BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Mississippi Valley State University men and women’s track programs saw nearly every student-athlete from both sides set personal-records with Darrione Joseph claiming a silver medal in the 60m hurdles.
Two Devilettes and one Delta Devil placed during the weather-shortened one day event: Darrione Joseph, Carrie Snipes, and Kiion Smith.
Joseph showed that she provides a bright future for Coach Banks’ ladies as the true freshman set a personal-best time of 8.73 to capture the second slot on the podium during the 60m hurdles.
Snipes snuck onto the back end of the point sheet in the long jump, logging a PR at 5.34 meters.
Smith was the lone male to put a dent in the scoreboard for the Devils, topping personal-record distances in both the weight throw (15.48m) and shot put (14.19m) to rank fourth and sixth, respectively.
Trenity Hill competed in the pentathlon for the first time in a climate-controlled setting, scoring 2,274 points while claiming sixth during the 800m portion of the event (2:50.27).
Six other Devilettes set new personal benchmarks, a pair of which broke two of their previous marks.
Both Chelsea Okusagah and Terreka Gibson lowered their golden times in the 200m and 400m dashes as Okusagah ran the 200m in 25.79 and the 400m in 58.16) while Gibson went for 26.86 (200m) and 1:01.19 (400m).
The remaining list of women that set new PRs include Myah Sherman’s 200m (7.96), Chanelle Houston’s 200m (26.72), Chemyah Winn’s 200m (29.16), plus Michaela Brown’s shot put (11.24m).
From the men’s standpoint, they also had six personal records fall outside of Kiion Smith and a trio of dudes saw multiple go down.
Jabarii Coleman claimed new personal highs in the long jump (6.24m) and triple jump (13.37), Lucas Banks threw a 12.92m shot put and 11.12m weight throw while Terry Edwards set new bests shot put (10.06m) and weight throws (10.65m) as well.
Elijah Edney and Gabriel Crawford shaved seconds off their personal records in the 800m at 2:04.73 and 2:11.51, respectively while Kenneth Martin finished the PR representation with a 13.09-meter leap.
The Devilettes and Delta Devils will now compete for the podium spots on Thursday, February 17 inside the Birmingham CrossPlex during the SWAC Indoor Championships.
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