Track and Field earns several top finishes in Birmingham

Georgia State track and field competed in its second Birmingham meet on Saturday, and it included several notable performances.

It was another victory for LaPorscha Wells in the women’s weight throw as she threw a distance of 17.48 meters. Caressa Reeves earned third as she put in a distance of 16.46 meters for her throw. Kelsey Gray finished fifth with a throw of 15.81 meters. That of Alexandra Jackson’s and Alysiah Whittaker’s were both 15.78 to tie the two Panthers for seventh.

Tracy Dorcemont earned a 12th place outing for her weight throw performance with a distance of 15.16 meters as six Panthers finished in the top fifteen.

Georgia State also earned a victory in the women’s 4×400 meter relay, finishing the course in a time of 3:55.93 minutes.

The women’s one mile run would see Hannah Stefanoff come in second place with a time of 5:01.82. The Panthers’ Mackenzie Nail also took part, and took home 17th, timing in at 5:47.23. Lamar University’s Evelyn Chavez won the event with a time of 5:01.11.

In the women’s 800 meter run, Georgia State’s Nuria Ramirez placed fourth with a time of 2:16.12 minutes. Eleventh place was awarded to Niamh Kearney, finishing her 800 meters in 2:21. Sarah Bearden placed 20th, completing her course in 2:30.14 minutes. The top spot went to another Lamar participant–Verity Ockenden and her time of 2:12.41.

Jasmyne Robinson, in the women’s 400 meter dash earned a fifth-place finish, completing in 58.38 seconds. Tenth place went to Georgia State’s Carole Idolphine who timed in at just over a minute at 1:00.60. Tyler Watson’s 1:02.12 minute run earned her 17th.

Missouri State took home the top two spots for this event with a 56.78 second finish by Rosalie Pringle and one of 57.80 from Kadisha Francois.

For the women’s 60 meter dash preliminaries, Katherine Randolph was the only Panther to qualify for the finals as she earned a 7.84 second finish. Breonca Reid finished 23rd with a 7.99 second outing. Missouri State’s Chelsea Borders and McNeese State’s Simone Johnson tied for the top spot in the prelims with a time of 7.71 seconds.

The finals of the women’s 60 meters saw Randolph place seventh with a time of 7.84 with the victory going to Johnson and her time of 7.66 seconds.

The Panthers took home ninth and tenth by Wande Brewer’s 25.35 second performance and a 25.42 second outing from Ravin Gilbert in the women’s 200 meter dash. Thirty-fifth place went to Ashlan Rosier and her time of 26.88. Lilla McMillan of Tulane had a time of 24.25 to finish first in the 200 meters.

Second place in the women’s 5,000 meters went to Melanie Hamilt, completing her course in 19:48.56 minutes. Mississippi Valley’s Deja Davis earned first with a 19:39.20 showing.

Danielle Livingstone, in the women’s 60 meter hurdles timed in at 9.40 seconds with the win in the prelims going to the 8.50 second time of University of New Orleans’ Alexia Fortenberry.

Nylah Chavis of the Panthers had a height of 1.59 meters in the women’s high jump competition to earn her second place. Mattie Schmolke from Nicholls State had a 1.64 meter reach to win the event.

Georgia State was represented by Katherine Randolph in the women’s long jump. Randolph had a distance of 5.21 meters to give her seventh place. The victory for this event went to Alcorn State’s Shala Johnson and her distance of 5.59 meters.

Aubreya Smith put in a distance of 10.63 meters for tenth place in the women’s triple jump, but Kierranika Duncan of Nicholls State won it with an 11.74 meter effort.

Whittaker was the runner-up in the women’s shot put with a distance of 14.44 meters. Kelsey Gray also represented Georgia State and she placed 15th after a throw of 10.94 meters. The win went to Tulane’s Taylor Potts who went 15.06 meters.

The Panthers will travel back to Johnson City, Tennessee to take part in the Eastern Tennessee State University (ETSU) Bucs Invite on Feb. 6-7.