A DOZEN RAMS ADVANCE TO FINALS, SET UP PROMISING DAY TWO

Meet: Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships
Location: Fairfax, Va.
Results: A-10 Championships Day One Results

The Short Story: VCU had 12 athletes advance to the finals of their respective events at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships.  Four Rams scored points for the team.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Sakia Konin scored two points for the Rams in the heptathlon, finishing seventh with overall in the event.  Konin hit a personal record in the 800-meter run portion of the event, running a time of 2:33.57.

  • De'Nisha Smith and Khoi Banks advanced to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles with Smith placing third and Banks placing seventh in the preliminaries.

  • The Rams had three women qualify for the final of the 400-meter run.  Kayla Smith finished second with a time of 55.27 seconds while Ann Sheehy and Taylor Watkins finished sixth and eighth, respectively.

  • Ashley Greenlee finished fourth in the 500-meter run preliminaries, advancing to the final with a time of 1:15.60.

  • Latrice Morris and Alexis Willis dominated their heats to advance to the final of the 60-meter dash. Morris ran a time of 7.64 seconds while Willis put up a time of 7.66 seconds.  Dajae Goulet also qualified for the final, coming in second in Willis' heat with a time of 7.78 seconds.

  • Nichelle Scott won her heat to advance to the 800-meter run final.  Scott won the heat with a time of 2:13.36.

  • Ashley Brown had the fastest preliminary time in the 1,000-meter run, advancing to the finals with a time of 2:56.23.

  • In the 200-meter run prelims, Kayla Smith and Latrice Morris won their heats to advance to the final with times of 24.98 and 25.13, respectively.

  • The distance medley relay team (Courtney Holleran, Candice James, Judith White, and Emily Dyke) finished seventh with a time of 12:11.44.

  • Ashleigh Banks hit a mark of 16.38 meters in the weight throw to finish fourth in the event while Camora Sanders hit a mark of 15.14 meters, her first time hitting a mark above 15 meters.

  • Khoi Banks finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 5.59 meters.

UP NEXT
VCU will compete in day two of the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships tomorrow, Feb. 19.