The men’s and women’s track and field teams were back in action over the weekend. The competed at the 15 team Titan Open hosted by IWU. The men’s team placed 3rd and the women’s team placed 4th.
Placing for the women’s squad was Stacia Lee in the 60. She was 2nd. Apeasha Ashby and Amber Pierce were 4th and 5th in the 400. Sala Hanne was 6th in the 3,000. Qutaya Burse was 4th in the 60 hurdles and 3rd in the long jump. ShaTavia Lowery was 6th in the long jump and also 6th in the triple jump. The 4×400 of Apeasha Ashby, Amber Pierce, Stacia Lee and Qutaya Burse was 2nd. Bralon Mack was 7th in the shot.
On the men’s side Dontae won the 60. Kane Jackson was 8th in the 60. In the 200 Earl Armstrong, Dwight Johnson and Roman Hampton went 3rd, 4th and 5th. Earl Armstong won the 400. Tylin Hall was 2nd in the 60 hurdles and also 5th in the long jump. The 4×400 of Earl Armstrong, Desmond Berdell, Dwight Johnson and Roman Hampton was 2nd. The men’s distance medley of Braydon Batterton, Zach Podunajec, Ed Lopez and Spencer Mellow was 2nd. Kendrick Griffin was 2nd in the high jump.
Coach Herron said,” I was please at how we are continuing to improve as a whole. Times and distances are getting better. I am also seeing a lot of maturity early on in this season. The hard work that we have been doing is starting to pay dividends. “
The Lynx will be in action again this weekend at the Jim Green Invite hosted by Illinois College.