Herd Track and Field Finishes Gladstein Invitational
13 top-10 finishes for Herd
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—Marshall track and field competed strong at a highly competitive Gladstein Invitational hosted by Indiana University on Friday and Saturday. 18 schools competed at the meet including several power-five opponents.
The Herd recorded 13 top-10 performances during the two-day meet. Leading the way Saturday was two second place finishes. Freshman Brandy Elysee finished second in the 200 meter dash ‘fast section’ with a time of 24.76. Her time is now the second fastest 200m time in school history.
Junior Sarah Bever also finished second in the high jump with a top jump of 1.67 meters (5 feet 5.75 inches).
Sophomore Ericka Budd followed up her win in the shot put at the Marshall Women’s Classic with a ninth place finish in Indiana, throwing a best mark of 13.75m (45 ft. 1.50 in.).
Freshman Josie Raines improved her collegiate best in the long jump to a mark of 5.54m (18 ft. 2.25 in.) in an 11th place finish.
Both relay teams recorded strong finishes, with the 4x800m relay team finishing fifth with a time of 9:35.49. The time just missed the school record of 9:33.13 set in 1992.
The 4x400m relay team finished fifth with a time of 3:55.95.
The top individual placement came from senior Breanna Hargrove who finished sixth out of 20 runners in the 400-meter run with a time of 58.28.
The first event of the day for Marshall athletes was the 3,000m, with graduate senior HollyAnn Swann leading in ninth place with a time of 10:15.82. Junior Adriana Cook followed in 11th with a time of 10:21.28. Freshman Mary Kerby finished 20th with a time of 11:27.44.
Sophomore Safiyyah Mitchell just missed out on the finals of the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.86, finishing in 10th. Freshman Taylor Robinson finished 12th with a time of 8.92. Sophomore Hannah Carreon finished 16th with a time of 9.12.
Leading the way in the 60m dash was junior Kayla Haywood who finished 12th with a time of 7.91. Senior Naja Greer finished 16th with a time of 8.05. Freshman Talor Wilkerson took 20th with a time of 8.15.
Sophomore Danere’a White took seventh in the 400m ‘fast section’ with a time of 59.59.
The team returns to action at home on Friday, January 26 for the two-day Thundering Herd Invitational. The meet begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Jeff Small Track at the Chris Cline Indoor Athletic Complex. Follow the team on Twitter @HerdTFXC for more information.