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Leslie Payne, head coach of the Meredith College cross country and track & field teams, received the Judy Sweet Award at the 43rd NCAA Women Coaches Academy hosted last week by the Alliance of Women Coaches in Englewood, Colorado.
Efforts from the Meredith College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will provide the Raleigh Rescue Mission with more than 1500 items of non-perishable food this holiday season. The Avenging Angels collected the items as part of the USA South SAAC's service initiative Cans Across the Conference, a competition among member schools to effect change in communities across the league's six-state footprint.
In Saturday's NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championship, Macy Brinson's 6,000 meter time of 24:00.1 set the second-best all-time record at Meredith College. She was joined by five teammates who established new personal records, including four who advanced up the college's top-25 performance list.
Four Meredith College cross country Angels advanced on the college's All-Time performance list with a sixth-place finish in today's USA South Championship meet. Leader Macy Brinson scored 14th in the race to earn All-Conference second team honors, and Caroline Diorio earned honorable mention recognition as 28th out of the 125 runners.
Three-time conference champion Meredith College will travel to Tallulah Falls, Georgia, this weekend for the USA South Women's Cross Country Championship meet at Tallulah Falls School Farm course. Hosted by Piedmont College for the second consecutive year, the women race a 6,000 meter course beginning at 11 a.m., and the men follow at Noon for 8,000 meters.
Junior Macy Brinson led the Meredith College harriers with a season-best pace of 25:00.94 in the 6,000 meter High Point VertCross Invitational. She finished 85th out of 141 runners in a largely NCAA Division I field.
Meredith College athletics mourns the loss of longtime softball coach, Dr. Jack "Doc" Huber. A beloved psychology professor, he retired in 2011 after more than 30 years of service to Meredith College. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Jones Chapel.
The lone NCAA Division III participant in Saturday's Wingate Stampede, the Meredith College cross country Angels placed 10th out of 19 teams with Macy Brinson leading the pack. Brinson finished 38th in the field of 132 runners with time of 25:50.68.
The Meredith College cross country Angels kicked off the 2017 campaign at the 4,000m Elon Opener Saturday morning. Macy Brinson led the charge for Meredith with a pace of 17:39 alongside USA South foe Averett University and 10 NCAA Division I opponents.
Meredith College was tabbed fourth in the recently released USA South Women's Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll. Under the third-year direction of Head Coach Leslie Payne, the Avenging Angels returned this fall with top runners Macy Brinson, Caroline Diorio, and Megan Evans leading the team and will attempt to shake up league expectations. Meredith placed second in last year's championship meet behind this year's top pick and defending champion Piedmont Lions.
The Meredith College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) introduced a new slate of officers Wednesday. Senior lacrosse forward Carlee Joseph will lead the group as organization president. Senior volleyball setter Hannah Blaylock will serve as vice-president, and her teammate Haley Reeg, a junior middle blocker, will serve as secretary of the group.
The Meredith College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be sponsored by two new athletics staff members beginning fall 2017 in Head Softball Coach Kim Scavone and Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Coach Gene Meade. The two look forward to offering fresh perspective to the Avenging Angels in an effort to re-energize the NCAA-driven organization.
The Meredith College athletic field and track venue will once again serve as the site for the Sir Walter Miler, Raleigh's premiere racing event now in its fourth year. Brothers Sandy and Logan Roberts, along with friends Jeff Caron and Pat Price, who's wife graduated from Meredith, created and continue to enhance the event.
The online portal for new and returning Meredith College student-athletes to complete or update required medical forms is now available. Additionally, new Avenging Angels should complete the student-athlete profile form and register FREE with the NCAA Eligibility Center. The schedule for required ImPact and prescreening testing should also be reviewed.
Meredith College Athletic Director Jackie Myers recently announced the promotion of Rebecca Edwards to interim head athletic trainer. A two-year assistant with the Avenging Angels sports medicine staff, Edwards succeeded Tammy Holleman, who left the college to pursue other opportunities.
The USA South Athletic Conference welcomed three new members this summer in Berea College, Brevard College, and Pfeiffer University. The expanded footprint resulted in an adjusted divisional format as announced from the conference office early this week.