Men's Week Four Recap
Alabama State University faced the toughest field they have seen yet at the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Alabama.
"Overall we had a fair day and had some positive things happen," head coach Ritchie Beene said. "We still have a lot of things to improve on and we will address those things in practice."
The men's 4x100 meter relay team, made up of Shawn Lockahrt, Vincent Butler, Ricky Buckles, and Sylvester Byrd brought home a solid ninth place finish with a time of 41.66.
The 4x400 meter relay team finished eighth with a time of 3:15.85. Butler, Byrd, Ronald Jordan, and Carlos Flores made up the team.
"Our relay teams did some really good things against some really tough teams," Beene said.
"I am really proud of the 4x400 men's team as they continue to improve. They ran very good today and again, against some tough competition. They show more and more improvement each time out."
Individually, Ronald Jordan had a fifth place finish in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 53.35. Sylvester Byrd also had a top-ten finish with an eighth place finish in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.77.
The Hornets will be back in Auburn for their next event when they participate in the War Eagle Classic on April 20-21.
The Jackson State men's team, who headed to Gainesville, Florida, participated in the Pepsi Relays hosted by the University of Florida.
B.J. Lee finished fourth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.25. This marked his best time of the outdoor season. Teammate Richard Kelly finished 40th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.65 also posted his best time of the season.
Anaso Jobodwana came in sixth place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 20.46 (his best time of the outdoor season). Geoffrey Brady finished in 41st place in the 110 meter hurdles. The men's 4x100 meter relay team (Geoffrey Brady, Anaso Jobodwana, Richard Kelly, and B.J. Lee) finished 15th with a time of 40.58. The Tigers 4x200 meter relay team (B.J. Lee, Antoine Guice, Richard Kelly, and Anaso Jobodwana) finished ninth with a time of 1:25.02. The 4x400 meter relay team (Louis Varella, Jeremy Wilson, Jamie McIntosh, and Antoine Guice) finished in 23rd place.
The men's 1600 Sprint Medley team (Louis Varella, Jeremy Wilson, Jamie McIntosh, and Ibrahim Hinds) finished in 11th place with a time of 3:25.45. Kenneth Hoskins finished eighth in the high jump with a height of 6-10.75.
A first-place finish from Devion Harris in the high jump highlighted a solid weekend by the Prairie View A&M men's track team at the North Texas Spring Classic in Denton, Texas.
Harris jumped 2.03 meters to win the long jump while he was closely followed by fellow teammate Pierre Shepherd's mark of 1.93 meters in the finals which placed him in second. Rashad Wilson earned a fifth-place standing in the long jump after logging a mark of 7.06 meters.
Robert Williams had a solid weekend on the track with a third-place (21.6) finish in the 200 and a fifth-place (10.7) mark in the 100. William Donelson returned to form in the hurdles as he placed second in the 400 (51.78) and third (14.01) in the 100-meter hurdles. Patrick Overshown also fared well in the 400 hurdles as his time of 54.39 put him at fourth while Dewaylon Wilson earned a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter dash after running 48.86.
In the relay events, the 4x100-meter "A" team of Terry Gilbert, Dquezstyn Coleman, Williams and John Evans placed second overall with a time of 41.43 followed by the mile-relay team's (Dewaylon Wilson, Wliliam Donelson, Williams, Vernon Lewis) third-place run of 3:13.
The men's track team returns to action next weekend at the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas.