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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Bowie State Track and Field Have Solid Performances at Battleground Invitational

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The Bowie State University women and men's track and field team had another solid showing last weekend as they competed in the Battleground Relays hosted by the University of Mary Washington.

On the women's side, the 4x800 meter relay team consisting of Zuwena Johnson, Kayla Tucker, Jimmica Yarbrough and Kyaja Williams placed first with a time of 10:11.39. The Bowie State women’s sprint medley relay team made up of Johnson, Tucker, Jasmyne Sanchious and Jazmine Simms finished second with a time of 4:20.56. The Bulldogs also competed as a team in the 4x100 meter relay consisting of Sanchious, Simms, Kyrstal Simpson and Amel Duggins placed third with a time of 49.59.

The women's team also had some solid individual performances.  The top individual finisher for the women was Simpson who finished first in the 100 meter finals with a time of 12.56. Sanchious was right behind Simpson in the same event, crossing the finish line of 12.69.

The Bulldog women had two top five finishers in the 400 meter as Tucker and Williams placed second and third respectively with times of 59.24 and 59.64.

Bowie State’s Duggins finished second in the triple jump (10.85m) and third in the long jump (5.09m).

In the women’s shot put, De’Sha Manago led Bowie State with a third place finish (11.24m) while Jordan McDonald was fifth with a throw of 10.91m.

Alicia Grant was Bowie State’s top finisher in the javelin with a throw of 31.49m.

Bowie State men’s sprint medley relay team consisting of Jarius Brooks, Bashir Lamptey, DeAndre Watson and Robert Thomas crossed the finish line first with a time of 3:35.75.

Lamptey and Brooks were Bowie State’s top finishers in the 100 meter, placing third and fourth with times of 11.18 and 11.26 respectively.

Vidal Adams, O’shai Powers, Brooks and Lamptey made up the Bulldogs 4x100 relay team that placed second with a time 43.66. The Bulldogs 4x800 relay team (Thomas, Markese Miller, Ikpefua Olumese and Indeo Ragsdale) had a second place with a time of 8:20.08.

Individually, Adams came in first place in the long jump with a distance of 6.55m.

DeAndre Watson finished third in the men’s 400 meter with a time of 51.21 while William Edmond placed fifth in the shot put (12.91m). Frank Bailey rounded out Bowie State’s top five finishers placing fifth in the 200 meter with a time of 22.77.

The Bulldogs return to competition on Saturday (April 8th), hosting the Bowie State Classic / Alumni Invitational beginning at 10 a.m.

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