Meet: Christopher Newport University Holiday Open
Location: Newport News, Va.
Team Scoring: 1-William and Mary 158.5, 2-Norfolk State 87, 3-VCU 82.5, 4-Coppin State 57, 5-Hampton 40, 6-North Carolina State 31, 7-Richmond 14
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Junior De'Nisha Smith stole the show with victories in the 200-meter dash and the 60-meter hurdles. Her time of 8.88 seconds in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles is tied for the sixth-best time in the event in VCU indoor history.
- Junior Taylor McCormick leaped 38' 8" (11.78 meters) in the triple jump. The mark is the fifth-best VCU indoor mark for the triple jump. McCormick also holds the fourth-best mark in the triple jump.
- Sophomore Camora Sanders tossed the weight 48' 9" (14.86 meters) to earn fifth in the weight throw. The mark ranks tenth all-time for VCU.
- Freshman Yomna Soliman vaulted a heighted 9' 11" (3.04 meters) in the pole vault, which ranks sixth on the VCU indoor all-time list.
- Senior Christina Solomon's jump of 5' 3" (1.60 meters) puts her at a tie for tenth all-time in the indoor high jump for VCU.
- Freshman Kayla Smith and Sophomore Candice James finished fourth and fifth respectively in the 600-meter run.
- Sophomore Latrice Morris finished fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.68 seconds.
The Rams are off for a month before returning to action on Saturday, Jan. 7 when they go to compete in the GMU Father Diamond Invitational in Fairfax, Va.