(Philadelphia, Pa.) – Over the weekend, the squad of Rayanna Relerford, Omealla Gordon, Faleesha Dowe and Leandra Nyemeck clocked a 3:43.41 ahead of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) foes Hampton (3:43.98), Morgan State (3:45.93) and Big East opponent Georgetown (3:52.12) to win the 4x400-Meter Relay ECAC event to headline the Delaware State track & field program’s outing during the historic Penn Relays.
This performance by the quad resulted in the fastest time for the Hornets this season, surpassing a mark of 3:50.17 set by Relerford, Dowe, Vanessa Whittingham and Gordon during last week’s Morgan State Legacy competition to finish second.
On the men’s side, the team of Kiyair Lambert, Julius Allen, Charles Wulff-Cochrane and Emanuel Hitch finished fourth in the 4x200-Meter Relay IC4A event with a time of 1:30.01. This performance by the quartet was also the fastest time of any DSU team this season, bypassing a mark of 1:37.30 set by David Morant, Elijah Agwu, Allen and Krystofer Ringgold in the Hampton Relays (April 16).Coming up, the Columbia Blue & Red will now turn their attention to the MEAC Championships in Greensboro, N.C., which will begin this Thursday. Last season, the women placed 11th (20 points), thanks to Relerford, Ke’Shaun Davis, Sabrina Burrell and Gordon finishing second (3:42.60) in the 4x400-Meter Relay. The men, on the other hand, finished 12th (seven points).