By Shanthamoi R. Brown/Clarion News
LAWERENCE, Kansas – The Blue Tigers track team finished with several great performances while participating at the Bob Timmons Challenge on Jan. 28, 2022 at Kansas University.
Shemar Fletcher and Rashane Bartlett both qualified for the men’s 60m finals. Kizan David, Dervin Walker, Shanthamoi Brown and Imar Tomlinson were also competitors. In the 60m finals, Fletcher finished second with a time of 6.85 seconds and teammate Bartlett crossed the line at 7.06 seconds.
In the women’s 60m, Danneika Lyn was the only blue tiger woman to qualify for the finals. Hughasia Fyffe, Monae Carey, Shanette Allison, Ray-Donna Lee and Annalisa Barclay were also competitors. In the finals, Lyn stopped the clock at 7.70 seconds to finish third. In the 200m for men, Lincoln managed to record two places in the top 10, with Reuben Nichols finishing third overall with a time of 21.80 seconds and Shanthamoi Brown’s 22.35 was good enough to finish seventh overall.
In the women’s 200m, Shantae George managed to finish within the top 10 placing her ninth overall with a time of 26.50 seconds. Aliyah George the other competitor finished 12th overall with a time of 26.92. In the men’s 400m Lincoln had two athletes, DauJaughn Murray who finished fourth overall with a time of 50.40 seconds and Yardley Pierre-Louis finished 14th overall stopping the clock at 53.43. In the female section, Shevanae Thomas finished with 57.61, placing her fourth overall.
Kewani Campbell and Stavin Brown ran in the men’s 600m, with Campbell finishing fourth with a time of 1:21.85 seconds and Stavin Brown 1:29.57 seconds was seventh. Women’s 600m, Jameaka Mannings was second with a time of 1:37.20 seconds. In the women’s one mile, Kelly-Ann Beckford finished eighth with a time of 5:14.51 seconds.
In women’s long jump, Barclay leaped to a jump of 5.40m which was third best on the day. In the men’s triple jump Kizan David leaped to a jump of 15.04m. Women’s 4x400m quartet of Beckford, Chrissani May, Maria Diamond and Mannings was third best on the day crossing the line in 3:48.20 seconds.
In the men’s 4x400m, theBlue Tiger quartet of Nichols, Campbell, Shanthamoi Brown and Murray were second best on the day, stopping the clock at 3:13.77 seconds.