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Saturday, September 22, 2012

BOWIE STATE PLACES 7th AND 8th AT TOWSON INVITATIONAL


PALMER LEADS LADY BULLDOGS AT TOWSON CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL


TOWSON, Md. - The Lady Bulldogs cross country team competed in their second meet of the 2012 season traveling to the Towson (Md.) Invitational.  The 5K event was held at Oregon Ridge Park and Bowie State placed 8th overall with a score of 226 total points. Host Towson University cruised to a first place finish with a score of 32 points followed by Mount St. Mary's in second with 43 points while UMBC was third with 47 points in the eight-team field.
Senior Michelle Palmer led the Lady Bulldogs with a time of 27:06.36 (45th) and freshman Faith Sykes was right behind with a time of 27:22.24 (46th).  Sophomore Nikole Baker and senior Indya Price finished 54th and 55th respectively with times of 28:33.81 and 28:37.82 and sophomore Rayshawn Penn was Bowie State’s final scorer, crossing the finish line with a time of 30:19.75 (59th). Freshman Carissa Smith also competed but did not factor in the scoring, finishing the course with a time of 32:23.77.
The Lady Bulldogs will next head to the HBCU Challenge in Cary, N.C. next Saturday (9/29).

CHICK AND SMOTHERS HELP BULLDOGS TO 7TH PLACE FINISH AT TOWSON INVITATIONAL

TOWSON, Md. - The Lady Bulldogs cross country team competed in their second meet of the 2012 season traveling to the Towson (Md.) Invitational.  The event was held at Oregon Ridge Park and Bowie State placed 7th overall with a score of 172 total points. Navy claimed finished first overall (28 points), followed by Mount St. Mary’s in second (50 points) and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (68 points) finished third. Delaware State placed fourth (150 points) and Morgan State rounded out the top five (157 points).
Sophomore Ndjami Chick was the first Bulldog to cross the finish line, placing 27th with a time of 30:12.73. Senior Dana Smothers finished 36th overall (32:06.57) and sophomore J.D. Tharpe, III finished the 5-mile course in 42nd place (33:41.35). Bowie State sophomore Sonny Hicks placed 44th (34:03.83) and freshman Jalame Gomez finished the course in 54th place (37:43.36).
The Bulldogs will next event will be the HBCU Challenge in Cary, N.C. next Saturday (9/29).

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