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By a long shot

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
By a long shot

Victoria Merriweather entered the history books for Charlotte athletics after recording a third place finish in the NCAA National Championships for weight throws, holding the best finish by a female athlete in program history. After transferring high schools her sophomore year, Merriweather’s new track coach told her she would be a thrower. The senior track […]

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Trey McRae qualifies for Olympic Trials

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Trey McRae qualifies for Olympic Trials

Charlotte 49ers All-American Trey McRae will be heading to Eugene, Oregon, home of the track and field 2016 Olympic Trials, where he will showcase his high jump talent with a birth to Rio on the line. “I have been focusing all year on making the Olympic Trials,” said McRae. “It is mind blowing coming from […]

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McRae advances to NCAA Championship

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
McRae advances to NCAA Championship

Senior Trae McRae made a huge jump in his quest for NCAA gold this past week.  He qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championship during the preliminaries in Jacksonville, FL.  Though other 49ers competed in the preliminaries, they fell short of qualifying. McRae continued his stellar season by recording the highest mark in the […]

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McRae, Niners strike gold in C-USA Championship

| May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
McRae, Niners strike gold in C-USA Championship

For the second time in his career, red-shirt senior Trey McRae took home the performer of the meet honor after his success in the Conference USA track and field championship. McRae left the championship weekend with some more hardware, winning gold in the long, high and triple jump.  McRae set a new league record, becoming the […]

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Trey McRae: Soaring to new heights

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Trey McRae: Soaring to new heights

Many athletes harvest an early passion for their sport, beginning at a young age and refining their practice until they reach a collegiate level. This was not the case for Trey McRae, who preferred jump balls to high jumps until March of his senior year in high school. McRae, a redshirt senior on the track […]

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Charlotte takes home 24 top three finishes

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte takes home 24 top three finishes

The Charlotte track and field team did not disappoint at this weekend’s Charlotte Invitational, taking home 47 top eight finishes. Of those finishes, 24 of them were in the first, second or third slot Trey McRae added to his remarkable resume, taking home first in the long jump and the high jump events. Jumping into […]

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Charlotte soars high in 49er Classic

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte soars high in 49er Classic

Charlotte track and field kicked off their 2016 season this past weekend with the 49er Classic. The tournament, running Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19 had over 50 teams competing. The 49er squad took in a total of four first place titles after the meet completed. Trey McRae, a redshirt senior All-American jumped over his triple […]

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49ers Track & Field finds success at Charlotte Invitational

| April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
49ers Track & Field finds success at Charlotte Invitational

The Charlotte 49ers track & field team hosts a few outdoor meets per season, which is one of the biggest advantages you can possibly have when competing. There’s nothing better than doing your event at the same venue that you practice at. The Niners finished strong in the Charlotte Invitational, hosted at the Belk Track and Field […]

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Track and Field closes successful weekend at 49er Classic

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Track and Field closes successful weekend at 49er Classic

The Charlotte 49ers hosted the 49er Classic this weekend at the Belk Track and Field Center. The three-day event was successful for Charlotte, as the women’s side led the team. “The meet went well,” said Charlotte head coach Robert Olesen. “As we transition to the outdoor season, we are working through the balance of increased […]

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Bynum earns Performer of the Week

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Bynum earns Performer of the Week

Charlotte continued to rack up track and field hardware this weekend, with freshman Anthony Bynum winning the Atlantic 10 (A-10) Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Performer of the Week. Bynum, a homegrown prospect from Charlotte,  N.C., ran his first 400-meter dash in Virginia this weekend and won with a time of 47.29 seconds. His time […]

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