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Track and Field comes up big at final home outdoor meet

 

APSU Track and Field

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team wrapped up its final home meet, the Austin Peay Invitational, with a number of wins along with several personal bests as well.

All-in-all, the Lady Govs were either first or second place in 10 different events, including three field events in a meet that included Belmont, Lipscomb, Western Kentucky, Bethel and Lane College.

APSU Track and Field. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Track and Field. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

Jasmine Scott had the Lady Govs most impressive win in the 100-meter dash, where she set a team best and personal best with a time of 12.12. Cenitra Hudson finished second at 12.21. Chiamaka Obi won both the 200- and 400-meter dashes. In fact, her 200-meter time (25.57) was just off her personal best.

The Lady Govs also picked up a win the 4×100-meter relay. Candace Cullors, Scott, Leigha Tolliver and Hudson ran at 48.55.

April Hollman set a personal best with a 1.69m height in the high jump. Hollman’s last best came at Coastal Carolina – the Lady Govs first outdoor meet of the season. Tolliver won the triple jump (11.32m) and Courtney Jordan also took home first in the javelin (33.77m)

Jasmine Scott“Jasmine had a good day, not only with her personal best in the 100-meter, but also helping win the 4×100-meter relay,” head coach Doug Molnar said. “April’s high jump also was big. A lot of that is mental and I’m not sure she knew the height going in.”

Xiamar Richards used a late burst to win the 800-meter run with a personal-best 2:23.50 time, just two seconds ahead of Janelle Avery who came in 2:25.02. Taelor Slaughter, meanwhile, finished third at 2:30.08.


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