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Monday, March 31, 2014

Bowie State Track and Field Competes in Rain-Shortened Big Dawg Invitational

Bowie State Track and Field Competes in Rain-Shortened Big Dawg Invitational

BALTIMORE, Md. - Senior Brelyn Finley and junior Kayla Watson led Bowie State University in their respective events at the Big Dawg Track and Field Invitational hosted by UMBC on Saturday (3/29) at a rain-soaked UMBC Stadium. (Complete Results Attached)
The day was cut short, however, as the meet was called at 3:10 p.m. due to heavy rains and impending lightning in the Baltimore area.

Finley placed second overall in the women’s shot put (11.76m) and Watson also had a second place finish, crossing the finish line with a time of 26.98 in the women’s 200 meter dash. Watson also competed in the long jump, placing 7th (5.03m).

The Bowie State women's 4x100 meter relay team consisting of Rayshawn Penn, Michelle Palmer, Crishonda Coffey and Vernesse Thomas-Quickley combined for a time of 51.73 to finish in fifth place.

Coffey and Thomas-Quickley later placed 8th in the long jump (4.98m) and 400 meter hurdles (1:14.31) respectively.

Freshmen Alicia Grant and Asia Smith came away with a 7th place finishes respectively in the women’s javelin throw (21.33m) and shot put (10.61).

Shahirah Johnson rounded out the Lady Bulldogs’ top 10 finishers, placing 10th in the hammer throw (21.99m).

The men's 4x100 meter relay “A” team took to the track with Brian Tyler, Jonathan Harper, Dana Smothers and Travis Scarborough and finished in 4th place with a time of 43.93. The Bulldogs “B” team made up of Oluwadamilola Omotade, DeAndre Watson, Jarius Coates and Kadeem Bailey placed 6th in the same event, crossing the finish line at 45.64.

Scarborough was BSU’s lone top five male individual finisher, coming in 5th place in the 100 meter dash and clocking in with a time of 11.89.

Bowie State’s Christopher Allen competed in the men’s javelin throw and came in 9th overall (36.09m).

Channing Johnson came away with two top 10 finishes, placing 10th in the men’s discus throw (35.27m) as well as the javelin (35.13m).

Bowie State returns to competition on Saturday (4/5) at the Millersville (Pa.) Metrics.

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