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2016-17 Track & Field News

  • USA South All-Academic Honorees Announced
    June 12, 2017
    A record 76 individuals representing 61 percent of Meredith College student-athletes were named to the 2017 USA South All-Academic team as announced Monday from the conference office. The field of honorees represent each of Meredith's eight varsity sports of basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.
  • Meredith Athletes Recognized During Annual Awards Ceremony
    May 02, 2017
    Meredith College Athletic Director Jackie Myers and her staff recognized the outstanding achievements of the Avenging Angels during Tuesday evening's Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony. This year's new event format included a ceremony held in the college's Jones Auditorium with a dessert reception following in the newly renovated Johnson Hall Rotunda.
  • Barkley to Take on New Role with Meredith Athletics
    April 25, 2017
    Meredith College Athletic Director Jackie Myers is pleased to announce Fiona Barkley's new role as the department's assistant athletic director for advancement and external relations beginning August 1, 2017. Thanks to the NCAA Division III Strategic Alliance Matching Grant, Barkley will resign as head volleyball coach to take on a new challenge within Meredith athletics.
  • Golf Classic Rescheduled for May 8
    April 23, 2017
    Due to the rainy weather forecasted for today and tomorrow, the 19th Annual Meredith College Golf Classic at Brier Creek Country Club has been postponed until Monday, May 8, 2017. The Meredith athletics department will host the full event complete with 18 holes of golf, silent auction, raffles, and dinner, beginning with check-in at 11:30 a.m. and the shotgun start at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 8.
  • Track & Field Angels Set New Records at Championship Meet
    April 20, 2017
    The Meredith College track & field Avenging Angels finished the outdoor season strong at Thursday's Atlantic Independent Championship. Megan Evans won the 10,000 meter race to open the event, and the Angels finished fifth overall on the day.
  • USA South Conference Presidents Cup Standings
    April 18, 2017
    Meredith College finished the year ranked second in final USA South Women's Presidents Cup standings, just one and one-half points behind the leader. Regular season championships in soccer, lacrosse, and softball, along with tournament titles in volleyball and lacrosse elevated the Avenging Angels point total.
  • Track Angels Record Career-Best Performances at Camel Invite
    April 08, 2017
    Several Meredith track & field student-athletes set new career-best performances in this weekend's Camel Invite at Campbell University. The team will close out the 2017 season April 20 in Durham at the All Coast Championship with Covenant, Gallaudet, Methodist, Piedmont, and Pfeiffer.
  • 2017 Division III Week - Athletic Experience
    April 07, 2017
    USA South Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) members share their thoughts on how Division III has helped them continue competing in the sports they have always enjoyed.
  • Track & Field Adds Javelin to Competition Events; Thomas Wins 400m at Jopson
    April 01, 2017
    Rookie Essence Thomas won the 400m sprint in Bridgewater's Doc Jopson Invite Saturday, and the Meredith College track & field team competed in the women's javelin for the first time in the program's two-year history. Demonica Stanley finished second her first time out in the event.
  • Thomas/Rhoney Set New Meredith Track & Field Standards at Winthrop Adidas Invite
    March 25, 2017
    The newest varsity sports program at Meredith College of track & field continues to develop through the second season. Rookies Essence Thomas and Amy Rhoney set a pair new all-time Meredith records Friday at the Winthrop Adidas Invitational.
  • Head Coach Leslie Payne - Going Strong
    March 22, 2017
    Meredith College athletics newest Head Coach Leslie Payne was featured in the college's latest series of promoting faculty and staff Going Strong. Payne joined Meredith in fall 2015 as the head coach of cross country and track & field.
  • Thomas Leads Meredith Track in Trojan Challenge
    March 17, 2017
    The Meredith College track & field program faced off with a selection of Division II programs Friday afternoon at the University of Mount Olive Trojan Challenge. Essence Thomas scored all seven of Meredith's points on the day.
