Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lincoln Women Post 27 Top-10 Results at Division I Meets

WEST LAFAYETTE & BLOOMINGTON, Indiana -- The Lincoln women's indoor track & field team, ranked No. 1 in the country, had another big weekend, as the Blue Tigers posted 27 top-10 results between two Division I meets.

The highlight of the weekend came at the Fred Wilt Invitational, hosted by Purdue University on Saturday (Feb. 13), as Ladonna Richards won the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.42. Nadia Harriott came in second at 8.86 while Chrisdale McCarthy finished seventh at 9.05. The Blue Tigers also took second and third place in the 4x400m relay, with the foursome of Willomena Williams, Jhevere Hall, Kissi-Ann Brown and Venicha Baker clocking in at 3:44.46. LU's second team of Ebony Rose, Shanice Clarke, Monique Thompson and Kimona Shaw timed in at 3:56.17.

Diana Cauldwell had a pair of second-place finishes in the field events, posting a top distance of 5.78m in the long jump and a top mark of 12.09m in the triple jump. In the former event, Tina Coombs finished fourth (5.50m), Adewumi Ademuwagun took sixth (5.38m) and Lexanna Morgan came in ninth (5.02m). In the triple jump, Jonelle Campbell placed third (11.69m) and Coombs finished sixth (11.08m).

Yanique Ellington, the reigning MIAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week, had a pair of great finishes, including taking third in the 60m dash at 7.58. Kimberly Bailey placed fifth in that event with a time of 7.73 while Ademuwagun finished sixth in 7.88. Ellington also claimed a fifth-place result in the 200m, timing in at 24.70, while Bailey finished eighth at 25.42.

The Blue Tigers dominated the 400m, claiming five of the event's top-10 finishes. Baker had the best result, taking fourth in 56.20, while Williams came in fifth (56.78) and Brown placed sixth (57.40). Rose ended the race in ninth (1:00.13) and Shaw took 10th (1:00.56). Meanwhile, in the 800m, Hall (2:12.34), Clarke (2:17.00) and Thompson (2:18.33) placed third, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Lincoln also sent four athletes to compete in the distance medley at the Hoosier Hills meet, hosted by Indiana University on Friday (Feb. 12). The foursome of Thompson, Brown, Clarke and Hall came in third place after clocking in at 12:08.88. Brown also ran in the 400m, finishing eighth in 58.32.

Up next for the Blue Tigers is the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, hosted by the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. on Feb. 19.

Fred Wilt Invitational Results | Hoosier Hills Results

Dan Carr, Assistant AD for Media Relations

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