Galesburg, IL – The men’s and women’s track and field teams had a solid day of competition despite frigid temperatures.  The men’s team placed 2nd and the women’s team placed 3rd at the 10 team invite.  Lincoln College was the lone Junior College team represented at the meet.

Placing 2nd  for the women’s team was the 4×100 of Aunyx Ashby, Apeasha Ashby, Shatavia Lowery, and Ebony Smith. Mallory Tharp was 2nd in the 800 and the 1,500. Raytoria Richardson was 2nd in the 400 with Jamieria Stennis 4th in the same event. Shativia Lowery was 6th in the triple jump. Ebony Smith was 1st in the 100 while Shaytavia Lowery was 8th.  Amber Pierce was 4th in the high jump. Mykia Jarrett was 3rd in the 100 hurdles. Ebony Smith was 3rd in the 200 with Apeasha Ashby coming in 7th.  Ebony Smith and Shaytavia Lowery went 1 and 2 in the long jump.

On the men’s side Austin Webster was 1st in the 1,500. The 4×400 of Earl Armstrong, Bryant Lewis, John Lawrence, and Alex Centi was 1st. Dontae Adams and Austin Picton went 1 and 2 in the 100. Daniel Welling was 7th and Deonta Johnson was 8th in the javelin. The 4×100 of Austin Picton, Roman Hampton, Earl Armstrong, and Dontae Adams was 2nd. Deonta Johnson was 6th in the 110 hurdles. Kyle Kling won the discus. Roman Hampton was 3rd in the long jump. Dontae Adams was 6th in the 200. Bryant Lewis was 3rd in the 400 hurdles. Jared Kern and Kyle Kling went 1 and 2 in the shot with Torrey Johnson placing 5th. John Davis and Spencer Mellow were 4th and 7th in the 5,000. David Williams and Brayden Batterton were 4th and 7th in the 800, Kyle Kling was 5th in the hammer. Earl Armstrong and John Lawrence were 2nd and 6th in the 400. Daniel Welling and Stephon Manns went 1 and 2 in the high jump.

Coach Herron said, “I thought we had a pretty good day today. We came out from the start and kept placing well. We had some more events qualify for the National Meet and a couple other events very close. Now we have to keep working hard. We have the Lee Calhoun Meet this week and we need to take advantage of some warmer weather and solid competition.”

The team will be in action again April 16th at the 27th Annual Lee Calhoun Invite hosted by WIU. The meet will start at 9:00 am.