July 1, 2011
The Polls Are Open: Vote Now for the Top Division I Moments
In 2007-08, USC Upstate embarked on a new journey for its athletics program, transitioning its sports team from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. After four years of competing as a transitional member of Division I, Upstate is poised to receive full certification by the NCAA with all teams eligible for postseason play in NCAA and A-Sun championships.
April 21, 2011
Childers, Meissner Named Student-Athlete of the Year at Upstate Athletics Awards Banquet
Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate Athletics Department held its annual Pepsi Awards Banquet Thursday night and softball pitcher Morgan Childers and track & field sprinter Mike Meissner received the two highest honors while being named the Student-Athlete of the Year. In all, the Athletics Department gave out 66 awards and made other special recognitions on the night.
April 17, 2011
Spartans Earn 12 All-Conference Nods, Wrap Up Strong 2011 Season
Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate outdoor track & field teams wrapped up a strong spring season by placing 12 individuals on the all-conference team following the 2011 A-Sun Outdoor Championships.
April 16, 2011
School-Records Fall on Final Day of A-Sun Championships
On the final day of the Atlantic Sun Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, USC Upstate had six top-three finishes on Saturday afternoon at Hodges Stadium on the campus of the University of North Florida.
April 15, 2011
Upstate Set for 2011 A-Sun Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s and women’s track & field team will look to build on its past success when it takes to the track in the 2011 A-Sun Outdoor Championships which start Friday at North Florida in Jacksonville.
April 15, 2011
Crawford Wins Pole Vault Championship at A-Sun Championships
Jacksonville, Fla. – USC Upstate pole vaulter Justin Crawford came to the 2011 A-Sun Outdoor Track & Field Championships having already claimed an A-Sun title in the event in 2009. He topped that performance, claiming the pole vault championship with an A-Sun record height of 4.75 meters to highlight a solid day for the Spartans.
April 9, 2011
Spartans Set School-Record at Furman Invitational
The women’s track and field team set a new school mark as the 4x400 relay team of Jemeli Sang, Joan Tangwar, Carolyne Chelulei and Ashley Edmond finished second with a time of 4:13.22.
April 7, 2011
Spartans Head to Furman Invitational on Saturday
The USC Upstate men’s and women’s track and field team will make the short trip down Interstate 85 for the Furman Invitational on Saturday.
April 6, 2011
Perrish Goggins Named A-Sun Track and Field Athlete of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Junior Perrish Goggins, who was part of the USC Upstate track and field squad that set nine new school marks this past weekend at the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, AL., claimed the Atlantic Sun’s Athlete of the Week award for track and field, announced the league on Wednesday.
April 2, 2011
Spartans Break Seven School Records at Tiger Track Classic
Auburn, Ala. – The USC Upstate men’s and women’s track team broke seven school records in its final main tune-up prior to the A-Sun Championships in two weeks, topping four men’s marks and three women’s marks at the Tiger Track Classic at Auburn University Saturday afternoon.
March 31, 2011
Spartans to Face Strong Competition at Tiger Track Classic
Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s and women’s track teams will hit this road the weekend to participate in the Tiger Track Classic Saturday at Auburn in Auburn, Ala.
March 26, 2011
Spartans Battle Strong Field, Conditions at Catamount Classic
Despite having to battle rain and cold weather, the USC Upstate track and field team still turned in several strong performances on Saturday at the Beynon Sports Surfaces Catamount Classic.
March 25, 2011
Spartans Run 5k at Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. – Joan Tangwar ran the second-fastest time of her career and Carolyne Chelulei and Jemeli Sang each turned in solid performances as USC Upstate’s three Eldoret, Kenya runners competed in the Raleigh Relays Friday night.
March 24, 2011
Upstate Track & Field Ready for Busy Weekend
Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s and women’s track & field teams will participate in the Beynon Sports Surface Catamount Classic at Western Carolina Saturday, while three distance runners will also run in the Raleigh Relays Friday evening.
March 19, 2011
More School Records Fall on Final Day of Shamrock Invitational
Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Perrish Goggins highlighted the action for USC Upstate with a strong effort in the high jump as more school records fell in the final day of the Shamrock Invitational Saturday at Doug Shaw Stadium. Upstate finished the day with seven top 10 finishes in a deep and talented field, breaking four more school records along the way.
March 18, 2011
Three Upstate School Records Fall at Shamrock Invitational
Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s and women’s track & field teams began the 2011 outdoor season at the Shamrock Invitational at Doug Shaw Stadium Friday. The Spartans posted several solid finishes, including impressive outings in establishing three new school records.
March 17, 2011
Upstate Begins Outdoor Track & Field Season at Shamrock Invitational
Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate track & field teams begin the outdoor portion of the season at the Shamrock Invitational hosted by Coastal Carolina this weekend. The Spartans will use the meet to kick-off their season in an effort to build momentum heading into the A-Sun Championships in mid-April.
March 1, 2011
Twelve Spartans Earn All-Conference Honors to Highlight 2011 Indoor Season
Spartanburg, S.C. - Heading into the outdoor track & field season, USC Upstate takes a look back at the 2011 indoor season and looks to build on the success and momentum from the winter.
February 19, 2011
Kemboi, Meissner Reign Supreme at A-Sun Indoor Championships
Johnson City, Tenn. – USC Upstate’s Gilbert Kemboi won his third career A-Sun indoor conference championship when he broke the meet record to successfully defend his championship in the 5,000-meter run. His teammate Michael Meissner, who is the reigning A-Sun 400-meter outdoor champion, proved he can rule the conference indoors as well after winning the 400-meter title as the 2010 A-Sun Indoor Championships wrapped up on Saturday at the MSHA Athletic Center at East Tennessee State University.
