A national championship, nearly a dozen All-Americans, impressive showings at numerous meets – all in all their first year as an NCAA Division II program wound up keeping the Hawks and Lady Hawks track teams at Shorter in the national spotlight.
The Shorter men’s and women’s track teams turn their attention to a national title this weekend when the Hawks and Lady Hawks travel to Joliet, Ill., to compete in the National Christian College Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
Fresh from hosting the inaugural Peach Belt Conference Championships at Barron Stadium a week ago, Shorter steps aside to serve as the host of the inaugural Southern States Athletic Conference Championships.
Shorter University student-athletes David Johnson and Allen Huntley have been named the Peach Belt Conference's respective Men's Field and Track Athletes of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon.
This Easter weekend, Shorter hosted its second annual Rome-Shorter Relays. The meet, a return to the days of old when Barron Stadium served as host of the Rome News Relays, had over 200 competitors from as far as New Orleans and Tennessee. However, host school Shorter University, served notice that those who step into Barron Stadium and onto the track should expect stiff competition.
The Hawks and Lady Hawks of Shorter University Track and Field began the 2013 outdoor season at the annual Georgia Relays this weekend. The meet, hosted by the University of Georgia, comes a month after the teams concluded their indoor seasons.
Shorter University Director of Track and Field and Cross Country, Scott Byrd, and Assistant Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, Rochelle Black, announced four new additions to their program on Monday afternoon.
Shorter wrapped up its regular season this weekend at the Tiger Paw Invitational on the campus of Clemson University. The Tigers welcomed over 25 colleges and universities, including such notable teams such as the University of South Carolina, Gardner Webb, and former NAIA rival Embry Riddle.
In a rare Monday meet, the men and women of Shorter once again competed at the Birmingham Crossplex. This time, Emory University served as the host of the Emory Crossplex Invitational, welcoming teams from as far as Mississippi to compete.
“We feel real good about our indoor transition, especially team-wise,” Shorter Director of Track and Field Scott Byrd said as the men’s and women’s teams make the change from being national champions on the NAIA level to a program that despite missing out on the opportunity to compete in NCAA Division II postseason meets has new and higher goals within reach.
The Hawks of Shorter travelled up to Big Ten Country, competing in the Gladstein Invitational this weekend at Indiana University. Competing against host team Indiana, as well as Louisville and The Ohio State University, Scott Byrd’s team continued to make strides towards yet another successful season.
The Shorter University track and field team will travel to Indiana University for the two-day Gladstein Invitational being held at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse this Friday and Saturday on the IU campus.
The Shorter track and field and cross country program announced the addition of five mid-year additions to its team. The newest members of the Hawk family, one woman and four men, come with high accolades from their previous institutions.
Shorter's Daniel Sorenson and Shea Spicher raced to first place individual finishes to lead two tremendous team efforts by the Hawks and Lady Hawks at the 2012 Gulf South Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning in Hoover, Ala.
Randy Dameron and Daniel Sorenson coasted to individual titles and Shorter’s 4x100 meter relay team cruised to another national title as the Hawks rolled to their second consecutive team crown at the 2012 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, which concluded from Indiana Wesleyan in Marion, Ind., on Saturday.
The Hawks will take perhaps what may be an even better version of last year’s squad to the 61st NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field National Championship that begins its three-day run today on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind.