CORRECTION: The 3,000 meter race listed was a 5,000 meter race.
AREA: Track and Field (men & women)
DATE: April 16, 2009
MVSU TRACK AND FIELD TAKE SECOND AT MVSU TWILIGHT
The Mississippi Valley State University track and field teams took second place during the 2009 MVSU Twilight held at Rice-Totten Stadium Thursday afternoon.
In women’s action, MVSU’s Sierra Randle (12.27 sec) and Shayla Burks (12.36 sec) took third and fourth in the 100-meter dash. Two-sport athlete Shonese Evans (25.42 sec) captured second in the 200-meter dash followed by teammates Randle (25.65), Burks (26.34) and Alicia Bell (26.38). Evans also captured fourth place in the 400-meter dash (58.26).
In the 1,500 meter run, Kierra Bolton finished third with a time of 5:29.18 while Randle captured the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 4.25 inches. The Devilettes took second in both relays: the team of Burks, Randle, Denise Williams and Bell ran a 47.19 in the 4 x 100 relay while Evans, Candace Lee, Burks and LeAndria Williams finished the 4 x 400 meter relay with a time of 4:00.96.
In men’s action, MVSU’s Hakim McClellan won the event with a time of 10.37 while Derrick Hull was fifth with a mark of 10.79. Quinton Weeks (21.87) and LaDavey Merriweather (22.45) were second and fifth respectively in the 200-meter dash. Jose Lopez won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:02.98 while Caleb Davis finished sixth with a time of 4:13.90.
Hezron Chepkwony won the men’s 5,000 with a time of 15:39.40 while Roberto Hernandez was second finishing in 15:51.11. Dennis Miller was tied for first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.08. In the men’s 4 x 100 relay, the team of Hull, Weeks, Merriweather and McClellan won the event with a time of 41.99 while McClellan took second in the long jump with a mark of 21 feet, 5 inches.
In the women’s team compeititon, Grambling State took first with 94 points; MVSU was second with 29 points. Alcorn State finished third with 22 points while Alabama A&M was fourth with 11 points.
In men’s team action, Grambling State won the meet with 57 points; Mississippi Valley State was second with 42 points. Alcorn State (36 points) and Alabama A&M (18 points) rounded out the meet.