BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Mississippi Valley State University men and women’s track programs spent its first of two days at Samford University hosted events, showing off their skills at the Samford Invite on Friday.
The Delta Devils were led by Kiion Smith, who threw the shot put for a personal-record 13.74 meters to place fifth in the event and claim the seventh-farthest throw in the conference so far.
In the short distances, Frederick Magee and Desmond Ferrell set new benchmarks in the 60m (7.06) and 60m hurdles (8.72), respectively.
Dwight Smith was the other runner on the men’s side to set a new best, running the 200m dash in 22.52 seconds.
Finishing up the male personal records is Jabarii Coleman, who joined Kiion Smith in breaking a field PR as he performed a 6.06m long jump.
Darrione Joseph fronted the charge for the Devilettes running the 60m hurdles in a blazing personal-best time of 8.89 to qualify for the finals, where she placed sixth at 8.91 seconds. Her preliminary time clocks in as the fourth fastest 60m hurdles recording in the Southwestern Athletic Conference for 2021-22.
Out in the field, Tremaijá Neal claimed a PR for her 11.13m shot put to go along with Averi Sanders new high watermark in the long jump (4.37m).
Three female runners sprinted to personal records as Myah Sherman (26.79m in 200m), Chelsea Okusagah (59.27 in 400m) and Chanelle Houston (1:02.84 in 400m) all have new goals to fulfill.
Coach Alonzo Banks and company are back inside the Birmingham CrossPlex on Saturday morning as it will conclude the indoor regular season with the Samford Open.
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