Towson, Md. (Apr. 18, 2017) --- The Women’s track and field team competed in two invitationals over the Easter break. Many of the Hornets went to compete in the Towson Invitational in Maryland. While others went to South Carolina to compete in the Gamecock Invitational. DSU had good performances at both locations.

Freshman Britney Nguetta had a terrific showing in the Towson Invitational. Nguetta soared 1.55 meters in the air, to win first place in the High Jump competition. Her mark of 1.55m is a new career high, she just missed qualifying for the MEAC Championships by .03 meters.

Meanwhile at the Gamecock Invitational, Senior Omealla Gordon finished in fifth place, with a time of 54.47 seconds in the 400 meters. It was Gordon’s fastest performance of the outdoor season, and it qualified her for the MEAC Championships.

Tiffany Woods placed sixth in the 800 meters at the Towson Invitational. Woods recorded a time of 2-minutes-19.34 seconds. It was a career best performance, for the Sophomore from Sandy Springs, Maryland. She shaved almost three seconds off her previous best time. Fellow Hornet Sylvia Okafor was not far behind Woods. Okafor finished in seventh place (2:20.84).

Leah White finished the 400 meters at the Towson Invitational in 59.70 seconds. It was the fastest the freshman has run in her brief collegiate career (including indoor and outdoor times) and was good enough to finish in tenth place.

The Hornets next competition will be on Apr. 21, where they will compete in the Morgan State Legacy Invitational.


Towson Invitational 2017     Gamecock Invitational      
Name Time/Distance Place   Name  Time/Distance Place  
100 METERS PRELIMS       100 METERS      
Jennifer Goodman 12.80 20   Trameceia Sample 12.67 35  
Ashley Wilson 13.04 28   400 METERS      
Tyra Coach 13.21 33   Omealla Gordon 54.47 5  
Amber Conyers 13.63 43   Faleesha Dowe 58.32 22  
200 METERS       100 HURDLES      
Jennifer Goodman 26.15 17   Precious Igwebuike 14.93 28  
Tyra Coach 27.32 37   4 x 400 RELAY      
Ashley Wilson 27.32 38   Delaware State (A) 3:52.30 9  
Britney Nguetta 27.39 39   LONG JUMP      
400 METERS       Faleesha Dowe 4.81m 28  
Leah White 59.70 10          
Cydney Davis 1:01.36 17          
Jennifer Goodman 1:03.13 27          
Nelana James 1:03.64 29          
Ashley Wilson 1:04.43 31          
800 METERS              
Tiffany Woods 2:19.34  6          
Sylvia Okafor 2:20.84 7          
Cydney Davis 2:36.29 23          
LaJasia Johnson 2:41.51 28          
100 HURDLES PRELIMS            
LaJasia Johnson 15.32 9          
Britney Nguetta 16.13 16          
400 HURDLES              
Loren Harris 1:08.66 12          
HIGH JUMP              
Britney Nguetta 1.55m 1          
4X100 RELAY              
Delaware State (A) 49.43 6          
4x400 RELAY              
Delaware State (A) 3:59.04 5          
POLE VAULT              
Chloe Franks 3.10m 6          
LONG JUMP              
Loren Harris 5.36m 8          
Amber Conyers 5.15m 14          
Nelana James 5.06m 17          
Chloe Franks 4.95m 22          
TRIPLE JUMP              
Amber Conyers 11.03m 8          
SHOT PUT              
Victoria Wilson 11.54m 14          
Victoria Wilson 24.55m 23          
Victoria Wilson 24.78m 19          
Britney Nguetta 14.28m 25          
Delaware State women's outdoor track