Story and photos by Shanthamoi R. Brown
MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Lincoln University track team participated at the Bearcats Invitational on Feb 5, 2022 at Northwest Missouri State University. There were several great performances for the Blue Tigers at the meet.
In the men’s 60m, Leonardo Stewart clocked 7.18 seconds, Dervin Walker 7.19 and Imar Tomlinson 7.29 – they were only good enough to finish in the qualifying round. Shemar Fletcher who automatically qualified for the semifinals with 7.09, but did not make it to the finals.
In the women’s section, Hughasia Fyffe was the only female in the qualifying round, running 7.81, which earned her a spot in the semifinals. Monae Carey and Danneika Lyn were automatically qualified for the semifinals. Lyn’s 7.67 took her to the finals, where she placed third with a new personal best of 7.50.
In the women’s 60m hurdles, Shanette Allison and Ray-Donna Lee automatically qualified for the semifinals. Allison’s 8.55 was the fastest qualifying time; in the finals she justified her favorite’s tag, winning with a time of 8:48.
In the 200m for men, Reuben Nichols tied seventh overall with a time of 21.88, Troy Whyte’s 22.08 was 16th best on the day and Yardley Pierre-Louis was 57th overall with 23.77. On the women’s side of the 200m, Shantae George ran 25.73 which placed her 18th, Carey’s 25.85 was 22nd, Fyffe’s 26.10 was 29th, and Aliyah George 26.19 was good enough for 33rd.
Lincoln managed to get two places in the top ten of the women’s 400m as Jameaka Mannings placed fourth overall with a time of 55.76 and Maria Diamond 10th overall with 56.81. Shevanae Thomas 57.92 was 16th overall. Shantae George and Aliyah George were 23rd and 24th respectively. In the men’s 400m, Nichols placed second overall with 48.05, Whyte was 10th overall with 48.92, Shanthamoi Brown was 12th overall with 49.45, and DauJaughn Murray was 27th overall with 50.00.
In the men’s 800m, Kewani Campbell placed ninth overall clocking a new personal best of 1:55.40. On the women’s side of the 800m, Kelly-Ann Beckford was second overall with 2:10.60 and Chrissani May sixth overall with 2:14.97.
In the women’s triple jump, Annalisa Barclay leaped with a winning jump of 11.68m. In the men’s triple jump, Kizan David fouled out. David redeemed himself in the men’s long jump, leaping out to 7.22m to finish second best on the day.
The quartet of Thomas, May, Diamond and Mannings won the women’s 4x400m overall with a meet record of 3:42.74 and the men’s quartet of Nichols, Whyte, Brown, and Campbell were second best on the day, clocking a season’s best of 3:12.78.