PORTER, RATCHFORD BREAK SCHOOL RECORDS TO HIGHLIGHT VCU’S SHOWING AT MASON SPRING INVITE

Event: George Mason Spring Invite
Location: Mason Stadium – Fairfax, Va.

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The Short Story:
Junior Kiara Porter (pictured, main) and sophomore Briana Ratchford (pictured, right) both broke school records to highlight VCU's showing at the Mason Spring Invite this past weekend. Porter's record-breaking performance came in the 100m (11.38) and Ratchford took down the javelin mark (138' 7"). Overall, the Rams finished seventh with 44.5 points in a meet which saw 20 teams score points.

The Highlights:

  • In an event she rarely competes in, Porter smashed the old 100m record of 11.53, clocking in at 11.38. The Yorktown, Va. native now holds every sprint record (60m to 500m) both indoors and outdoors at VCU. The time of 11.38 currently sits as the 13th fastest time in the country this spring.
  • Ratchford stepped up and unleashed a throw of 138' 7" to finish fourth in the javelin and break VCU's old school record by more than six feet. She also is the first javelin thrower in school history to qualify for the ECACs. She followed that up with a fifth place showing in the shot put with a mark of 41' 8 ¾".
  • Freshman De'Nisha Smith grabbed fourth place in the long jump with a leap of 18'5 to move her onto the all time list at VCU in ninth. Sarah Fulgham followed with an eighth place performance of 17'4.75.
  • Brianna Krumholz had a PR setting performance in becoming the fourth fastest runner in school history in the 800 with her time of 2:14.67. 
  • Alexis Stroman moved onto the all time list at VCU in the 400 hurdles with her time of 1:06.78. This was the short hurdler's first time running the longer event. 
  • Emily Dyke's strong showing in the 1500 of 4:47.98 put the freshman onto the school all time list in that event for the first time, starting out ninth all time. 
  • Christina Solomon finished 10th in the high jump with her clearance of 5'3.
Up Next
  • Next weekend, the Rams will send split squads to the Kentucky Relays and the Morgan State Legacy Meet. 
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