Columbus State Track and Field Closes Out Competition in Day One of the FSU Twilight
Tallahassee, FL – The Columbus State track and field teams traveled to Tallahassee, Florida Friday evening to participate in the FSU Twilight hosted by Florida State University. The event is a two-day affair with CSU athletes competing in a variety of events. The Cougars competed in five events on Friday evening in an effort to lower their provisional times to qualify for the upcoming NCAA Championships.
In the women's portion of the event, Chatil Bradford competed in the shot put competition and placed in sixth place tallying a distance of 12.16 meters. Shelisia Crawford ran in the 100-meter dash crossing the line in 4th place with a time of 12.04 seconds. The last event that the Lady Cougars competed in was the 5000-meter run. Brittney Skiles brought home first place for CSU winning the race in 18:36.17 minutes. She was followed by teammate Ashley Arnold who finished the race in second place just six seconds shy of Skiles with a time of 18:42.46 minutes. Caroline Rotich (19:29.80, 5th place), Moneque English (19:49.23, 6th place) and Moneka English (20:20.17 7th place) also competed in the event for CSU.
In the men's portion of the FSU Twilight, John Neill finished in third place in the 500-meter run with a time of 15:30.46 minutes. Stewart Helton was right behind him in fourth place crossing the line in 15:33.06 minutes. Andy Henderson (15.38.82) rounded out the top five as he finished in fifth place in the event.
Jonathan Jones was the lone Cougar to participate in a field event Friday evening as he competed in the triple jump competition. Jones jumped for a distance of 13.27 meters which was good enough for eighth place.
Columbus State will wrap-up the FSU Twilight tomorrow afternoon as the first event is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.