LIBERTY, Mo. – The Lincoln men’s outdoor track & field team won seven events and scored 119 points to take first place at the Darrel Gourley Open, hosted by William Jewell College on Saturday (April 13).
Mohamed Kouyate won the 400m with a time of 48.41, and joined with Tyrese Halls, Raymone Campbell and Coy Spence to take the 4x400m relay in 3:16.46. Halls placed third in the 400m, timing in at 48.84, and Ouekie Wright (50.77) and Yardley Pierre-Louis (51.29) respectively finished sixth and seventh.
Kizan David won the triple jump with a mark of 14.69m, and Ryan Brown was the victor in the long jump with a leap of 7.46m. In the latter event, David placed third at 7.13m.
Javan Gray (10.40), Campbell (10.44) and David (10.64) swept the top-three in the 100m, and Spence won the 400m hurdles after clocking in at 53.91. Damaine Dixon finished second in that event with a time of 54.25, and Gawayne Porter (59.01) placed sixth while Abubakar Mohammed (59.46) came in seventh.
Lincoln also had success in the 110m hurdles, with Brown winning the preliminary race in 14.57, followed by Spence in third at 14.85. In the finals, Souleyman Seck claimed fourth after timing in at 15.32, and Mohammed checked in at fifth with a time of 15.52.
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – President Woolfolk announced on Friday that commencement exercises for the May 2019 graduates will take place at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, returning to a tradition that was replaced in 2017 when graduation was moved to the LINC. Students have been advocating for the switch.
May graduation will take place at 10 a.m. on May 11, 2019. More information coming soon in the Clarion News.
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – The Lincoln University football team is back to the grind! Before practice began, I interviewed Hasan Muhammad-Rogers, a junior free safety from Chicago, about the upcoming season. “This spring we have been focusing on playing mistake-free football and competing at a high level to put together a good season,” said Rogers.
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Students enjoyed a beautiful Wednesday on the quad enjoying the annual Ag Club Petting Zoo. Katahdin sheep, shorthorn cattle, and royal palm turkeys were among the four-legged and feathered animals on display. Visitors were encouraged to touch and interact with the non-human participants, many of which are important to Missouri agriculture.
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) held its annual event Wednesday in the Capitol rotunda. The goal was to advocate for legislation aiding the department’s current and future preservation plans.
The day’s event included several displays on the third floor rotunda showcasing the MDC’s efforts throughout the state. Department professionals answered questions on topics such as wild bird rehabilitation and other issues relevant to the public enjoyment of wildlife and the outdoors. A bald eagle was part of a live demonstration of Missouri’s wide array of wildlife.
Conservation bills being considered in the legislature this session cover the department’s budget, taxes, land grants, and rules on animals born in captivity.