UAPB Track & Field Off to Solid Start in 2019 at the Kansas St. Track Invitational
On the women’s side, junior Katrina Small shined for the Lady Lions in the 300-meter run posting a first-place time of 41.31. Small also placed ninth in the 60 meters with a time of 7.85 and third in the long jump with a leap of 17’4.25″.
UAPB had a good showing in the 400 meters, with freshman Jyzmin Gray placing second with a time of 1:02.15, sophomore Arjai Johnson in third with a time of 1:03.64 and sophomore Cedreahna Kennedy placed fifth with a time of 1:09.83.
Laural Heath turned in the Golden Lions other podium finish after he finished third in the 1mile run with a 4:22.48 clocking.
Senior Shevon Phipps made an impressive showing in the field events, placing second in the high jump with a leap of 6’4.75 and freshman Franklyn Stanislaus in third with a jump of 6’0.75. Phipps, also topped out 43’5.75 in third place in the triple jump.
Miles Dortch a Kansas native finished in the top 5 with a throw of 49’5.75″ in the weight throw competition.
The Golden Lions will return to action next Saturday, Jan. 25-26, at the Pittsburg State Invitational in Pittsburg, KS.