Hayley Kropp has begun to find her shooting rhythm in recent games for Coker College.
Polk County’s all-time leading scorer missed the first four games of the 2018-19 season due to an injury. After a slow start once returning, Kropp had a stretch of scoring in double figures in six of seven contests, including a season-high 25 points in a 74-65 win at Newberry.
Kropp is averaging a team-high 9.8 points per game for the 5-16 Cobras. She had nine points and five assists Saturday in Coker’s 78-70 win over Mars Hill.
MONTREAT TRACK AND FIELD: Montreat sophomore Troy Lieberman qualified for the Appalachian Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in the pole vault with his effort in the recent Finn Pincus Invitational in Salem, Va.
Lieberman posted a valut of 4.20 meters (13-9 1/4 feet) to finish second and qualify for the conference meet, where he is the defending champion in the event.
Lieberman placed 12th in this weekend’s Camel City Invitational at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem with a vault of 3.90 meters (12-11 1/2).
Senior teammate Eli Hall competed in the 800 meters at the Camel City meet, finishing in a time of 2:06.60. Hall has also run the 1000 meters and the 4×400-meter relay for the Cavaliers during the indoor season.
APPALACHIAN STATE TRACK: Junior Sean Doyle placed seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.06 in this weekend’s Buccaneer Track and Field Invitational at East Tennessee State.
The time marked Doyle’s best this season, during which he has also competed in the 4×400-meter relay. He ran a 36.83 in the 300 meters and a 51.34 in the 400 meters at the Appalachian Open Indoor Track Meet in November.
GARDNER-WEBB TRACK: Mitchell Brown placed 30th this weekend in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:03.48 at the Buccaneer Track and Field Invitational at East Tennessee State.
Brown had his best time of the season in the event at the Keydet Invitational in mid-January, when he ran 9:57.60.
Brown has also competed this indoor season in the mile and 4×400-meter relay.
UNC GREENSBORO TRACK: UNCG sophomore India Godlock made her first appearance of the indoor track season on Jan. 27, competing in the JDL College Meet Madness event at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.
Godlock placed ninth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:30.02.