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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bowie State Track and Field Performs Well at Big Dawg Invitational hosted by UMBC


BALTIMORE, Md. - Freshmen Carissa Smith and Kendall Reynolds pace women's track while juniors Anthony Kiser and Brian Williams lead men at UMBC Big Dawg Invitational. Smith claimed the top spot in the women's 100 Meter Hurdles with a time of 15.02 and Reynolds placed first in the Triple Jump (12.18m). Kiser was Bowie State's top male finisher, coming in first in the 400 Meter Hurdles (56.69) while Williams finished third in the Triple Jump (13.56m) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County event. 

The Lady Bulldogs had four other individual participants to finish in the top five at UMBC. Sophomore Kayla Watson placed 2nd in the Long Jump (5.56m) while junior teammate Jade George went 5.02m in the same event for a 5th place finish.

Junior Brelyn Finley threw the Shot Put 12.49m to place 4th for Bowie State and senior Brittany Williams was 5th in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:21.12.

Senior Indya Price came in 5th in the women’s 200 Meter Dash (25.36) and placed 6th in the 100 Meter Dash (12.52). Freshman Jasmine Street participated in the 100 Meter Dash, placing just behind Street with a time of 12.70.

The BSU women’s 4x100 and 4x400 Meter Relay teams placed 4th overall at the Big Dawg Invitational. Smith, George, Street and freshman Faith Sykes made up the Bowie State “B” team and crossed the finish line with a time of 50.46 in the 4x100. The 4x400 “A” team ran a time of 3:57.77 and consisted of Sykes, Price, Smith and junior Michelle Palmer.  

On the men’s side, the combination of freshman Travis Scarborough, junior Rodney Williamson and sophomores Jalame Gomez and Daniel Ballah finished with a time of 43.18 in the 4x100 Meter Relay, placing them 5th overall.

Sophomore Sonny Hicks had a 5th place finish in the 800 Meter run, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:58.26.

The next competition for the Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs track and field teams will be April 4th and 5th at the Duke University Invitational.

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