School record highlights Saturday for Track and Field
Men's 4 x 1,500 Meter team shatters previous markApril 13, 2013 · @MTAthletics
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee broke one school record on the final day of the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., and grabbed 16 personal bests at the Boston Moon Classic in Nashville.
The men's 4 x 1,500 team of Daniel Ketter, Eliud Rutto, Alden Dixon and Silas Taiget ran a time of 16:11.65, over 12 seconds faster than the previous record of 16:23.42, set in 2009.
In the men's 4 x 800, Middle Tennessee finished second in 7:30.62. That squad consisted of Ketter, Rutto, Asa Bowman and Lyle Haywood.
For the women, Julia Kitevski, Lucy Kapkiai, Stephanie Smith and Autumn Gipson ran the 4 x 1,500 meter relay in 19:54.79 for fourth place.
At the Boston Moon Invitational, Cordairo Golden jumped 51 feet, eight and half inches (15.75m) to win the men's triple jump, just missing his personal best mark of 15.77 meters.
India Hammond had two runner-up performances on the day, as she ran a 14.59 time in the 100 meter hurdles, and jumped 12.00 meters in the triple jump.
Pershawna Williams was fourth (11.68 meters) in the triple jump, and took second in the high jump with 1.60 meters. She was seventh (5.22 meters) in the long jump.
In the men's 400 meter hurdles, Bryson Lillard was second in 54.86.
MT is in Nashville next weekend for the Vanderbilt Invitational, April 19-20.
Sea Relay Relay Results (MT Only)
Men's 400 Meter Showcase
8. Emmanuel Tugumisirize (50.26)
Women's 4 x 100 Meter Showcase
8. Middle Tennessee (47.42)
Abrams, Daphness, Wilson, Dudley
Women's 4 x 800 Meter Relay
-- Middle Tennessee (DNF)
Jackson, Gipson, Islam, Hampton
Men's 4 x 800 Meter Relay
2. Middle Tennessee (7:30.62)
Ketter, Rutto, Bowman, Haywood
Women's 4 x 1,500 Meter Relay
4. Middle Tennessee (19:54.79)
Kitevski, Kapkiai, Smith, Gipson
Men's 4 x 1,500 Meter Relay
5. Middle Tennessee (16:11.65) - School Record
Ketter, Rutto, Dixon, Taiget
Women's Long Jump
T-18. France Makabu (5.11m / 16-9.25)
Women's 4 x 400 Meter Relay
12. Middle Tennessee (3:50.70)
Jackson, Abrams, Hamilton, Wilson
Men's 4 x 400 Meter Relay
1. Middle Tennessee (3:07.32)
Tugumisirize, Hamilton, Rutto, Akwu
13. Middle Tennessee "B" (3:16.90)
Palmer, Ellison, Akena, Shelton
Boston Moon Invitational Results (MT Only)
Women's 200 Meter Dash
17. Adreonna Williams (26.91)
Women's 400 Meter Dash
13. Adreonna Williams (1:02.34)
18. Jasmine Nesbitt (1:07.44)
Women's 100 Meter Hurdles
2. India Hammond (14.59)
Women's High Jump
2. Pershawna Williams (1.60m)
Women's Long Jump
5. India Hammond (5.44m)
7. Pershawna Williams (5.22m)
Women's Triple Jump
2. India Hammond (12.00m)
4. Pershawna Williams (11.68m)
Men's 100 Meter Dash
9. Daniel Mitchell (11.38)
Men's 800 Meter Dash
7. DeMarco Scales (2:01.62)
Men's 400 Meter Hurdles
2. Bryson Lillard (54.86)
5. Junior Cadet (55.32)
Men's Long Jump
4. Cordairo Golden (7.16m)
5. Kameron Rory (7.10m)
6. Nigel Jones (7.02m)
Men's Triple Jump
1. Cordairo Golden (15.75m)
7. Kameron Rory (13.54m)
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