Mississippi Valley State University

July 29, 2016


MVSU Takes Second at MVSU Twilight

April 16, 2009

CORRECTION:  The 3,000 meter race listed was a 5,000 meter race.

AREA:  Track and Field (men & women)
DATE:  April 16, 2009  


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.