Blue Tigers do well at Lincoln Open

By Dan Carr/Assistant AD for Media Relations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Lincoln women’s outdoor track & field team put on a show for its home fans on Saturday (April 8), winning eight events at the Lincoln Open.

Eight Blue Tigers finished among the top-11 in the 200m, led by Monae Carey’s winning time of 25.01. Denita Jackson (25.23) and Shantae George (25.26) closed out the top-three, and Hughasia Fyffe finished in fifth with a time of 25.53. Shevanae Thomas (25.54) was close behind in sixth, and Nattesha Palmer (26.01) came in eighth while Jovanna Gustave (26.40) and Nehlia Mills (26.50) respectively finished in 10th and 11th.

LU also had a dominant showing in the 100m, sweeping the top-four places. Fyffe won in 12.27, Danneika Lyn was the runner-up in 12.37 and Carey claimed third in 12.39 while Gustave finished in fourth at 12.53. Sophia Myers won the 100m hurdles, clocking in at 13.79, while Shanette Allison (13.91) and Ray-Donna Lee (15.05) respectively placed fourth and fifth.

Maria Diamond (59.63) and Myers (1:04.71) swept the top-two spots in the 400m hurdles, and Chrissani May took 11th in the 800m, timing in at 2:26.90. Lincoln also had five of the top-10 finishes in the 400m, with George claiming second in 56.07. Thomas (56.40) took fourth and Palmer (58.47) came in sixth while Shenese Walker (1:01.19) ended the race in 10th.

The Blue Tigers swept the two relay events, with the foursome of Fyffe, Gustave, Lyn and Carey emerging victorious in the 4x100m with a time of 46.53. Lincoln’s team of Myers, Diamond, Thomas and George won the 4x400m relay, clocking in at 3:46.19, while the team of May, Jackson, Jameaka Mannings and Abigail Brooks placed third after timing in at 3:55.45.

In the field events, Annalisa Barclay won both the long jump (5.64m) and the triple jump (10.88m). In the former event, Shamar-Kaye Fable was the runner-up with a leap of 5.28m. Mills, meanwhile, came in third in the high jump at 1.58m.

The Lincoln men’s outdoor track & field team also put on an impressive showing at its home meet, winning nine events at the Lincoln Open.

LU swept the relays, including posting each of the top-two times in the 4x400m relay. The team of Shanthamoi Brown, Reuben Nichols, Troy Whyte and Kevaughn Goldson won in 3:11.47 while the foursome of Michael Cunningham, DauJaughn Murray, Donovan Bruce and Leondre Francis claimed second in 3:18.01. In the 4x100m relay, LU’s squad of Shemar Fletcher, Jamar Treasure, Davian Clarke and Dimitri Beckford had the winning time of 41.64.

Lincoln swept the top-three of the 400m hurdles as Whyte came in first (50.73), Kewani Campbell was the runner-up (52.89) and Brown finished in third (52.90). Rashane Bartlett was the victor of the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.57, and Nichols (21.44) and Fletcher (21.65) respectively took first and second in the 200m. In the latter event, Beckford placed 10th in 22.86.

The Blue Tigers won both the 100m and the 400m, and had four top-10 finishers in each race. In the 400m, Nichols timed in at 46.77 to win the race, and Goldson (48.51) claimed third while Murray (49.14) came in sixth and Francis (50.12) finished in eighth. In the 100m, Fletcher had the winning time of 10.81, and Beckford (11.07) placed third. Wesley Tyndall (11.26) took fifth in the 100m, and Clarke (11.38) ended the race in eighth.

Lincoln also picked up three victories in the fied events, with Dejone Raymond winning the high jump with a mark of 1.95m. Malik Drummond was the champion of both the long jump (6.89m) and the triple jump (14.47m), while Raymond placed seventh in the latter event with a distance of 12.78m. In the long jump, Raymond (6.70m) took fourth and Tyndall (6.39m) came in seventh.

LU also had two notable finishes in the 800m. Bruce clocked in at 1:57.65 to take fourth in that event. Cunningham, meanwhile, came in fifth with a time of 1:57.84.

Up next for the Blue Tigers are the Kansas Relays, hosted in Lawrence, Kan. by the University of Kansas on Friday and Saturday (April 14-15).

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