GoBlueRaiders.com THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

MT completes first day at Tennessee Relays

Blue Raiders with six top five finishes

April 11, 2014 · @MTAthletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee track & field teams concluded the first day of the Tennessee Relays with six top five finishes.

The Blue Raiders did not clinch a title on day one of the relays, but were led by the efforts of Emmanuel Tugumuisirize. Tugumusirize finished second in the men's 400-meter with a season-best time of 45.91 seconds, while Andre Hamilton placed seventh (48.62). Demitrius Shelton added a 17th-place finish in the 400 (49.22) and was the top Middle Tennessee runner in the 200-meter with a personal-best time of 21.42 seconds (2.2).

Steven Palmer added a fifth place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.93 seconds. Vincent Okot led the men's team in the field events with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump. Okot jumped 15.22-meters (3.3) for career-best distance.

For the women's squad, India Hammond leaped to a personal-best distance of 12.83-meters (2.2) for a second place finish in the triple jump, while Pershawna Williams added a seventh-place finish with career-best 12.23-meters (2.0). Williams also cleared a personal-best 1.75-meters for fourth place in the high jump.

Middle Tennessee concludes competition tomorrow at the Tennessee Relays.

Women's 100-meter hurdles:
6. India Hammond- 14.12 (1.7)
12. Christal Wilson - 14.23 (1.7)

Women's 100-meter dash:
14. ShenieceDaphness - 11.93 (3.8)

Men's 110-meter hurdles:
14. Junior Cadet - 15.16 (1.7)

Women's 400-meter:
7. Shaina Johnson - 55.96
25. Chelsea Caldwell - 58.48
33. Bless Dupeh - 59.37

Men's 400-meter:
2. Emmanuel Tugumisirize - 45.91
7. Andre Hamilton - 48.62
17. Demitrius Shelton - 49.22

Men's 400-meter hurdles:
5. Steven Palmer - 54.93

Women's Triple Jump:
2. India Hammond - 12.83m (2.2)
7. Pershawna Williams - 12.23m (2.0)

Men's Triple Jump:
5. Vincent Okot - 15.22m (3.3)

Women's 200-meter dash:
21. Sheniece Daphness - 24.65 (NWI)
33. Shaina Johnson - 25.28 (3.4)
39. Bless Dupeh - 25.78 (3.1)

Women's High Jump:
4. Pershawna Williams - 1.75m
12. Barbara Vilson - 1.65m

Men's 200-meter dash:
4. Demitrius Shelton - 21.42 (2.2)

Women's 800-meter:
8. Tressanique Hampton - 2:12.11
20. Rachel Islam - 2:16.51
36. Kelsey Jackson - 2:20.99

Men's 800-meter:
15. Hillary Rono - 1:55.45

Women's 1,500-meter:
30. Lucy Kapkiai - 4:54.80

Men's 1,500-meter:
33. Silas Taiget - 4:09.00

Women's 5,000-meter:
8. Rhema Cheruiyot - 17:35.22
31. Julia Kitevski - 19:01.17

Friend of the Blue Raiders? Like us on Facebook and become part of the True Blue army today.