Eagles Shine in Palmetto Classic
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. - Georgia Southern track and field ran a very impressive meet, Friday in Mt. Pleasant. The Eagles took four three place finishes and many more top ten finishes in the Palmetto Classic.
(Lawrenceville, Ga.) placed first in the One Mile run, running a 5:20.14. Following Curry were (Huntersville, N.C.) in fourth place, and (Marietta, Ga.) in sixth. Sullivan ran 5:35.44 and Mayfield ran 5:38.88 for the Eagles.
(Loganville, Ga.) ran a 1:03.59 to take first place in the 400 Meter Hurdles. (Athens, Ga.) placed third (1:05.95), and (Tyrone, Ga.) placed seventh (1:10.81) in the event.
The Eagles 4x400 Meter Relay team continued their success on Friday. The team of (Covington, Ga.), (Elmont, N.Y.), and (Decatur, Ga.) ran a 3:56.10 to win the event. Joining them was another relay team for the Eagles. , Taylor Wade, (Trenton, N.J.) and (Decatur, Ga.) ran a 4:08.04 to place fourth in the event.
In the Hammer Throw, (Jamaica, N.Y.) placed third (43.67), (Columbia, Mo.) placed fifth (41.72) and (Columbia, S.C.) came in eleventh tossing a 36.97.
(Altamonte Springs, Fla.) tossed a 33.50 to take third place in the Javelin Throw. Following Robillard, (Vero Beach, Fla.) placed fourth (33.07) and (Alma, Ga.) placed 18th (19.38) in the event.
(Fairburn, Ga.) placed second in the Long Jump with a leap of 5.59. (Lithonia, Ga.) and tied for ninth in the Long Jump. Both jumped a 5.23.
The Eagles' 4x100 Relay team placed third in the event. , (Rome, Ga.), and combined to run 48.16 in the relay.
took second in the 100 Meter Hurdles. Edwards ran 15.91 to place, as the only Eagle in the event.
The Eagles were all over the 400 Meter Dash on Friday. placed fourth (57.08), took ninth (59.42), Deanna Edwards placed 16th (1:03.02), JoAnn Jaja Benson placed 20th (1:07.94) and Racquel Daly took 21st (1:09.58) for GSU.
As the only Eagle in the 100 Meter Dash, (Lawrenceville, Ga.) placed fourth, sprinting 12.28.
set a personal record in the 800 Meter, running 2:18.79 to take fifth. Also in the 800, (Stockbridge, Ga.) placed sixth, placed seventh and (Grayson, Ga.) placed eighth. The three ran 2:25.72, 2:27.16 and 2:30.92, respectively.
In the 200 Meter Dash, Kimberley Thomas placed eighth (25.50), placed tenth (25.68), Deanna Edwards (Athens, Ga.) placed 14th (26.17), Cherelle King took 15th (26.31), placed 19th (27.38) and JoAnn Jaja Benson took 22nd (28.78) for the Eagles.
The Eagles will be back in action March 17. GSU will be running in the Black & Gold Challenge in Orlando, Fla.
- Category: Track & Field
- Published on Friday, 09 March 2012 23:52