  • Track & Field Angels Finish Strong at Braves Classic
    March 03, 2017
    The Meredith College track & field Angels opened the outdoor season Friday at the UNC-Pembroke Braves Classic under cool and gusty weather conditions. Two Avenging Angels set new all-time performance records, and six new personal records were established, in the program's second year of varsity competition.
  • Meredith Athletics Kicks Off Pennies for a Purpose Fundraiser
    March 02, 2017
    The Meredith College Athletics Department has kicked off its annual spring fundraiser “Pennies for a Purpose” in an effort to help a nonprofit of their choice. All proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will go towards the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.
  • Briana Landis - Going Strong
    February 27, 2017
    Meredith College women's cross country sophomore Briana Landis shares her "Strong Story."
  • Stanley Returns to Meredith Track & Field Lineup at CNU's Vince Brown Invite
    February 04, 2017
    The Meredith College indoor track & field squad traveled to Newport News for Christopher Newport's Vince Brown Invitational Saturday. Demonica Stanley returned to Meredith's lineup today
  • USA South SAAC at 2017 NCAA Convention
    February 02, 2017
    A wrap-up of 25 USA South SAAC Members' trip to the 2017 NCAA Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Thomas Ranked Regionally for Sprint Performance
    January 24, 2017
    Rookie sprinter Essence Thomas ranks in the Division III South/SE Region top-30 performance list of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Her performance in the 60m and 200m sprints in December's JDL Kickoff Indoor Classic place her in 22nd in both events.
  • Hatcher Represents Meredith at NCAA Convention
    January 23, 2017
    Senior tennis player and Meredith College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President Laura Anne Hatcher joined 24 other USA South student-athletes last week at the NCAA Convention in Nashville, Tenn. For the first time the conference used NCAA grant funds to send a cohort of athletes to the annual event.
  • Indoor Track Angels Perform as Team for First Time
    January 21, 2017
    Led by freshman Essence Thomas, who represented Meredith as an individual competitor in December, the Meredith College indoor track team traveled to Winston-Salem Saturday for the Wake Forest Invitational to perform as a team for the first time in school history.
  • Meredith Athletics Launches
    January 06, 2017
    The Meredith College athletics program partnered with Advanced-Online to launch a new online store Friday. The new site features a host of sport-specific logo options, customizable features, name brand gear, and a wide variety of products.
  • Happy New Year!
    January 01, 2017
    Happy New Year from the Avenging Angels! Live happy and healthy in 2017.
  • Happy Holidays from the Avenging Angels!
    December 25, 2016
    Happy Holidays! Follow the Avenging Angels basketball team LIVE Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29 and 30 at
  • Thomas Represents Meredith in First-Ever Indoor Track Meet
    December 04, 2016
    Freshman Avenging Angel Essence Thomas represented Meredith Saturday in the college's first-ever indoor track & field meet at the JDL College Kick-Off Classic in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • SAAC Collects Food for Salvation Army
    November 22, 2016
    The Meredith College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), which includes representatives from each of the athletic program's eight sports, collected 833 non-perishable food items during the fall semester. As part of the USA South SAAC's annual initiative Cans Across
  • Pepe Returns to Meredith Track & Field with Strength Training Duties
    September 26, 2016
    Meredith College Athletic Director Jackie Myers announced Monday the return of Jenna Pepe to the athletics staff, now in a full-time role as assistant track & field/head strength & conditioning coach. Pepe stepped in briefly last spring to help the new track & field Avenging Angels finish out their first season as a varsity program.
  • Meet the 2016 Meredith SAAC
    September 23, 2016
    Senior tennis Avenging Angel Laura Anne Hatcher will lead the 2016 Meredith College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). One of SAAC's first service projects will support the USA South annual fall initiative Cans Across the Conference.
  • Ann Lowery Shares a Gift with Meredith Athletics
    August 17, 2016
    Jo Cooper, ’67, and Ann Lowery, ’74, Beyond Strong │The Campaign for Meredith co-chairs, are making an impact at Meredith College by giving toward projects about which they are passionate. Through their support, these strong women are making a difference at Meredith.