March 26, 2011
Columbus State Track and Field Participates in Emory Classic
Atlanta – The Columbus State track and field teams participated in the Emory Classic hosted by Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The women had a strong showing finishing in fourth place out of 16 teams. The men also performed well finishing fifth out of 15 teams.
In women's action, Shelisia Crawford was the star as she took home first place in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. She ran the 100-meter dash in 12.10 seconds and posted an outstanding time of 24.85 seconds in the 200-meter dash. Asha Alexander finished in the top five in the 100-meter also as she crossed the line in 12.81 seconds, good enough for fourth place. The Lady Cougars had a good showing in the 3000 meter run as Brittney Skiles (10:48, fourth), Ashley Arnold (10:50, sixth) and Caroline Rotich (11:04 ninth) finished in the top 10. In the 100-meter hurdles Marina DeFoor came in third place with a time of 16.09 seconds. The team of Keila Beverly, Asha Alexander, Miriam Cobb and Shelisia Crawford finished second in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 48.33 seconds.
Ashley Grant finished eighth in the long jump with a distance of 4.73 meters while she finished fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 9.77 meters. Chatil Bradford had a great day finishing fourth in the shot put event (10.34 meters) and second in the discus throw (35.90 meters). In the final event of the day for the Lady Cougars, Whittney Ryals finished third in the javelin throw with a distance of 31.73 meters.
In the men's portion, Jeremy Williams
and John Neil were the only two individual winners for Columbus State. Williams won the 400-meter dash for CSU with a time of 49.96 seconds. Neil won the 3000 meter run with a time of 8:59.72 with two other Cougars finishing in the top five (Stephen Bowers
8:59.95, second and Stewart Helton
9:03, fourth). In the 200-meter dash, Yvens Joseph
finished eighth with a time of 23.51 seconds. Freshman Ian Edawards came in seventh place in the 1500 meter run coming across the line in 4:10. The Cougar group of Jonathan Jones
, Josh Tolbert, Gerald Chichester
and Jeremy Williams won the 4x100 meter relay with a great time of 43.13 seconds.
Jonathan Jones competed in the high jump, long jump and triple jump and finished in the top seven in all of the events. In the high jump, the sophomore finished in fifth place with a distance of 1.85 meters. He also came in fifth place in the triple jump with a dance of 13.22 meters and in the long jump Jones placed in seventh with a jump measuring 6.09 meters.
Columbus State is back in action next weekend, as the Cougars will compete in the Tri-Meet Tuskogee-Clayton State in Morrow, Georgia. The meet is schedule to get underway at 3:00 p.m.