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Monday, April 22, 2019

Galloway, Onuoha Lead Howard Women’s Track & Field at the Morgan Legacy Presented by StrengthCoach!

Bison grab fourth overall

BALTIMORE (April 20, 2019) – Howard University women’s track & field grabbed fourth overall at the 2019 Morgan Legacy, hosted by Morgan State, after compiling 88 points in the two-day event. The 18-team competition took place at Hughes Stadium.

Senior Lauryn Galloway (East Brunswick, N.J.) and junior Uchechi Onuoha (Yardly, Pa.) led the way, winning their respective events.

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Galloway scored 10 points for HU after placing first overall in the women’s javelin. The New Jersey native threw over 119 feet (36.52m).

After winning her heat in the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a 14.10 mark, Onuoha put on an encore performance by winning gold with a season-best time (13.79). The Pennsylvania product also competed in the 400-meter hurdles where he took fifth overall (1:02.20).

The 4x400 relay squad consisting of juniors Sydney Benson (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.) and Oluchi Ike (Upper Marlboro, Md.) and sophomores Jessika Gbai (Philadelphia) and Ozioma Scott (Georgetown, Guyana) finished runner-up, clocking in at 3:46.14.

Individually, Gbai took second overall in the women’s 100-meter dash with a season-best (11.83).

Fellow classmate Ameenah Saalih (Willingboro, N.J.) also participated in the race where she placed fourth after running a season-best (12.01). For her efforts, she qualified for the 2019 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Outdoor Championships in Princeton, N.J.

Other notable running performances include Scott placing fourth in the women’s 400-meter dash with a season-best (54.38) and newcomer Melanie White (Orlando, Fla.) taking fifth overall in the 1500-meter (4:49.36).

In the field, second-year thrower Kaylah Clark (Miami) had her best day as a Bison. The Miami native set season-best in the women’s hammer throw (48.04m; 157’7”), shot put (12.42m; 40’9”) and discus (41.62m; 136’6”).

Senior Mi-ah Watkins (Bronx, N.Y.) also competed in the hammer throw where she tossed a season-best (44.97m; 147’6”).

Another noteworthy effort in the field was sophomore jumper Rachel Edler (Stone Mountain, Ga.) leaping over a season-best 38 feet in the women’s triple jump.

To view results from the 2019 Morgan Legacy, please click here.
On April 25-27, Director of Track and Field David Oliver and the Bison travel to the City of Brotherly Love for the prestigious Penn Relays, hosted by the University of Penn.

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