The men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at Auburn University over the weekend. For the women, senior Jenny Sims won the women’s 1500-run with a time of 4 minutes and 32.07 seconds. The team finished well on the whole in the women’s 800m. Freshman Amanda Montgomery placed No. 2 in the event clocking in at 2:25.51. Sims finished just behind her in third with a time of 2:16.66, and freshman Cory Aitken crossed the line No. 8 with a time of 2:23.29.
After taking first last weekend in the women’s 100m hurdles at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, Shanita Moss picked up a back-to-back win in the event and also qualified for the NCAA Regionals with a time of 13.19 seconds. Freshman Leslie Njoku picked up a NCAA qualifying time in the women’s 800m hurdles with a time of 59.72 seconds, finishing just behind Moss.
Junior Kimery Hern won the hammer throw with her NCAA qualifying distance of 187 feet 7 inches. For the men, senior James Lemons II qualified for the NCAA triple jump with a distance of 50 ft. 5.25 in. Sophomore Steve Marcelle placed second in the shot put with a distance of 59 ft. 1.5 in., which also qualifies him for the NCAA Regionals.
Freshman Alphonso Jordan placed No. 4 in the long jump with a distance of 23 ft. 10in. Lemons followed him in the No. 6 spot with a distance of 23 ft. 5.25 in. Senior Cristan Duvall placed No. 4 in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:33.22. Sophomore Mohamed Himeden finished No. 7 in the steeplechase with a time of 10:00.39.
The Jackets return back home to Tech next week where they will be hosting the ACC Championships. The Championships begin on Thursday, April 17 and runs through Saturday.