Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lincoln Blue Tigers Rack Up Eight Wins at the Mule Relays

WARRENSBURG, Missouri - The Lincoln women's track & field team won eight events and posted 18 top-five finishes at the Mule Relays, hosted by the University of Central Missouri on Friday (Feb. 5).

Yanique Ellington was a double winner, taking the crowns in both the 60m (7.63) and the 200m (25.09). In the former event, Adewumi Ademuwagun was the runner-up at 7.76 while Diana Cauldwell placed fourth at 7.84. In the 200m, Ademuwagun (26.35) came in third while Cauldwell (26.92) edged Kimona Shaw (26.93) for seventh.

Cauldwell picked up a win in the triple jump, posting a top distance of 12.02m, while Jonelle Campbell was the runner-up at 11.24m. Ademuwagun, meanwhile, was victorious in the long jump, claiming the title with a top mark of 5.49m. Tina Coombs came in second in the long jump at 5.48m and Cauldwell rounded out the top-three (5.41m).

Kissi-Ann Brown was also a two-time champion on Friday, winning the 400m in 58.23 before teaming with Jhevere Hall, Ebony Rose and Shanice Clarke to take the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:55.41. Shaw took fifth in the 400m, timing in at 1:00.37, and Tajera Lawkin came in seventh (1:03.99).

The Blue Tigers additionally swept the top-two of the 800m, with Monique Thompson taking the crown with a time of 2:15.74. Clarke, meanwhile, placed second in 2:21.57. LU's other win came in the 60m hurdles, where Nadia Harriott was the champ after finishing in 8.97. Lexanna Morgan finished fifth in the hurdles at 9.15.

Lincoln had two other notable finishes on the day, both in the 600-yard run. Ebony Rose took third in that event, clocking in at 1:28.81, while Akeeba Rose placed ninth in 1:38.21.

Up next for the Blue Tigers is the Fred Wilt Invitational, which will be hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. next Friday and Saturday (Feb. 12-13).

Complete Results

Dan Carr, Assistant AD for Media Relations

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