Billings Wins 100m Hurdles as Track & Field Captures 11 Top-Five Finishes
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. –Senior Jasmine Billings won the 100m Hurdles and the Georgia Southern Track & Field team captured 10 additional top-five finishes at the Palmetto Classic at West Park in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., today. Eagles Dana Edwards, Kimberly Thomas and Aarian Tipton each saw their names in the top-five standings in two different individual events while the Eagle 4X400m Relay team took second with Deanna Edwards, Tipton, Ashleigh Rasheed and Tiffany White.
“We had some solid performances today, and as we knew, there are some areas that need some work,” said Head Track & Field Coach Marlo Mincey. “As we continue to get more competition, and the weather cooperates, we will see a lot more results, more personal bests as the season progresses. We had some personal bests and it was always good to be in the top five of several events. Those kind of confidence boosters are always okay with us.”
Dana Edwards placed second in the 400m Hurdles and third in the 100m Hurdles, posting the best time of the season in the 400m Hurdles at 65.45. Aarian Tipton posted her personal best in the 200m Dash with the top time for the Eagles in the outdoor season and a top-five time so far this year in indoor or outdoor at 25.16. She finished third in the 200m and was fourth in the 100m at 12.61. Thomas recorded her personal best in the 200m Dash at 25.32 for a fifth place and was second in the 400m Dash with a season-best time of 57.45.
Setting a personal best in the Shot Put (12.66m/41’6.5”), Alexis Jacobs took fifth place today and improved upon her previous best by 17 inches. In the 3000m Run, her first race in this event outdoors, senior Sara Curry finished third among all competitors. While Tipton and Thomas finished in the top five of the 200m Dash, Vaughn, Billings and King added to the Eagles’ numbers in the event with five overall posting times in the top 20.
Mallory Fannin, in her debut in the Hammer, threw for 43.41m (142’5”), good for sixth at the event. Jacobs was seventh at 42.91m (140’9”), one inch shy of her best this year. Iesha Nichols and Taylor Johnson were seventh and eighth, respectively, in the High Jump. Brianna Charles and Camryn Coleman rounded out the top-10 performances at ninth and 10th in the Long Jump.
The Eagles will spend this week preparing for the Georgia Southern Invitational Friday, March 15th at the Track & Field Complex at Erk Russell Athletic Park. Field Events begin at 9 a.m. with the first running event at 11:30 a.m.
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- Category: Track & Field
- Published on Sunday, 31 December 1899 19:00