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Austin Peay Lady Govs Track and Field wins the Showdown on the Cumberland

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – For the second-straight year, Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team defeated Murray State and Tennessee Tech in the Showdown on the Cumberland.

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)

The Lady Govs totaled 89 points to edge out the Racers (78) and the Golden Eagles (49) in the 11-event meet, held Thursday, at Governors Stadium.

In all, Austin Peay won five events – taking the top two spots in the 800-meter run, the 1500-meter run and the high jump. One of the meet’s highlights came with a second-place finish as senior Tanesha Campbell set the APSU school record in the discus with a  42.97m mark. Campbell also finished second in the shot put.

“Tanesha has been battling some injuries,” head coach Doug Molnar said. “She’s been after the discus mark for a while, so it was exciting to see her overcome and get the record.”

Austin Peay earned 12 points in the 1500-meter run with sophomore Xiamar Richards winning the race at a season-best 4:49.68 and senior Janelle Avery finishing second at 4:54.44. The Lady Govs also got first and second in the 400-meters – Chantelle Grey at 56.13 and Candace Johnson at 58.27.

Showdown on the Cumberland Results.

Next for Austin Peay is the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, May 4th-5th, hosted by Southeast Missouri.

Showdown on the Cumberland

Rank Team Name Score
1 Austin Peay 89
2 Murray State 78
3 Tennessee Tech 49
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