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Outdoor Track and Field Recaps: April 20-21

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 04/22/2018
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John Jacobs Invitational (University of Oklahoma)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff

NORMAN, Okla. - Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Laural Heath finished third in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.46, as the Golden Lions' track team competed at the University of Oklahoma in the John Jacobs Invitational.

Rasheed McAlpin's 53.07-second time in the 400m hurdles was good for a second-place result. UAPB's 4x400m relay team finished second with a time of 3:20.02. In field events, Shevon Pipps earned third place in the triple jump with a distance of 14.38m, just ahead of teammate Travis Bibbs (14.30m).

Miles Dortch was fifth in the discus throw (43.18m) and third in the javelin (54.27m).

On the women's side, Camiya Knight took third place in the 400-meter dash (57.53). Ar-jai Johnson earned fifth place in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:13.01. The Lady Lions' 4x400m hurdles clocked in a 4:05.32 during competition, taking fourth.

In field events, Summer Gilliam earned second place in the long jump (5.69m), and teammate Briana Burke was fourth (5.47m).

Georgia Tech Invitational (Georgia Tech)
Jackson State (Men only)

ATLANTA - Jackson State's 4x100m relay team won with a time of 40.39 seconds during the Georgia Tech Invitational at the George C. Griffin Track this past weekend.

JSU speedster Justin Thomas earned two top-5 showings, as he was fourth in the 100-meter dash (10.49) and third in the 200-meter dash (21.24). Teammate Azariah Foster finished third in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.19 seconds, with Loftin Keys (14.46) in fifth.

The Tigers' 4x400m relay team finished second with a time of 3:14.09.

In field events, Jauvany Hyde was sixth in the triple jump (14.95m) and seventh in the long jump (6.85m).

Alabama A&M Duals (Alabama A&M University)
Alabama A&M
Mississippi Valley

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Alabama A&M and Mississippi Valley faced off in head-to-head competition during the AAMU Duals this past weekend at Louis Crews Stadium.

AAMU's Donald Weakley won the 100-meter dash (10.89), with Mississippi Valley's Garrion Gamble second (11.00). The Bulldogs dominated the 200-meter dash, with DeTorrian Green winning thanks to a time of 21.70. Alabama A&M's Alex Ward (48.35) won the 400-meter dash, narrowly besting Mississippi Valley's Laval Davis (48.38).

In field events, Kaleb Allison of Mississippi Valley won the shot put convincingly with a throw of 10.88m.

On the women's side, Alabama A&M's Akia Slaughter won the 100-meter and 200-meter dash events with times of 11.96 and 25.08, respectively. Devilette sprinter Ajani Williams (57.37) won the 400-meter dash, and teammate Iyanna Alexander took the 800-meter run (2:19.34). Alice Kimutai took first in the 1500-meter run for MVSU (5:11.10).

MVSU's ladies went 1-2-3 in the long jump, with Desiray Mosley winning thanks to a 4.79-meter leap. Alabama A&M's Alexis Lucas took the top spot in the women's discus (36.50m), hammer (41.80m) and javelin (27.20m) events.

War Eagle Invitational (Auburn University)
Alabama A&M
Alabama State

AUBURN, Ala. - Alabama State and Alabama A&M competed in Auburn’s War Eagle Invitational, hosted at the Hutsell-Rosen Track and Field Complex on the Auburn campus, this past weekend with both schools collecting solid results.

Alabama A&M’s DeTorrian Green finished fifth in the 100-meter dash (10.60) and 200-meter dash (20.89). AAMU’s Ty’relle Powell finished fifth in the 5000-meter run (18:57), behind Alabama State’s Joshua Coffelt (16:10.74). Powell also finished fifth in the steeplechase (12:00.55).

In the men’s 4x100-meter relay, the Hornets finished second with a time of 40.15 seconds, while in the 4x400-meter relay, the Alabama State “A” team finished third with a time of 3:16.34. The Hornets “B” team finished sixth with a time of 3:38.58.

Bulldog hurdlers Alex Ward (51.85) and Tre Williams (51.91) finished 1-2 in the 400m hurdles. In field events, AAMU’s DeAndre Baker cleared 6.91m to earn fifth in the high jump.

On the women’s side, Alabama State’s Sade Lavallias (19:35.63) won the 5000-meter run. Arion Span finished third in the 800-meters with a time of 2:08.06, just .39 seconds from Kaitlin Walker of Alabama. Shamira Lovett finished second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.88 seconds.

The Alabama State women’s 4x100-meter relay team finished second with a time of 45.07, and fourth in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:49.51.

