Benedict Track Teams Set Five School Records At Clemson Meet | News
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Benedict College men's and women's indoor track and field teams broke five school records this weekend at the Tiger Paw Invitational.
Krishanda Campbell-Brown won the women's triple jump with a school-record jump of 12.19 meters (40 feet). She is currently ranked seventh in the nation and her distance is an NCAA automatic qualifying mark, earning her a trip to Birmingham, Ala. for the NCAA Regional meet.
The women's 4x400 relay team, comprised of Stephanie Rhoden, Jermeshia Kellogg, Arikay Hunte and Shanterria King, broke the school record with a time of 3:56.42.
The women's distance medley relay team of Jonnise Pierce, Hunt, Ruddesha Strachan and Mikarla Swann broke the school record by running a 13:06.
Astacia Watkins ran a personal best and broke the school record in the 5000 meter run with a time of 19:20.32.
Other women's highlights were Chamekea Davis, who ran a personal best time of 25.41 in the 200 meter dash, which is an NCAA partial qualifying mark and Jermeshia Kellogg, who ran an indoor best in the 200 meter dash with a 25.73.
Other notable performances included Jonnise Pierce, who ran a time of 5:17 in the mile run; Shanterria King, who ran a personal best indoor time of 58.57 in the 400 meter dash; Stephanie Rhoden, who ran an indoor personal best with a time of 59.96 in the 400 meter dash; and Ruddesha Strachan, who ran an indoor personal best time of 59.99 in the 400 meter dash.
The men's team broke one school record, as the distance medley relay team of Deon Clifford, Jaleel Waldron, Geovanni West and Timothy Kisang ran a 10:43.26.
Other top performances for the men included: Deon Clifford, who ran an indoor personal best with a 1:56.02 in the 800 meter run; Timothy Kisang, who ran a seasonal best with a 16:40.70 in the 5000 meter run; Ce'yqwan Ritter, who ran the season's fastest 400 meter dash, with a time of 52.05; and Walter Cureton, who ran the season's fastest 200 meter dash, with a time of 22.81. Also, Devin Gainer had a throw of 14.01 meters (45 feet, 11 ¾ inches) in the weight throw. He is ranked No. 1 in the region in that event.