Atlanta – The Columbus State University track and field programs competed in their second consecutive meet hosted by Emory competing in the Emory Classic this weekend which took place at the Emory Track and Field Complex in Atlanta.
The Lady Cougars finished the event in third place with 103 points behind Emory (216 pts.) and Oberlin (114 pts.)
All-American Shan Crawford once again led the way for Columbus State. She won both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash and was a part of the 4x100-meter relay team that took home the top prize. The senior crossed the line in 12.12 seconds in the 100-meter dash and finished the 200 in 24.95 seconds.
Smith also had a good performance in the 100-meter dash as she finished second (12.34 seconds) while Daniel had a second place finish in the 200-meter dash (25.37 seconds) and ran a personal best time in the 400-meter dash (58.89 seconds) coming in the fourth place.
The Lady Cougars excelled in the field events Saturday also as Whitney Ryals won the javelin throw with a distance of 33.46 meters while Chatil Bradford had a season best distance of 12.20 meters in the shut put that placed her third. Bradford also finished third in the discus throw with a distance of 37.76 meters.
On the men side, the Cougars finished in fourth place with 86 points. Emory won the event with 170 points.
Jeremy Williams was the star of the show winning the 200-meter dash, finishing second in the 400-meter dash and helped set a school record in the 4x100-meter relay. In the 200, Williams set a new career best time crossing the line in 22.17 seconds and ran the 400-meter dash in 48.90 seconds.
Chichester also performed well in the 400-meter dash coming in third place with a time of 49.57 seconds, a season best.
Maragh notched two top-five finishes Saturday. In the 100-meter dash, the freshman came in second place with a time of 10.95 seconds and finished third in the 200-meter dash crossing the line in 22.21 seconds.
Andy Henderson set a season best time of 9:06 in the 3000-meter run coming in third place.
John Neill came in second place in the 1500-mete run with a time of 3:59.45.
Two school records fell during the field events on the men side. Douglas Lynch threw a new record in the javelin throwing tossing it 50.87 meters. Peter Blickhahn was sixth in the hammer throw with a CSU record distance of 37.96 meters.
Jonathan Jones won the high jump for the Cougars with a jump of 1.88 meters.
Columbus State will compete in its first Division I meet of the season next weekend competing in the Tiger Track Classic hosted by Auburn. The meet will begin Friday, April 6.