Sunday, April 24, 2016

Lincoln Wins Seven Events at Kansas Relays

LAWRENCE, Kansas -- Facing fields full of NCAA Division I athletes, Lincoln's women's and men's track & field teams combined to win seven events at the Kansas Relays, hosted by the University of Kansas from Thursday through Saturday (April 21-23).

The Lincoln women swept the 4x100m and 4x400m relays, with the foursome of Chrisdale McCarthyVenicha BakerKimberly Bailey and Diana Cauldwell taking the former event in 45.96. In the latter event, the team of Baker, Jhevere HallEbony Roseand Kissi-Ann Brown taking the race with a time of 3:41.68.

Baker was the victor in the 200m, clocking in at 23.75, and Bailey finished fifth in that event with a time of 24.38. Bailey, meanwhile, was the runner-up in the 100m at 11.56, and Cauldwell came in fourth at 11.90. Cauldwell was also the champion of the triple jump, turning in the event's top distance of 12.82m.

The Lincoln women had two other victories, including in the 800m, where Hall was the champ after timing in at 2:11.78. Meanwhile, in the 100m hurdles, McCarthy was the winner with a time of 13.43.

On the men's side, the foursome of Roberto SmithMiguel BartonRoger Blake and Stephen Rose won the 4x100m relay in 40.75. In the seeded race of the 800m, Jeromia Riley was the runner-up after clocking in at 1:52.26. Meanwhile, in the unseeded 800m, Kevon Robinson came in eighth at 1:55.15. Smith placed fifth in the 200m (21.53) and Barton placed sixth in the 400m (48.32).

Next week, both Lincoln teams will again test themselves against some of the best athletes in the country as the Blue Tigers compete in the Drake Relays, hosted by Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa from Thursday through Saturday (April 28-30).

Complete Results
Dan Carr, Assistant AD for Media Relations

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