RAMS STRONG START TO SEASON CONTINUES AT GMU INVITATIONAL

Meet: George Mason Invitational (Patriot Games)
Location: Fairfax, Va.
Results:  George Mason Invitational (Day One) (Day Two)

The Short Story: VCU's Women's Track & Field continued their solid start to the 2019 Indoor season with another strong showing at the George Mason Invitational. Overall, the Rams had athletes win eight of their respective events.

How It Happened (Day One)

  • Sophomore Courtney Higgins won both the Long Jump and 800M run, posting a leap of 5.44m and a time of 2:29.27 respectively.
  • Senior LeClare Beres placed second in the Shot Put, posting a throw 9.03m.
  • Higgins set a new personal best after finishing second in the 60M Hurdles posting a time of 9.01. Beres earned third place in the same event, finishing with a time of 9.19.
  • Higgins continued her solid day one performance by placing third in the High Jump, posting a leap of 1.53m.
  • All of day one's events that are listed above were a part of the Women's Pentathlon.

How It Happened (Day Two)

  • Senior Latrice Morris won the 60M Dash on Saturday after finishing with a time of 7.86. Junior Alexis Willis was close behind, posting a time of 7.89 to earn second place.
  • Junior Kayla Smith, senior Taylor Watkins and junior Alexis Willis finished first, second and third respectively after posting times of 25.21 (Smith), 25.84 (Watkins) and 26.27 (Willis)
  • Senior Ashley Greenlee earned first place in the 400M Dash, finishing with a time of 58.43.
  • Senior Nichelle Scott brought home first place in the 500M Dash, recording a time of 1:14.68 to set a new personal best.
  • Junior Kara Lyles earned a first place finish after posting a leap of 5.56m in the Long Jump. Junior Khoi Banks finished in second place in the event after leaping 5.24m.
  • Senior Camora Sanders won the Shot Put on Saturday, posting a throw of 13.61m. Freshman Shannon Moise earned second place in the event, recording a toss of 12.98m.
  • Sanders also won the Weight Throw, posting a toss of 17.44m.

What's Next

The Rams will be back in action on Friday, Feb. 1, when they travel to Lynchburg, Va. to compete in the Liberty Flames Invite.