February 18, 2011
Upstate Men Sit In Fourth-Place After Opening Day Of Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field Championships
JOHNSON CITY, TENN.—USC Upstate men’s and women’s track teams got off to solid starts on the opening day of the 2011 Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field Championships, which are being held at the MHSA Athletic complex at East Tennessee State University. After the opening day of competition, the Upstate men sit in fourth-place with 27 points, trailing Campbell for the third spot by just one point, as the Camels posted 28 points on the opening day.
February 17, 2011
Upstate Track and Field Teams Set For Atlantic Sun Championship Meet Friday
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The USC Upstate men’s and women’s track and field teams travel to Johnson City, Tenn., to take part in the Atlantic Sun track and field championships to be held in Johnson City, Tenn., Friday and Saturday at the MHSA Center on the campus of East Tennessee State University. The Spartans have a quiet confidence heading into what will now be their third conference meet.
February 12, 2011
Upstate Track And Field Teams Complete Final Day Of Tiger Paw Invitational With Another School Record In-Tow
CLEMSON, S.C.-With most of its track and field teams resting up for the Atlantic Sun Championships in Johnson City, Tenn. next weekend, USC Upstate’s men’s and women’s track and field teams turned in solid performances, despite the limited activity on the final day of Tiger Paw Invitational at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Complex.
February 11, 2011
Johnson Highlights Strong Opening Day For Upstate Track And Field Teams At Tiger Paw Invitational
CLEMSON, S.C.-Freshman mid-distance runner Matt Johnson highlighted a solid opening day of the Tiger Paw Invitational for the USC Upstate track and field teams at the Tiger Paw Invitational held at the Clemson Indoor Track and field complex.
February 10, 2011
Upstate Track and Field Teams Set To Take Part In Final Tune-Up Prior To A-Sun Championships Next Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Fresh off a strong performance at the Niswonger Invitational last weekend in Johnson City, the Upstate men’s and women’s track teams will be back in action this weekend at the Tiger Paw Invitational in a final tune-up for the Atlantic Sun Championships in next weekend, as the Spartan track teams will return to Johnson City for the conference meet. Head coach Jimmy Stephens will not be taking a full complement of athletes to the meet, but will be taking some to compete in the event in order to improve upon times in certain events before heading to the conference championships in a couple of weeks.
February 9, 2011
Kemboi Wins Atlantic Sun Men's Track Athlete Of The Week Award
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—USC Upstate sophomore distance runner Gilbert Kemboi was named the Atlantic Sun men’s track Athlete of The Week, as selected by the league office Wednesday afternoon.
February 5, 2011
Two Top Three Finishes Highlight The Final Day Of Niswonger Invitational For The Upstate Track and Field Teams
JOHNSON CITY, TENN.-USC Upstate senior distance runner Joan Tangwar (Eldoret, Kenya/St. Joseph’s Girls) highlighted another strong day of competition for the Spartan women’s track and field team, while junior Perrish Goggins (Columbia, S.C./C.A. Johnson Prep) and sophomore distance runner Gilbert Kemboi (Eldoret, Kenya/Kangetuny HS) turned in a pair of top-three finishes in the men’s 5,000-meter run and the high-jump to highlight another strong comprehensive effort for the Spartan men’s and women’s track and field teams Saturday to close out the 33rd Niswonger Invitational.
February 4, 2011
Spartan Track Teams Carry Momentum To Niswonger Invitational This Weekend
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Coming off a strong performance at the JRF Combined Events Invitational this past weekend at Clemson, the USC Upstate men’s and women’s track teams will head for Johnson City, Tenn., as they take part in the Niswonger Invitational on Friday and Saturday. In total, the two teams set a combined seven school marks last weekend.
February 4, 2011
Upstate Track Teams Set A Couple of More School Records On Opening Day At Niswonger
JOHNSON CITY, TENN—USC Upstate’s men’s and women’s track and field teams completed the first day of competition at the 33rd Niswonger Invitational Friday at the MHSA Athletic Center on the campus of East Tennessee State University.
January 30, 2011
Upstate Concludes Record Setting Weekend At JRF Invitational
CLEMSON, S.C.—The USC Upstate men’s and women’s track and field teams provided an encore for yesterday’s strong start to the JRF Combined Events Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Complex. In total, the men and women would combine to set a total of seven records at the JRF Invitational on the weekend, with four of those marks set on Saturday.
January 28, 2011
Upstate Men's Track and Field Team Fashioned A Strong Opening Day At JRF Invitational
CLEMSON, S.C.—The USC Upstate men’s and women’s track teams completed the first day of the JRF Invitational on Friday evening at Clemson, with both teams acquitting themselves in very well on the opening day of competition. The Spartan men would set three school records on the opening day of the JRF Invitational
December 4, 2010
Track And Field Teams Solid At Orange And Purple Classic To Open The Indoor Season
USC Upstate’s track and field season got underway on Saturday afternoon, traveling to Clemson to compete in the Orange and Purple Winter Classic.
December 3, 2010
Spartans Commence Indoor Track And Field Season At Orange And Purple Winter Classic Saturday
Head track and field coach Jimmy Stephens will begin his fourth season at USC Upstate, as he looks to elevate a young Spartans track and field program to even greater heights in 2010-11.
July 16, 2010
Upstate Cross Country Announces 2010 Recruiting Class
SPARTANBURG, S.C. USC Upstate cross country coaches Jimmy Stephens and Carson Blackwelder look to round up the 2010 cross country squad with the addition of seven student-athletes. The incoming athletes, all freshmen, hail from South Carolina to Florida and have come on to continue their athletic careers as Spartans.