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Austin Peay Lady Govs Track and Field head to Indiana Relays

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team reaches the halfway point of the indoor season this weekend at the Indiana Relays.

The two-day event begins 3:00pm, Friday, at the Gladstein Fieldhouse.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Notre Dame, Alabama, Louisville and Vanderbilt are just some of the top schools competing at the relays. In addition, fellow Ohio Valley Conference foes Belmont, Eastern Illinois, Jacksonville State, Murray State and Southeast Missouri will match up against the Lady Govs in Bloomington, IN.

The Lady Govs sprint team has been solid of late. Sophomore Erika Adams is one-tenth of a second behind the school record in the 60m dash (7.78), while freshman Breigh Jones has blazed a path up the career lists in the 400m dash, shaving more than a second off her personal best and leading the team at 58.15.

Erika AdamsJones and fellow freshman Kymmalett Ross – who has lopped more than five seconds off her personal best since the season began – have been leaders in the 4x400m relay, which placed second at last weekend’s Niswonger Invitational.

The Lady Govs will be without Ross, who is nursing a foot injury, this weekend. In her absence, senior Cenitra Hudson will join the top 4x400m relay team.

“We’re looking to continue our progression,” said head coach Doug Molnar. “I think we’ll get big things out of our sprint and middle distance groups.”

Breigh JonesTraditionally, Austin Peay has visited Bloomington for the Gladstein Invitational instead of the Indiana Relays. Senior Chantelle Grey placed second in the 800m run at 2:11.09 last year, which would be nearly a full second ahead of her current season-best.

Grey and junior Taelor Slaughter, who run the other half of the 4x400m relay with Jones and Ross, helped run a 3:55.10 at Gladstein last season.

“The Relays are loaded this year,” Molnar said. “This meet is a step up from the Gladstein, and will be a much tougher draw.”


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