Track and Field signs 3 more athletes for 2017-18 season


Amber Boyd, Sarah Grace Chrisley, and Julisa Echeverria all signed letters of intent to compete next season as Koalas under Coach Nichols and Coach Bishop. The Columbia College Track and Field teams could not be more excited to add these talented young ladies to their rosters.

Amber Boyd, from South Pointe HS, comes in with personal records of:

-          100 meters – 12.9

-          200 meters – 27.9

-          400 meters – 67

-          High Jump – 4'10

Amber plans to study Communications while at Columbia. "I look forward to running with the team, I hope to become better", she stated when asked what she is most looking forward to under Coach Nichols and Coach Bishop. She plans on breaking the 12 second and 25 second barrier (200 meters) while running as Koala.


Sarah Grace is from Greenwood, SC and is a member of the Emerald High School track and field team as well as their very impressive basketball team.  Sarah Grace currently holds a personal record of 4'4 in the high jump and looks to quickly improve under the watchful eye of Coach Justin Bishop.

She will study Psychology or Biology over the next four years and hopes to one day work as an occupational therapist and "show kids with disabilities that their lives should not be limited. Anything is possible with the will to work and motivation to see your goal through to the end", she states.  She chose Columbia College because of the emphasis on education  and how welcomed everyone made her feel.


Julisa hails from James Island high school and currently has a personal record in the 400 meter dash of 65 seconds. She has a goal of breaking the 60 second mark in her first couple of seasons.

Julisa plans to study early childhood education  and minor in psychology. When asked what her career goals were, Julisa had this to say: "I hope to teach elementary education and then throughout the years I plan to get my PhD in psychology to focus on helping children diagnosed with psychosis.


Both coaches are very proud to coach these future Koalas and are looking for big things in the years to come!