Georgia State places third in 60 meter hurdles at Samford Invitational

Georgia State track and field participated in its final pair of meets over Valentine’s Day weekend. LaPorscha Wells, set another school record in the weight throw at 19.32 meters.


Both Georgia State participants in the women’s 200 meter dash were in section nine of the 13 that competed. Ashlan Rosier completed her course in 26.23 seconds while Breonca Reid finished with a 26.50 second effort. Overall, Rosier finished in 33rd. Reid was in 39th.

Winning this event would be Tulane’s Lilla McMillan who completed the course in 23.99 seconds.


In the shot put, along with a second-place, 15.13 meter finish for Wells, Alysiah Whittaker had a 14.63 meter throw for fifth, Sharonda Bryant’s 12.78 meter effort was enough for 11th. The top spot went to Raqurra Ishmar of Florida International University (FIU) and her throw of 15.30 meters.

In addition to Wells, Tracy Dorcemont and Carresa Reeves placed seventh and eighth for their weight throws, respectively, with throws of 17.10 and 16.94 meters.

In the women’s long jump, Georgia State had representatives in the third, fourth and fifth flights. In the third, Rosier went a distance of 5.30 meters to finish seventh in her flight. Flight four would see the Panthers’ Danielle Livingstone placed in a distance of 4.83 meters. Katherine Randolph’s 5.40 meter showing was enough for tenth in Flight five.

Overall, Randolph placed 22nd, Rosier finished 25th, and Livingstone was 47th. Topping all participants was FIU’s Phillicia Fluellen and her jump of 6.13 meters.

Smith represented Georgia State in the women’s triple jump. She only went 9.95 meters as part of flight two finishing last in her flight and 31st overall.

The top spot for this event went to Tennessee State’s Amber Hughes and her distance of 12.16 meters for her triple jump.

In the preliminaries of the women’s 60 meter hurdles, Livingstone completed her course in 9.35 seconds for fourth place in her heat. Goff placed third in heat five with a time of 8.99 meters.

Overall, Goff ended up in 11th while Livingstone placed 25th. First-place was awarded to Hughes and her time of 8.54 seconds.

Georgia State had three participants in the women’s 60 meter dash prelims. These included Wande Brewer, who had a time of 7.78 to qualify for the finals out of heat four. Gilbert also qualified for the finals out of heat six with her time of 7.74 placing first in her heat. Katherine Randolph finished second for heat six with an effort of 7.82 meters.

Gilbert, overall, ended up in fifth while Brewer finished eighth. Randolph had a 15th-place showing. First overall went to Katelin Barber of Alabama-Huntsville with a 7.62 meter time in the prelims.

In addition to the third-place outing for Gilbert, Brewer timed in at 7.75 seconds for the event. Barber won with a time of 7.56 seconds.

Nuria Ramirez and Sarah Bearden represented the Panthers in the women’s one mile run. Ramirez was part of section two and ended up with a 5:09.00 time. Bearden completed the one-mile course in 5:39.07 time for seventh in her heat. Overall, Ramirez placed 17th and Bearden would be in 45th. Belmont’s Hannah Witten won the event with a 4:53.59.

As part of the women’s 400 meter dash, Jasmyne Robinson’s 57.85 second time placed her in third for section four. Two Panthers representatives were both competing in the eighth section. Tyler Watson went 1:00.28, while Carole Idolphine completed her course in 1:00.40. Watson and Idolphine finished second and fifth, respectively.

Overall, Robinson had an 11th place finish, Watson placed 37th and Idolphine had a 41st place effort. McMillian of Tulane won with a 53:98 time.

Both of the Panthers’ participants in the women’s 3,000 meter dash were in section four. Melanie Hamilt had an 11:15.40 minute time for fourth in her section. Tenth in that section was Carina Nieto, timing in at 11:45.29.

Among all participants, Hamilton finished in 36th and Nieto was 49th. First was awarded to Ewa Zaborowska of Harding University who had a 9:23.01 time.

The Panthers also had three in the women’s 800 meter dash. Stella Christoforou of section one, only managed to finish in seventh with a 2:15.00 minute showing. Jordan Townsley also ended up in seventh for her section, which was section four. Townsley had a 2:22.00 meter performance to tie her with two other participants.

Mackenzie Nail’s 2:25.00 meter effort in section five placed her in third place.

Georgia State would also be part of the 1,600 meter run as part of section two. The Panthers ended up with a time of 3:53.00 minutes.

The Panthers’ will now prepare to compete in the Indoor Sun Belt Championships that take place in Birmingham, Alabama on Feb. 23-24.