Racers Perform At High Level At Marshall Meet

MSU Track & Field

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.
 
Sprints
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 placed 12th at 25.90 and D'Myia Thornton was 16th at 26.12.
 
Jabreuna Brimlett won the 60 meter hurdles at 8.60.
 
Abdur-Rafia placed eighth in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.83.
 
Middle Distance
Jocelyn Payne placed 10th in the 400 meter run with a time of 58.52, while Hilary McAdam placed 14th at 59.12.
 
Tia West was eighth in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:18.
 
Distance
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 at 5:25.
 
Field Events
Chleo LeGrand and Yasmine Homa each made the opening height in the pole and finish tied for ninth place at 10-feet, 6-inches.
 
Jewel Wagner was MSU's top finisher in the weight throw with a spot in 16th place with an effort of
40-feet, 11.75-inches.
 
Aubrey Main placed 12th in the high jump at 1.55 meters.
 
Jabreuna Brimlett was second in the long jump with a leap of 5.68 meters.
 
Jewel Wagner 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 was 14th at 11.47 meters.
 
Relays
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.
 
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