The Mocs indoor track team welcomed five newcomers this season, joining a proven upper classman group that finished the year by placing seventh at the Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Virginia Military Institute. Junior Ashlynd Broling qualified for the women’s final in the mile run, just missing her personal best time accomplished earlier in the year.
Freshman Madelyn Thompson was the Mocs’ workhorse. She ran the 60 and 200 meter dashes as well as competing in the long jump and the 60 meter hurdles. Thompson posted a personal best in the hurdles at the league championships and was named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team in the long jump. She was joined on the All-Freshman Team by Lesley Green, whose specialty is the 5000 meter run. Junior Makenzie Jones finished fifth at the SoCon Championships, setting a personal record in the 5000 meter event, besting her previous top time by more than five seconds. Jones ranked sixth in the rankings of 5000 meter participants and 15th in the 3000 meter run.
Coach Andy Meyer bid farewell to seniors Emily Poole, Abby Bateman and Nicole Buehrle. The trio earned all-conference honors in their careers at UTC and throughout their senior campaigns posted their best their times in various races while providing leadership to a young squad. Poole ranked 16th in the 5000 meter and Bateman eighth in the 800 meter run in final SoCon standings. Buehrle ranked 15th in the 800 meter run and 20th in the mile. The Mocs relay teams finished the year strong with the DMR team ranking fifth in the final standings and the 4×400 meter team was eighth.