Women’s team finishes fourth in PBC track championships in inaugural season

In its inaugural season of competition, the UNG women’s track and field team placed fourth out of eight teams at the 2017 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship.Nova Southeastern set a meet-scoring record with 214.5 points to claim the team title and was followed by UNC Pembroke (159), Montevallo (154.5), UNG (74) and Florida Tech (73) rounding out the top five.

The Nighthawks moved on the third day of the championship by scoring 32 points in two events. UNG claimed 22 points in the 800-meter race, placing three Nighthawks in the top 10, and collected 10 points in the 5,000-meter with three more scorers.

The team landed a pair of student-athletes, junior Brittany Truitt and freshman Aleah Johnson on the 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field All-Region team.

Truitt is the PBC 800-meter champion and was third in the 1500-meter. Johnson is an All-Conference honoree in both the 400- and 800-meter races.

UNG students on podium
Freshman Aleah Johnson, left, and junior Brittany Truitt, middle, were named to the 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field All-Region team.