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Austin Peay State University Track and Field finishes Rod McCarvy Memorial meet

APSU Women's Track and FieldLexington, KY – The Austin Peay State University track and field team wrapped up its fourth indoor meet of the season Saturday with a strong showing at the Rod McCravy Memorial.  

Against some of the nation’s top competition like Florida, Baylor, Michigan, and Ohio State, the Govs registered five top-ten finishes along with seven top-15 finishes.

The APSU Govs field events shined on day one at the Rod McCravy Memorial with two top-ten finishes. In the high jump, senior Denia Hill-Tate placed ninth with a mark of 1.63 meters. It was the second-highest mark of the season for Hill-Tate and just 0.09 away from her career-best. Continuing in the field, junior Karlijn Schouten placed eighth with a height of 3.91 meters in the pole vault. It’s the first time this season Schouten has finished outside the top five.
Senior Mikaela Smith shined on the track on day one of the competition, earning a top-ten finish in the 600-meter dash. Smith finished tenth with a career-best time of 1:34.99, placing ahead of runners from Maryland, Howard, and Alabama State. The tenth-place finish matched the best finish in the 600-meter event in her career.

Kicking off day two, reigning back-to-back OVC Female Athlete of the Week Kenisha Phillips placed 14th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.16. Phillips placed ahead of top competition from Minnesota, Purdue, Baylor, and Michigan.

In the field on Saturday, senior Kori McDaniel earned her second top-ten finish of the season, placing ninth in the shot put with a mark of 13.26 meters. McDaniel registered the mark on her third attempt after throwing 12.63, 12.40, and 13.14 meters.


Triple Jump

  • Senior Lennex Walker finished 12th with a mark of 11.23 meters.


60 meters

  • Kenisha Phillips placed fifth in her heat and 26th overall with a time of 7.62.

200 meters

  • Phillips registered a season-best time of 24.12 to finish seventh.

800 meters

  • Mikaela Smith ran a 2:15.72 to finish 14th. It was the second-fastest mark of the season for Smith in the 800 meters.

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