VCU Sets Multiple Personal Records at Day Two of Richmond’s Fred Hardy Invitational

MEET:  Fred Hardy Invitational (Richmond, Va. – Robins Stadium)

THE BASICS: The VCU Women's Track and Field program continued its 2013 outdoor season with the second day of the Fred Hardy Invitational at the University of Richmond.

FINAL RESULTS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Sophomore Amethyst Polk set a personal record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.23 seconds. She placed 13th in the race out 83 runners.
  • In the 400-meter race, sophomore Jazmine Wright set a season-best time of 58.09 seconds, finishing 14th, while freshman Verna Hilaire-Lee set a personal record with a time of 58.13 seconds.
  • Freshman Brianna Krumholz placed 10th in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:17.57.
  • In the 100-meter hurdles, sophomore Alexis Stroman finished sixth with a time of 14.78 seconds. Junior Nneka Ogwu ran a season-best time of 14.90 seconds, placing ninth.
  • VCU had two top finishing teams in the 4x100-meter relay race. VCU team A, which consists of sophomores Nicole Grasty, and Kiara Porter, Stroman and senior Dionna Hayes, finished second with a time of 46.32 seconds. VCU team B, who is made up of seniors Chantal Luedeke and Sherrie Timberlake, junior Sarah Fulgham and Peter finished fifth with a time of 48.00 seconds in fifth place.
  • The 4x400-meter relay team of Porter, junior Niaimani Aduma, Grasty and Polk won the race with a season-best time of 3:45.24.
  • Junior Megan Simpson placed third in the high jump with a outdoor personal record jump of 1.60-meters.
  • Classmate Justine Dutton placed ninth with a season-best pole vault of 3.40-meters. Her jump was .06-meters off of her personal record.
  • In the long jump, Aduma placed ninth with a leap of 5.16-meters.
  • Junior Jaleesa Williams won the women's discus throw with a score of 45.45-meters.
  • In the javelin throw, freshman Briana Ratchford set a personal record with a throw of 37.67-meters to place seventh. Senior Princess Bethea set a personal record as well with a score of 25.06-meters, she placed in 22nd.

QUOTABLE  
"I was impressed with how well we competed today. We are seeing improvements from the sprints, jumps, throws and distance athletes. I am very excited to see where we will be in the weeks to come. We are off to a good start."
- Head Coach Jon Riley

WHAT'S AHEAD
The Rams travel to the Sunshine State next weekend for the Florida Relays from April 4-6.

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