ALBANY, Ga. —The Claflin University women’s track and field team scored 86 points with three gold medalists en route to finishing fourth this past weekend at the 2017 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships.
The Championships were held in Albany, Ga., Thursday through Saturday. All field events were contested on the campus of Albany State University while Hugh Mills Stadium hosted all running events.
Seniors LaShawnda Warren and Makayla Jackson along with sophomore Tametris Morrison all earned gold at the meet.
Warren jumped a height of 2.44 meters (8’00”) en route to capturing the pole vault title. Jackson, who won her fourth straight gold in the 400 meter hurdles posted a time of 1:01.26. Morrison, who was running in her first SIAC Championships, ran a 14:08 to capture gold in the 100 meter hurdles.
Freshman Faith McKie ran a 1:01.71 in the 400 meter hurdles to earn bronze in her first SIAC Championships. McKie finished fifth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.83.
Jackson and Morrison finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles and 400 meter hurdles, respectively. Jackson ran a 14.72 in the 100 meter hurdles while Morrison clocked a 1:03.74 in the long hurdles.
As a team, the women’s 4x400 meter relay team, consisting of Morrison, McKie, Daija Pegues and Jackson, ran a 3:51.17 to finish second.
Also scoring points in the meet for the Lady Panthers were Brandi Taylor (4th-800 meters); Jamaica Miller (5th-1,500 meters and 10,000 meters; 6th-3000 meter steeplechase; 7th-; 5,000 meters; 8th-800 meters); Brenay Brown (7th-Long Jump); 4x100 meter relay team.