April 13, 2014, FAIRFAX, Va. (ISN) – The Lady Bears’ outdoor track and field team had a successful outing on Saturday afternoon at the Mason Spring Invitational hosted by George Mason University.
Morgan State finished the evening at George Mason Stadium with five top-10 finishes and six ECAC qualifiers. Ekundayo Sogbesan ran an ECAC qualifying time of 54.80 to finish third in the 400 meter dash.
Jenea McCammon placed fourth in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 1:00.02, while Nichole Candelaria came in seventh in a time of 1:00.53. Both athletes ran ECAC qualifying times.
Teyanna Green finished in ninth-place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.68 and just missed out in advancing to the finals of the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.95 to place 10th in the preliminaries. Both of Green’s times qualified for the ECAC championship.
The Lady Bears will return to the track next week (Friday-Saturday, April 18-19) as they host the 11th annual Legacy Meet held at Hughes Stadium on the campus of Morgan State. This year’s meet will honor the classes of 1971-75.
The meet gets underway on Friday at noon with the heptathlon along with the men’s and women’s javelin and hammer throw. The running events get started around 3 p.m. with the women’s and men’s steeplechase.
On Friday, The Morgan State women’s track and field team made the short trip to crosstown rival Coppin State on Friday afternoon for the Don Webster Invitational. The Lady Bears would leave the meet with 13 top-10 finishes, including six top five places.
Morgan State took the top two spots in the 100 meter dash, as Shenel Crooke captured gold in a time of 12.12, while Jenea McCammon came in second with a time of 12.30. Sianna Wynter placed seventh in a time of 12.83.
Tere Cooley also took home gold, as she ran a time of 2:14.51 to win the 800 meter run. Ishakeema Swain placed third in a time of 2:17.72.
Nynneya Columbus ran a time of 4:53.66 in the 1500 meter run to place fourth. McCammon placed sixth in the 200 meter dash with a mark of 25.45 and Charisma Green finished 10th with a time of 25.89.
Wynter finished sixth in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 59.06 and Imani Daye ran a time of 59.59 to place seventh.
In the field events, Ajada Thomas (11.10m) and Jermika Miller (10.91m) placed third and fourth respectively, in the triple jump.
Ke’Von Lumb took 10th in the long jump with a jump of 5.34m, while Aharon Abdus-Salaam had a toss of 8.74m in the shot put to place 10th.
The Lady Bears return to action on Saturday, April 12 when they travel to Fairfax, Va. to compete in the Mason Spring Invitational, hosted by George Mason University.
On the men’s side at the George Mason Invitational, The Morgan State men’s track and field team sent a small contingent to compete in the George Mason Invitational on Saturday.
Emmanuel Stewart led the Bears by capturing the discus throw. The senior tossed a 56.65 to beat out Navy’s Zachary Duncavage (58.74).
Jefferson Butler and Isaqh Rana competed in the shot put where they placed fourth (16.22) and 13th (15.26) place, respectively.
Onyx Johnson ran a time of 1:51.56 in the 800 meter run to place 19th.
Coppin Track has good showing at Don Webster Invitational
BALTIMORE, Md. – The Don Webster Invitational was graced with warm weather, a hint of sunshine, outstanding efforts by the Coppin State men’s and women’s track teams and reigning IAAF world champion/Olympic gold medalist Francena McCorory, who cruised to a convincing victory in the 400 meters.
With seasonal and personal records, the Coppin State men’s and women’s track teams put on a respectable performance in front of an energetic home crowd. It was an all-around admirable day for the Eagles.
The Coppin men were led by the performance of sophomore sprinter, Haysean Cowie-Clarke with a stunning victory at 100 meters, in a time of 10.61 seconds. To add to Coppin’s standout day, was junior Jeremy Dorsey, sophomore Donell Taylor and Junior Kester Chase.
Dorsey finished second in the 110 meter high hurdles in a time of 14.54 seconds. Taylor recorded a second place finish in the 400-meters with a personal best of 47.34 seconds and Chase finished a strong fourth with a respectable 47.69 seconds. The quartet of Cowie-Clarke, Rosen Daniel, Chase and Dorsey finished second to UMES in the 4×100 meter relay (40.78).
The women also had wonderful performances throughout the day led by sophomore Tanaya Yarde and her first place finish in the 400 meter hurdles (1:02.05). Also, adding to the team’s success was senior Jennifer Mitchell and sophomore Deandra Daniel.
Mitchell won the triple jump (11.90 meters) and finished second in the long jump with a personal best of 5.84 meters, a solid performance just in time for the next month’s MEAC Championship meet at North Carolina A&T. Daniel continued her dominance as she bounded to victory in the high jump (1.76 meters)
The women also had more student-athletes meet MEAC qualifying standards. In addition to Yarde (400-meter hurdles), Mitchell (long and triple jumps) and Daniel (high jump), Danielle Baker (high jump) and Shena Brownell (400-meter dash) also earned MEAC qualifying marks.
The Coppin State women will return to action Tuesday afternoon when it competes at Delaware State. Both teams will compete in the Morgan State Legacy Meet next Friday and Saturday.