Atlanta, GA – The Columbus State University track and field teams competed in the 41st annual Morehouse Relays hosted by Morehouse. The meet was not a team scoring competition.
On the women's side, Shan Crawford shined once again for Columbus State. The senior finished third in the 100-meter dash (12.10 seconds) and was the fastest runner in the 200-meter dash crossing the line in 24.52 seconds. Crawford currently has the fourth fastest 200-meter dash time in the nation and surpassed the NCAA provisional time.
The Lady Cougar 4x100-meter relay team of Asha Alexander, LaQuita Daniel, Zanquetta Smith and Crawford finished second in the competetion with a time of 46.95 seconds. The team hit the NCAA provisional time and currently have the fourth best time nationally.
Renee Usher recorded a top-five finish in the 800-meter run finishing in fourth place with a time of 2:22.65.
Caroline Rotich also brought home a first place finish for the Lady Cougars as she won the 10,000-meter run crossing the line in 43:14.87.
In the field portion of the event, Chatil Bradford finished sixth in both the shot put (11.44 meters) and discus throw (37.11 meters) competitions. Whitney Ryals also impressed in the javelin throw as she finished in fourth place with a distance of 30.92 meters.
For the Cougars, Kris Maragh had a good showing in both the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. The freshman finished 15th in the 100 crossing the line in 11.11 seconds while picking up a sixth place finish in the 200 with a time of 21.96 seconds.
Jeremy Williams just missed out on a top-10 finish in the 200-meter dash finishing in 11th place (22.26 seconds). Williams did however finish in ninth place in the 400-meter dash crossing the line in 49.25 seconds.
Columbus State placed three runners in the top-10 in the 1500-meter run as Nathaniel Reeves (fourth), John Neill (fifth) and Stephen Bowers (ninth) all had good performances. Henderson and Jacob Mobbs also finished in the top-five in the 5000-meter run finishing in third and fourth, respectively.
In the 10,000-meter run, Nathan Prickett finished in second place for CSU crossing the line in 35:07.31.
Peter Blickhahn performed well for the Cougars finishing in sixth in shot put (11.76 meters) and 10th in the discus throw (32.25 meters)
In the javelin throw, Douglas Lynch finished sixth with a throw of 41.91 meters.
Columbus State will once again be competeting in Atlanta in their next meet participating in the Emory Invitational on March 23 and 24.