Tech’s track and field team succeeds at USA Invitational

Track and field begins with a successful trip to the USA Invitational

Tech’s track and field team performed successfully in the USA invitational in Mobile, Ala. on Friday, Mar. 12.

Sophomore Lyn’Nikka Vance was able to create a top performance of the day placing second overall in the long jump finals. She was able to go for a 5.79-meter distance in her first time in an outdoor competition. Rookie Samaria Allen also had an impact on the team by earning points for finishing 5.47 meters for sixth place.  

In the 400m finals, Ceirra Tate climbed to the top by sprinting to a third-place finish with a time of 57.98.   

Tieara Norman began her Tech career in track and field by placing fourth overall in the 400m hurdles. She turned in a PR performance of 1:06.05 with less than half a second between her and second and third place.  

Freshman Katie Long was able to perform in the javelin throw placing fourth place. She completed the event with a 69.91-meter throw. 

Rookie Kendall Medders was able to score points for Tech in the high jump clearing a height of 1.54 meters to tie for sixth place.  

Freshman Jadae Joseph also debuted alongside Allen and Long by competing in the long jump. Ashtin Holman competed in the 100m, Ayanna Haywood competed in the 400m, Trenia Stephens competed in the 400m and Stahja Hayes competed in the shot put.   

In the next showing, Tech will be in action at Mississippi State’s AI Schmidt Bulldog Relays in Starkville, Miss. on Friday, Mar. 26 through Saturday, Mar. 27.  

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