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Several top 10 finishes highlight Day 2 of Black and Gold meet

Dudley wins women's high jump

March 23, 2013 · @MTAthletics

NASHVILLE - Middle Tennessee nabbed one individual title and several top 10 finishes on Day 2 of the Black and Gold meet, hosted by Vanderbilt this weekend.

Ann Dudley continued her string of impressive high jump performances, as she hit a mark of 1.80 meters (5-10.75 feet) to claim the title. Pershawna Williams (5-7.00 feet) took third in the event.

India Hammond was second in the women's long jump, leaping 5.81 meters, while Kameron Rory (7.34 meters) tied for second on the men's side.

In the 100-meter dash, Kendall Bacchus (10.98) and Demetrius Shelton (11.02) were eighth and ninth for the men, and Jasmine Abrams (12.34) tied for ninth in the women's race.

Abrams had another big performance in the 200-meter dash, as she cruised through the finish line in 24.80 to grab fifth place. The men's race featured three Blue Raiders in the top ten, as Shelton (21.80), Emmanuel Tugumisirize (22.01) and Daniel Mitchell (22.08) were fifth, eighth and ninth, respectively.

Christal Wilson (14.32) improved her 100-meter hurdles' time from last week by .14 to finish sixth this week, while Hammond grabbed a second top 10 performance for the day, finishing at No. 9 in 14.80 seconds.

Distance races didn't feature as top 10 Blue Raider finishes, but newcomers Shadrack Matelong and Eliud Rutto impressed in the their individual races.

Matelong finished the men's 2,000 meter steeplechase in 6:02.15 to grab sixth, and Rutto finished the men's 800 meter race in 1:52.99.

Middle Tennessee had two teams entered in the men's 4x400 meter relay. The "A" squad, comprised of Tugumisirize, Asa Bowman, Rutto and Steven Palmer, finished third in 3:12.90 and the "B" team, featuring Shelton, James Messick, Rycine Ellison and Andre Hamilton grabbed sixth with a time of 3:16.37.

The Blue Raiders continue their outdoor season next weekend at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Atlanta, Ga. The event, hosted by Georgia Tech, will be held on Saturday, March 30.

Complete Results (MT Only)

Women's Long Jump
2. India Hammond (5.81m / 19-00.75)
8. Pershawna Williams (5.25m / 17-6.75)
12. France Makabu (5.03m / 16-6.00)
-- Amber Dandy (FOUL)

Men's Long Jump
T-2. Kameron Rory (7.34m / 24-1.00)
10. Nigel Jones (6.75m / 22-1.75)

Women's High Jump
1. Ann Dudley (1.80m / 5-10.75)
3. Pershawna Williams (1.70m / 5-7.00)

Men's 100 Meters
8. Kendall Bacchus (10.98)
9. Demetrius Shelton (11.02)
T-15. Daniel Mitchell (11.31)
T-15. James Messick (11.31)

Women's 100 Meters
T-9. Jasmine Abrams (12.34)

Women's 100 Meter Hurdles
6. Christal Wilson (14.32)
9. India Hammond (14.80)

Men's 200 Meters
5. Demetrius Shelton (21.80)
8. Emmanuel Tugumisirize (22.01)
9. Daniel Mitchell (22.08)
12. Rycine Ellison (22.37)

Women's 200 Meters
5. Jasmine Abrams (24.80)
21. Sheniece Daphness (25.82)
22. Ginasia Hamilton (25.84)

Men's 400 Meters
8. Steven Palmer (48.89)
10. Asa Bowman (49.04)
13. Geoffrey Akena (49.43)

Women's 400 Meters
16. Sheniece Daphness (1:01.20)
18. Adreonna Williams (1:01.63)
23. Jasmine Nesbitt (1:05.78)
-- Ginasia Hamilton (FS)

Men's 800 Meters
6. Eliud Rutto (1:52.99)
19. Alden Dixon (1:57.80)
25. DeMarco Scales (1:58.80)
32. Jamarious Jones (2:00.55)
34. Lyle Haywood (2:03.18)

Women's 800 Meters
12. Amber Jackson (2:13.68)
18. Tressanique Hampton (2:14.36)
31. Autumn Gipson (2:19.71)
35. Julia Kitevski (2:21.38)

Women's 1,500 Meters
11. Autumn Gipson (4:40.90)
15. Lucy Kapkiai (4:44.43)
-- Stephanie Smith (DNF)

Women's 2,000 Meter Steeplechase
13. Rachel Islam (7:23.83)

Men's 2,000 Meter Steeplechase
6. Shadrack Matelong (6:02.15)
11. Robinson Simatei (6:08.27)

Men's 3,000 Meters
21. Keith Davis (8:50.69)

Men's 4x400 Meter Relay
3. Middle Tennessee "A" (3:12.90)
Tugumisirize, Bowman, Rutto, Palmer
6. Middle Tennessee "B" (3:16.37)
Shelton, Messick, Ellison, Hamilton

Women's 4x400 Meter Relay
11. Middle Tennessee "B" (3:59.17)
Abrams, Hamilton, Hammond, Hampton

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