Roderica White finished fourth in the high jump with a height of 1.66 meters (5-05.25).

Bridgette Williams finished seventh in the javelin with a distance of 37.44 meters (122-10).

Alabama State Athletic Strategic Communications contributed to this report.

J. Fred Duckett Twilight Invitational (Rice University)
Prairie View A&M
Texas Southern

HOUSTON - Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern earned impressive results during the J. Fred Duckett Twilight Invitational hosted by Rice University this past weekend.

On the women's side, Alexis Gray finished second in the 200-meter dash for Texas Southern with a time of 23.87, while teammate Nikole Haroon was fourth (24.58).

In the 800 meter run, Lady Panther runner Dinah Murphy earned second overall, running a 2:13.43, good for a season best.

Deonca Bookman won the 400 meter hurdles as she ran 58.03, with Texas Southern’s DaShavonta Kinney (1:02.21) coming in third. In the 400-meter dash, Haroon won with a time of 54.31, with PVAMU’s Takara Coleman placing fourth overall (55.60). The PVAMU women's 4x400m relay team of Husniyyah Rogers, Sydnee Mitchell-Jemison, Coleman and Bookman concluded their meet winning the 4x400 running 3:42.30, while TSU was third (3:48.61).

The Lady Tigers’ 4x100m relay team won with a time of 45.86. Texas Southern’s Zaidra James was fifth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.65.

In the field events for the Lady Panthers, Ja'Sha Sloan placed third in the high jump with a 1.69m, while Texas Southern’s Quintella Johnson coming in fourth (1.69m) and PVAMU’s Nekiesha Bailey placed tied for fifth with a jump of 1.64m.  Texas Southern’s Christelle Nintcheu finished third (35.63m) in the javelin.

On the men's side, Prairie View’s William Polley placed second with a personal-best time of 21.23 in the 200 meter dash, ahead of TSU’s Darius Birden (21.44) who was fourth. Polley also ran a personal-best in the 400 meter dash with a first-place performance (46.99). Carl Jordan placed fourth in the same event with a personal-best time of 47.55, just behind Birden (47.32). Roman Turner of Texas Southern finished second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.58, and teammate Jordee Archer-Harvey (10.72) in fourth.

Prairie View’s Logan Williams placed second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.52, with Maliek Kendall (14.69) in fourth. He also won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.91, with Texas Southern’s Mykele Young-Sanders second with a time of 53.34.

To finish the running events the 4x100 team of Polley, Ty'Ron Baker, Ansar Richardson and Jordan placed second with a time of 40.83. TSU was fourth (41.62), but the Tigers rebounded to claim the 4x400m relay competition with a result of 3:13.04.

In field events, PVAMU’s Sunne Rodriguez-Weems and Tristan Ham placed third and fourth (tied) with marks of 4.78 meters (15-08.25) and 4.63 (15-02.25) in the pole vault. Harvey Kendall won fourth place in the high jump for TSU, clearing 1.98m. Teammate Taylor Levine (6.92m) earned fourth in the long jump, and H. Kendall was fifth in the triple jump (14.22m). Ahmad Francis rounded things out for TSU with a fifth-place showing in the javelin (50.77m).

PVAMU Athletics Communications contributed to this report.

LSU Alumni Gold Invitational (LSU)
Alcorn State
Grambling State

BATON ROUGE, La. - Grambling State and Alcorn State teams were in action on Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold, hosted by Louisiana State University, at the Bernie Moore Track & C. Maddox Field House.

On the women's side for Grambling, Breanna Wayne captured third place in the triple jump, with a leap of 11.51m. Aneisha Bell placed sixth in the shot put, with a toss of 13.20m, while Darnese Woods recorded a 12.98m measurement, finishing in eighth place. On the track, Halima Chepkwony took ninth in the 1500m at 4:08.68.

For Grambling’s men, Noah claimed 10th in the 5000m, with a time of 16:11.54, while Wesley Love also finished 10th in the 800m, coming in at 1:59.67. For the Lady Braves, Euricka Hardy ran a 24.26 to place second in the 200-meter dash. Angelica Jacobs improved her time in the 800-meter run and earned third at 2:14.51. Jada Hunt and Mya Lloyd turned in times of 12.15 and 12.31 to finish fourth and fifth in the 100-meter dash.

Alcorn’s Kemar Cumberbatch won the 200-meter dash with a season-best of 21.35. In the field events, Aaron Worrell was seventh in the long jump with a mark of 7.06-meters (23-1.95 feet).

Courtesy: Alcorn State Sports Information and Grambling State Sports Information.