Track and Field News
The Final Meet before CIAA Championships
By Tonya Walton
William Bailey qualified for outdoor nationals and LaKisha Carney and Collin Cumberbatch placed first in the Bulldogs' final meet before the CIAA championships.
The Johnson C. Smith University Invitational was held on April 10 in Charlotte, N.C.
The colleges and universities who competed included Johnson C Smith, Georgia Southern, Limestone College, Charlotte, Shaw University, Georgia State, Winston-Salem State, Saint Augustine College, University of District of Columbia, UNC-Pembroke, Belmont Abbe, Livingstone College, Queens University, Pfeiffer University and College of Charleston.
In the field representing the Lady Bulldogs, placing first in the shot put and discus with a throw of 40-10.50 and 137-07 was senior LaKisha Carney. Also in the shot put was junior Kayla Campbell who placed third with a distance of 40-20.00 and sophomore Brandy Peat who placed fourth with a throw of 39-10.75m. Placing 11th in the discus was senior Elise Perkins with a throw of 89-01. Sophomore Alyce Harrell placed second in the javelin, throwing a distance of 90-05m.
"I felt like I didn't do my best but I still came in first in the shot and discus which gave me the momentum to head into this upcoming week for championships," Carey said after the meet. "I feel like we my whole team will go into CIAA championship willing to do our best and be proud at the end of the day no matter what happens."
On the track, the Lady Bulldogs had a strong showing. Placing eighth in the 100-meter dash was freshman Johnnae Allen-Davis with a running a time of 12.52. Also running the 200-meter dash Allen-Davis placed fifth with a time of 25.40, and placing 19th was junior Akia Wesley running a time of 27.18. Running the 400-meter dash was sophomore Shayla Davis placing fifth with a time of 57.13. Placing 17th was junior Michelle Palmer (59.97) and freshman Brieana Harrison placing 24th with a time of 1:02.28. In the 800-meter dash, freshman Jasmine Butler placed 12th with a time of 2:22.72. Placing 14th was junior Shamika Patton (2:22.94), and freshman Brittany Williams placed 18th (2:26.88).
Competing in 100-meter hurdlers placing 13th was freshman Lauren Hunt (15.58), junior Nicole Robinson placed 15th (15.67), junior Angelique Henderson placed 17th (16.78), and freshman Brianna Milbourn placed 18th with a running a time of 18.27. Running in the 400-meter hurdlers were Robinson who placed ninth with a time of 1:08.66. Hunt placed 12th (1.09.82), Milbourn placed 16th (1:15.41) and junior Henderson placed 17th (1:18.60).
Placing 4th in the 4x100-meter relay with a running a time of 48.79 was the squad of Allen-Davis, Davis, Palmer and freshman Sherreka Jackson. The last event of the day was the 4x400-meter relay. The Lady Bulldogs placed fourth with a running a time of 3:53.46. The squad included freshmen Jasmine Butler and Indya Price as well as veterans Davis and Patton.
On men's side representing in the field was junior William Bailey who placed first in the long jump, jumping the feet of 23-10. Sophomore Collin Cumberbatch placed first in the shot put, throwing a distance of 47-04.50m and also competing in the discus placing third with a throw of 124-04m. Placing 11th was junior Kyle Jackson throwing a 33-08.50m.
Competing on the track for the 100-meter dash were senior Darren Williams placing tenth with a time of 11.15, placing 13th was freshman Ridwan Cole (11.32) and junior Rodney Williamson placing 21st (11.81). Freshman Dana Smothers placed 11th in the 400-meter dash running a time of 50.72. Running the 800-meter run was fourth- place finisher Jamin Gallman running a best time of 1:53.44. Placing 10th was junior Bryon Lewis running a time of 1:56.38. Competing in the 1500-meter run was senior Walter Morton, placing 17th running a time of 4:24.74. Junior Michael Wallace placed 12th in the 3000-meter run with a time of 10:38.35.
Jumping over the 110-meter hurdlers were fourth-place finisher freshman Alonzo Williams with a running a time of 14.86 and placing 10th freshman Anthony Kiser a time of 17.46. Kiser also competed in the 400-meter huddlers and finished fifth with a time of 56.40. Williams placed tenth with a time of 1:06.98. Speeding through the 4x100 meter relay were Bailey, Cole, junior Santiato Ennis and senior Mark Small running a time of 42.75 for a fourth-place finish.
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all," said head track coach Michelle Latimer, quoting industrialist Dale Carnegie.