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|
|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|
|100 HURDLES PRELIMS|
|Delaware State (A)||49.43||6|
|Delaware State (A)||3:59.04||5|