Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hampton U. Holloway Breaks School Record at Captain's Invite

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia  –  Hampton University senior Trey Holloway broke his own school record in the men's 60-meter hurdles during the CNU Captain's Invitational, held Friday and Saturday at the Freeman Center.

Holloway had come close to breaking the mark on numerous occasions already so far this season, but his 7.70 in the finals of the event – which was the best time – set the new best.

His previous best was 7.72, set last season.

Holloway now holds the second-fastest time in the nation in that event.

Holloway's title in the 60-meter hurdles was one of three for the Pirates over the weekend; junior Rayon Black took gold in the 800-meter run after turning in a 1:56.68.

Redshirt junior Christian Faber-Kinney won the heptathlon with 4,561 points. Faber-Kinney did not win any of the seven events, but he finished no worse than fourth in any of them (including a second-place effort in the shot put).

Freshman Jerrick Powell was third with 4,442 points. He won three events in the heptathlon: the 60-meter dash, 1,000-meter run, and long jump.

The Lady Pirates won seven events over the weekend, including gold medals in both the 4x200-meter relay (1:41.30) and distance medley (12:26.17). Freshman Erin Morrison was on both squads; she anchored the 4x200 team along with senior Kristian Young, freshman Tiara Robinson, and freshman Saenea Williams.

Morrison was on the distance medley team with junior Kaylor Murray, freshman Jayla Fleming, and sophomore Pollyanne Velasco.

Morrison also won the 400-meter dash with a season-best 57.81, and Murray ran a 5:22.30 to win the mile run.

Robinson ran a 25.37 to win the 200-meter dash.

Senior Ce'aira Brown competed in the 3,000-meter run, taking gold after running a season-best 10:20.57. Her time was just four seconds why of Krystle Medlin's school record.

Freshman Kaitlin Scott won the pentathlon with 3,274 points. She won the 60-meter hurdles, high jump, and shot put in the competition. Sophomore Kayla Key, who was second with 3,166 points, won the other two events – the long jump and 800-meter run.

The Pirates and Lady Pirates will compete in a pair of meets this coming Friday and Saturday: the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston, Mass. and the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational hosted by Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

For more information on Hampton University track & field, please call the Office of Sports Information at (757) 727-5811, or visit the official Pirates website at


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