Robertson wins hurdles in Atlanta

Second consecutive win for the senior

March 26, 2011 · Athletic Communications

ATLANTA, Ga. - Cherice Robertson won the 100 meter hurdles for the second consecutive week to lead the Middle Tennessee track and field teams in a rainy day of competition at the 2011 Yellow Jacket Classic in Atlanta.

Robertson's time of 13.95 in the event was enough to give the senior her second victory in the event in as many weeks. Teammate Ann Dudley took fifth in 14.51.

"I was proud of Cherice getting the win," head coach Dean Hayes said. "It was nasty weather and we were not able to get all the events, but those that did run performed well."

Kiara Henry finished as the top collegiate in the long jump, leaping 19-8 (5.99m) in the win. Kortney Thurman came in fifth with a mark of 19-1.25 (5.82m). Henry also placed second in the 100-meter dash in 11.95.

Triple jumper France Makabu had a good day, taking a second place finish. A native of Paris, Makabu's mark of 40-2.25 (12.52m) was two inches shy of victory.

Amber Jackson set a personal best in the 800 meter. Her time of 2:12.80 placed her third overall.

On the men's side, Steven Palmer was runner-up in the 400-meter dash and seventh in the 200 meters with respective times of 48.59 and 22.06. Kendall Bacchus ran fourth in the 200 in 21.78.

Ken Gilstrap was the second collegiate finisher in the 100-meters dash in a time of 10.66.

In field events, Josh Butler took second in the triple jump with a mark of 48-0.5 (14.64m). Solomon Atosona came in fourth in the event, leaping 46-1.5 (14.06m).

The teams return to action next weekend as they will travel to Auburn, Ala., to compete at the 2011 Tiger Track Classic. Results and post-meet coverage will be available on GoBlueRaiders.com.

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