Herd Track and Field Completes Kentucky Invitational
Herd finishes first 2016 meet
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Marshall University track and field team earned several top-30 individual finishes Saturday at the Kentucky Invitational in Lexington.
Senior Asia Bange led the way for the Herd in the 60-meter hurdles. Bange earned a spot in the finals and finished eighth, with a time of 8.75 seconds.
Freshman Elisabeth Paulina finished 13th in the 800-meter run, posting a time of 2:17.84.
The top finisher for the Herd in the 200-meter dash was sophomore Naja Greer, who finished with a 26th place time of 25.20.
Marshall also had strong performances in field events. Freshman Hasana Clark was the top Herd finisher in the weight throw, with a 15.85 meter heave for 25th place. Freshman Sarah Bever tied for 24th in the high jump (1.50 meters). Freshman Elena Marchand also earned a 24th place performance in the shot put (12.43 meters).
In the one mile run, the Herd’s highest finisher was junior Andrea Porter, who finished 44th with a time of 5:33.11.
“Our team looked really rusty coming off the winter break,” Herd coach Jeff Small said. “We will go back to work on Monday and look forward to better performances in our upcoming meets. Asia Bange and Elizabeth Paulina had good individual races today.”
The Herd will be back in action next Friday, Jan. 22, at the two-day Hokie Invitational, hosted by Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Follow Marshall University track and field on Twitter @HerdTFXC.