NEARLY 30 RAMS RANKED AMONG ATLANTIC 10’S TOP PERFORMERS THIS SPRING
||Kiara Porter (1st - 11.74)
Dionna Hayes (3rd - 11.89)
Carina Peter (9th - 12.21)
Nicole Grasty (10th - 12.26)
||Kiara Porter (1st - 23.28)
Dionna Hayes (4th - 24.52)
Verna Hilaire-Lee (6th - 24.58)
Nicole Grasty (7th - 24.63)
Amethyst Polk (9th - 24.76)
|400m:||Kiara Porter (1st - 53.11)|
|4x100:||Hayes, Porter, Stroman, Grasty (1st - 45.75)
|4x400:||Aduma, Grasty, Porter, Polk (1st - 3:41.90)
||Justine Dutton (6th - 3.40m/11' 1.75")
||Sarah Fulgham (10th - 5.55m/18' 2.5")|
||Chaneka Perry (4th - 12.25m/40' 2.25")
Jennifer McAvoy (9th - 11.66m/38' 3.25")
Carina Peter (10th- 11.60m/38' 0.75")
|Shot Put:||Jalessa Williams (3rd - 14.10m/46' 3.25")
Jessica Williams (5th - 13.77m/45' 2.25")
|Discus:||Jalessa Williams (2nd - 49.40m/162' 1")
Jessica Williams (3rd - 47.24m/155')
|Hammer:||Jalessa Williams (4th -51.63m/169' 5")|
|Javelin:||Briana Ratchford (8th -37.67m/123' 7")|
|100h:||Alexis Stroman (4th - 14.09)
Chantal Luedke (9th - 14.60)
Nneka Ogwu - (10th - 3783)
RICHMOND, Va. – With just over two weeks left until their first appearance at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Women's Track & Field Championships, VCU has positioned themselves quite well to make some noise and a run at bringing home the title.
Entering this weekend, the Rams have posted 26 top-10 performances, 14 of which rank in the top-five.
Sophomore Kiara Porter holds the conference's top performances in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter, as well as running a leg on the 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay, both of which have posted the top time in the conference this spring.
Senior Dionna Hayes is setting up to create quite a duo with Porter, posting top-four performances in both the 100m and 200m. She was also a member of the 4x100 relay squad that has the top mark in the conference this spring.
The sister duo of redshirt juniors Jessica and Jalessa Williams have the Black & Gold in position to put up some quality points in the throws. Jaleesa ranks in the top-four in the shot put, discus and hammer throw, while Jessica ranks in the top-five of both the shot put and the discus.
VCU will take the week and prepare for a run at its first-ever conference championship. Last season, the Rams finished second overall at the CAA Championships, tying the highest-ever finish in program history.
The events will get underway next Saturday, May 4 in Charlotte. Live results can be followed through Atlantic10.com.