Racers Place Fourth At OVC Indoor Championship

Hunter Julius -Murray State Athletics

Women's Track and Field | 2/24/2018 10:08:00 PM

Closing out the indoor track season, the Murray State track and field team finished fourth at the OVC Indoor Championship at Eastern Illinois in Charleston, Ill.

"We did a great job at the OVC Championship, we competed well and it showed in how we performed.  It means a lot to me and the team to finish in the top-five, they put it on the line and did this for each other," said head coach Adam Kiesler  after the two day meet.
Shot Put
Two Racers finished in the top-10 in the shot put, with Jewel Wagner and Destiny Carey placing seventh and eighth with marks of 13.15m and 12.83m. Wagner's mark of 13.15m was a PR.

Triple Jump
Jabreuna Brimlett placed second in the triple jump in her first triple jump event of the year with a mark of 12.02m (39' 5.25'').

60-Meter Hurdles (Finals)
Brimlett posted a time of 8.43, good for second-place. Antoinetta Avant placed eight with a time of 9.72.

400-Meter Race (Finals)
Norma Abdur-Rafia came in fourth place in the 400-meter race with a time of 57.47

60-Meter Dash (Final)
Tamdra Lawrence placed second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.45, .03 seconds off her season best.

200-Meter Dash
Both Lawrence and Abdur-Rafia placed in the top-five in the 200-meter race. Lawrence finished second with a time of 24.29 and Abdur-Rafia finished fifth with a time of 25.09.

3000-Meter Race
Megan Smith posted the fastest time for Murray State with a time of 10:25.16

4X400-Meter Relay
The relay team of Thornton, Lawrence, McAdam, Abdur-Rafia finished fourth with a time of 3:54.85

Murray State begins their outdoor season at home, as they host the Margaret Simmons Invitational on Friday, March 16.
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