Monday, December 14, 2009

49ers picked to sweep A-10 indoor track titles

Charlotte has been selected to defend its Atlantic 10 men’s and women’s indoor track & field crowns in voting conducted by the league’s head coaches.

The 49ers’ women’s team claimed their fourth consecutive title last season as they held off runner-up Dayton, 175-139. Charlotte is led by junior Amanda Goetschius, the defending A-10 champion in the mile (4:53.36) and bronze medalist in the 3,000m (9:58.90), and 2009 400m dash champion Kortnie Coleman (56.31).

On the men’s side, Charlotte has been selected to seize its fourth A-10 title in the past five seasons. The 49ers will be anchored by two-time defending 400m dash champion Darius Law and sophomore Sam Jordan, who captured gold in the 55m dash (6.35) at last year’s championship.