Rams Conclude Busy Weekend at the New Captain Classic and Multi-Events

MEET: New Captain's Classic and Multi-Events

THE BASICS: Members of the VCU Track and Field Program also competed in the New Captain's Classic and Multi-Events at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.  on Saturday and Sunday.

FINAL RESULTS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Sophomore Niema Eaves placed 10th with a season-best run of 2:25.27 in the 800-meters.
  • In the 5000-meter race, junior Riley Louden set a personal record time of 21:02.59, finishing in fifth place.
  • Junior Jazmine Wright set a personal-best with a run of 1:06.22 in the 400-meter hurdles.
  • In the long jump, Sarah Fulgham leaped a season-best 5.55-meters to win the event.
  • Junior Chaneka Perry and senior Jennifer McAvoy placed first and third, respectively, in the triple jump. Perry recorded a season-best of 12.25-meters, while McAvoy posted a season-best leap of 11.37-meters.
  • VCU had two top seven finishers in the heptathlon. Leading the way was junior Nneka Ogwu, who placed fifth with a personal record score of 3,783 points. In sixth place was sophomore Amani Harper, who scored 3,661 points.
  • In the shot put, junior Precious Nwala placed fourth with a personal record toss of 11.63-meters.
  • Freshman Jada Roberts finished seventh in the discus throw with a toss of 30.63-meters.
  • The Rams placed two in the top seven in the hammer throw. Nwala placed fourth with a personal record throw of 40.21-meters and Roberts finished sixth throwing a personal-best 37.82-meters.

WHAT'S AHEAD
VCU concludes the regular season at the Penn Relays next weekend, April 25-26. The Atlantic 10 Championships are set for May 4-5 at Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C.

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