Women's Track and Field | 2/12/2017 9:27:00 PM
The Murray State track & field team participated in the Chipotle Marshall Invitational over the weekend at the Chris Cline Indoor Athletic Facility at Marshall University in Huntingdon, West Virginia.
This was MSU's second trip to Marshall and this time they competed with 18 teams from 11 conferences and nine states.
With this meeting being the final one before the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships, Racer coach Jenny Swieton
likes where her team is.
"This was a great weekend for us," she said. "We had some great performances all the way around and with the conference meet coming up on the 24th
, we've got quite a few that are competing at a high level. J.B. had a great meet in winning the hurdles and taking second in the long jump and we were one-two in the 200 which was pretty cool. Meagan is running well and was third in the 5K."
Here is a wrap up of the event for the Racers.
In the 200 meter event, Tamdra Lawrence
was a photo finish winner over teammate Norma Abdur-Rafia
with a time of 24.34. Jocelyn Payne
at 25.90 and D'Myia Thornton
won the 60 meter hurdles at 8.60.
Abdur-Rafia placed eighth in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.83.
in the 400 meter run with a time of 58.52, while Hilary McAdam
Tia West was eighth in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:18.
MSU's Meagan Smith
set a personal mark with a third-place finish in the 5000 meter run with a time of 17:43. Other Racer finishes included Rebekak Priddy (18:23) in 10th
place and Emily Flaherty
(18:45) in 13th
place. Caroline Grogan
(18:47) was 15th
and Maura Farrell
(18:47) was 19th.
In the mile run, Smith finished 17th
at 5:15 and Isa Mutai was 25th
and Yasmine Homa each made the opening height in the pole and finish tied for ninth place at 10-feet, 6-inches.
was MSU's top finisher in the weight throw with a spot in 16th
place with an effort of
in the high jump at 1.55 meters.
was second in the long jump with a leap of 5.68 meters.
was sixth in the shot put with a throw of 12.72 meters and it was an eighth place finish for Christina Meinhardt
with a throw of 12.25 meters. Destiny Carey
at 11.47 meters.
The Racers placed eighth in the distance medley. Tia Weston
, Anna Curlin
, Hilary McAdam
and Ida Mutai
produced a time of 12:44.
The Racers had two teams enter the 4x400 meter relay. The team of Thornton, Abdur-Rafia, McAdam and Anna Curlin
placed fourth with a time of 3:53. The team of Lawrence, Payne, Taylor Adock and Weston placed sixth with a time of 4:00.
MSU's team in the distance medley placed eighth with a time of 12:44. The team included Weston, Curlin,
McAdam and Isa Mutai.
Next For The Racers
Murray State competes in the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships (Feb. 24-25) in Charleston, Illinois.