Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lincoln Blue Tigers Break Two Records at Pitt State Invite

PITTSBURG, Kansas  --  Ladonna Richards, Jhevere Hall and Diana Cauldwell won in record-breaking style, highlighting the Lincoln women's indoor track & field team's performance at the Pittsburg State Invitational on Friday (Jan. 29).

Richards beat fellow Blue Tiger Chrisdale McCarthy by a split second in the 60m hurdles, finishing in 8.365 while McCarthy ended the race in 8.369. In the 800m, Hall turned in the winning time of 2:10.22, while Monique Thompson placed fourth (2:14.38) and Shanice Clarke came in 13th (2:18.82). Both Richards' and Hall's times are new facility records.

Lincoln's other record-breaking performance came in the triple jump, where Cauldwell set the new facility mark with a win in the triple jump at 12.34m. Jonelle Campbell placed fifth in that event, posting a top distance of 12.01m. Cauldwell also represented LU in the long jump, taking fifth at 5.60m, while Adewumi Ademuwagun claimed 12th at 5.38m.

The distance medley team of Thompson, Clark, Hall and Yanique Ellington turned in the best time by a Division II squad, taking third overall in 12:17.47. Ellington also competed in the 200m, placing fourth with a time of 24.41.

Lincoln's final notable performance came in the 4x400m relay, where the foursome of Kissi-Ann Brown, Kimona Shaw, Tina Coombs and Ebony Rose finished 10th in 3:56.99.

The Blue Tigers will return to action next Saturday (Feb. 6), as Lincoln travels to Jacksonville, Ill. for the Jim Green Invitational, hosted by Illinois College.

Complete Results

Dan Carr, Assistant AD for Media Relations

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