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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bowie State Track and Field Have Good Showing at Winston-Salem State Open

Bowie State Track and Field Have Good Showing at Winston-Salem State Open

Winston-Salem, NC – The Bowie State University women and men’s indoor track and field team put on some strong showings at the Winston-Salem State Open at the JDL Fast Track on Sunday, January 19th.  COMPLETE RESULTS ATTACHED

In the women’s division, senior Brelyn Finley (Clinton, Md.), junior Kendall Reynolds (Lompoc, Calif.) and freshman Asia Smith (Richmond, Va.) had top five finishes. Finley placed first overall in the shot put with a throw of 13.64m; qualifying her for the nationals.  Reynolds finished first in the long jump (5.68m) while Smith was fifth in the shot put (11.53m).

Junior Ayanna Tweedy (Richmond, Va.) finished eighth in the shot put (10.89m) and junior teammate Crishonda Coffey (Richmond, Va.) rounded the Lady Bulldogs top ten finishers with a 10th place finish in the long jump (4.91m).

Junior Sonny Hicks (Temple Hills, Md.) and senior Channing Johnson (Upper Marlboro, Md.) led the BSU men with first place finishes in the Winston-Salem State Open. Hicks won the 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.49 and Johnson topped the men’s shot put with a heave of 14.75m.

Sophomore Daniel Ballah (Bowie, Md.) finished fifth in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:01.79. Junior Ronald Exum (Landover, Md.) was sixth in the 800, crossing the finish line with a time of 2:03.13.

Sophomore Travis Scarborough (Temple Hills, Md.) placed ninth overall in the 200 meter dash, clocking in at 22.99.

The trio of senior Bryan Williams, junior Jonathan Harper and junior Christopher Thomas finished third, fourth and fifth in the long jump, going 6.76m, 6.65m and 6.33m respectively.

The quartet of Hicks, Ballah, Exum and freshman Vernon Swanson placed 8th in the 4x400m relay in 3:36.00.

The Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs track and field teams return to competition on Friday (1/31) and Saturday (2/1) at the Penn State University National.

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