UAPB Track & Field: Golden Lions Marks Strong Showing At SWAC Indoor Championship As Men’s Finished Third And Women’s Finished Fifth


BIRMINGHAM, AL. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff men’s and women’s track and field team capped off a really good weekend at the Southwestern Athletics Conference Indoor Championship, held at the Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama.

The men placed third with a score of 78 points, and the women placed fifth with 56.5 points. The Golden Lions left the Crossplex feeling good about the outdoor season, as both programs finished in the top 5.

On the women’s side, sophomore Kris-Ann Plummer led UAPB in scoring, putting up 14 points, followed by senior Jaylynn Hampton with 10.5 points.

In the Pentathlon, Hampton placed second overall with a total of 3,455. In the 800m, Plummer set a personal best, placing second with a time of 5:15.26 and a personal best in the 800m with a time of 2:13.10.

The Lady Lions ( Kaelyn Kimble, Kris Ann-Plummer, Ashley Robinson, Cherice Popeplaced fourth in the distance relay with a time of 12:50.15 and fifth in the 4×400 meter relay (Kris Ann-Plummer, Kaelyn Kimble, Jada Turner, Abigail Pinnockwith a time of 3:48.37.

In the field events, junior Lyric Love placed second in the weight throw with a distance of 16.53m for a personal best, followed by freshman Cornelia Watts, who placed eighth in the shot put with a distance of 12.43m.

On the men’s side, junior Jared Sylvester placed third in the 60m with a time of 6.82. Junior Dwight Henry placed third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.27.

Sophomore Ross Walrond ran a season-best 21.74 in the 200m, followed by senior Mohamed Soumare, who placed seventh at 21.78.

The Golden Lions had three runners placed in the top eight, with Soumare placing eighth with a time of 48.46, freshman Jordan Pierre in seventh with a time of 48.80, and Walrond in eighth with a time of 48.95.

Junior Ryan Longmire placed sixth in the 800m at 1:56.92. UAPB kept the pressure coming in the distance running events, with junior Terrance Johnson setting a personal best in the 3000m with a time of 8:56.06. Johnson kept the momentum going in the 5000m, placing fifth with a personal best time of 15:35.09, followed by freshman Inertia Mugethi, placing seventh with a personal best time of 15:44.96.

The Golden Lions placed fourth in the distance relay (Jordan Pierre, Kinoru Mugethi-Inertia, Christopher Coleman, Terrance Johnsonwith a time of 10:56.28 and fourth in the 4×400 meter relay ( Jordan Pierre, Jared Sylvester, Ross Walrond, Mohamed) with a time of 3:14.37.

Senior Caleb Snowden continues to dominate in the field events, being one of the country’s top high jumpers in college track and field. Snowden placed first with a leap of 7-01.75. Freshman Anson Moses placed sixth in the pole vault event with a jump of 12-03.50.