SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The St. Andrews University men’s and women’s track and teams competed in the Wofford College Terrier Relays on Saturday in South Carolina.
In the javelin throw, senior Russell Lindsay placed second in a field of 37 after throwing a career-high mark of 46.64 meters while junior Kate Neidrick placed 35th out of 54 competitors on the girls’ side with a toss of 21.96 meters.
Neidrick also threw a new personal record — 19.8 meters — in the discus throw to place 34th overall and 10th in the NAIA.
In the 1500 meters, sophomore Hannah Biddle led the Knights with a personal record time of 5:29.66 to place 46th out of 70 and eighth among NAIA teams. Freshman Sanita Edwards ran a 1:04.61 in the 400 meters to place 39th overall and third in the NAIA.
The women’s 4×800 relay team consisting of Biddle, freshman Nina Havelka, junior Danaye Mokma and senior Kaitlyn Stempien ran a time of 11:19 to place 15th overall. Stempien led the team running her leg in a time of 2:41.
Then, the 4×400 relay team of Havelka, Stempien, Mokma and Edwards finished placed 11th overall with a time of 4:30.53. Edwards led the team running a team-best 1:04 in her leg.
Edwards also set a new personal record in the long jump with a mark of 4.24 meters to place seventh out of 10 NAIA athletes.
The men’s 4×800 relay team of freshman Zack Castor, junior Michael Hare, freshman Eduardo Andrade and junior Chase Kopp ran a time of 8:36 to place 11th out of 15 overall and first among NAIA teams. Castor paced the Knights with the best time of 2:05.56 for his new personal record.
The 4×400 relay team consisting of Andrade, Castor, Hare and Kopp came in 11th overall with Andrade and Castor each running a time of 53.8 in their legs
Castor also competed in the long jump, placing 31st with a mark of 5.46 meters to set his personal record.
The teams will next return to action this Saturday to compete in the Susan Rouse Invitational in Central, South Carolina.
Knights lacrosse drops third game
WILMORE, Ky. — The St. Andrews University men’s lacrosse squad fell to Asbury University (Ky.) in a nip-and-tuck affair on Saturday afternoon, losing 9-8 in overtime.
Junior Nick Foster got the Knights going with a pair of goals in the first quarter as the Knights took an early 2-0 lead. Asbury would then come back with three unanswered goals in the second period before Foster added another to knot the contest at 3-all at the break.
Senior attackman Jason Wilson scored off an assist from junior Jonathan Arvin, and Foster tallied his fourth goal of the game for the Knights in the third quarter, but the Eagles grabbed a 6-5 advantage after the third quarter.
A goal by senior midfielder Ryan Perez tied the game at 6 midway through the fourth before Asbury added two more to extend its lead to 8-6 with four minutes to play. From there, St. Andrews rallied back as sophomore Jason Lattof scored off an assist from Foster to trim the deficit to 8-7.
Then, senior midfielder Cha’Sed Miller knotted it at 8 with his goal off an assist from Arvin with 16 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime, but Asbury scored 3:44 into the period to win the match.
St. Andrews dropped to 9-3 overall with the loss and 5-1 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference while Asbury improved to 4-5 and 2-2 in conference play.
The Knights will now stay on the road to play Coastal Carolina and College of Charleston next weekend.