Strong Showing For UAPB Track and Field at Bobby Lane Invitational
On the women’s side, In the 100-meter hurdles Freshman Safiya John placed second with a time of 14.16, followed by Arjai Johnson in third place with a time of 14.90 and Jyzmin Gray in fifth with a time of 15.09.
Camiya Knight crossed the finish line in second place in the 400 meters with a time of 58.00 and Je-Risa James in fourth with a time of 59.90. Also in the 400-meter hurdles Gray and Johnson finished in the top five respectively with a time of 105.07 in fourth place and 105.31 in fifth place.
The Lady Lions (Knight, John, James, and Gray) claimed the silver in the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 4:02.48.
In the field events, UAPB Lady Lions continue to make a strong impression in the women’s event.
Sabrina Hollins PR twice in her events, starting in the hammer throw, placing fourth with a distance of 48.83m. Keziann Jones also finished in third with a range of 50.27m. Hollins broke her school record in the women’s discus throw with a distance of 49.69m to claim first place in the event.
Besides Hollins record breaking in the discus event, UAPB had two other student-athletes to round out the top five, Joelle Stewart fourth with a distance of 38.88m and Jasmine Stewart fifth with a range of 37.79m.
In the shot put competition, Jones claimed second place with a throw of 13.38m, followed by Stewart in fourth with a throw of 11.98m and Hollins in fifth with a throw of 1194m.
Cedreahna Kennedy placed third in the javelin throw, along with Safiya John winning the triple jump with a leap of 11.60m and taking silver in the long jump with a leap of 5.34m.
On the men’s side in the 400-meter run, Rodney Griffin placed third with a time of 48.60. Malique Smith also dominated his event in the 800 meters run with a time of 1:55.50.
In the 4×400 UAPB (Wade Garner, Akeem Marshall, Alexander Collier, and Romario Marshall) claimed the gold in the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 3:21.32.
In the field events Houston, TX, native Travis Bibbs had a strong showing in Texas, by winning the triple jump with a leap of 14.61m and placed second in the long jump with a leap of 6.82m. Shevon Phipps also placed third in the triple jump with a distance of 13.24m and third in the high jump with a leap of 6 ft. 6 ½.
Both squads will be back in action March 28-30th in the Texas Relays held in Austin, Texas.