her second All-ACC accolade.
The Wolfpack boasts all-conference throwers on both the men's and women's sides, as redshirt junior Nathaniel Williams looks to improve upon his All-America performance in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championships last season. Williams also earned All-ACC honors, while redshirt sophomore Tremanisha Taylor hopes to place on the national level in 2013 after qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the women's discus and shot put just one year ago.
In the jumps, senior Kris Kornegay-Gober qualified for the both the indoor and outdoor NCAA Championships in the high jump in 2012. A two-time All-ACC selection in outdoor competition, Kornegay-Gober was named the Field MVP at the ACC Indoor Championships after breaking the NC State mark and the ACC Championship meet record in the high jump with a 7' 3.75" leap.