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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Morgan State women’s track and field team began the 2016-17 indoor season competing in the Navy Lid Lifter, hosted by the United States Naval Academy on Thursday evening. The Lady Bears would take home seven first-place finishes, including a relay team.
The Lady Bears finished in second-place overall with a total of 49 points. Thursday’s event also marked the second straight year that the Lady Bears would finish the dual scoring with just one loss. That lone loss would again come to host Navy.
Navy finished in first with a total of 57.50 points, while Georgetown came in third with 29 points. Towson finished in fourth with 28 points, followed by Mount St. Mary’s (8.50 points), Loyola-Maryland (6 points) and American (5 points).
Ke’von Lumb led three Lady Bears to top five finishes in the 60 meter dash with her winning time of 7.67 seconds. Charnice Anderson finished in second-place in a time of 7.79, while Kevena Jones came in third at 7.87 seconds.
Anderson would then earn a first-place finish in the 200 meter dash, finishing in a time of 25.17. Annastacia Barham (25.38) placed third and Brittany Meads ran a time of 25.46 to place fourth.
Barham captured the 400 meter dash with a winning time of 57.31. Siani Sellers (58.32) and Briana Wilson(59.06) finished in fourth and fifth, respectively.
The 800 meter dash was won by Morgan State’s Valencia McDowell, who ran a time of 2:15.96. Ashley Souffrant placed fifth in a time of 2:23.06. Daijah Davis-Hines finished in fourth in the 60 meter hurdles in a time of 9.30.
The Lady Bears’ 4X400 meter relay team of Annastacia Barham, Brittany Meads, Valencia McDowell and Olivia Jamison ran a time of 3:53.40 to claim first place.
Morgan State’s field team also got into the action, as Jailah Mason and Lumb also took home event titles. Mason won the high jump with a height of 1.83 meters, while Lumb won the long jump with a distance of 5.56 meters. Rochelle Johnson would place second in the long jump with a mark of 5.48 meters.
Jasmyn Hall finished third in the shot put with a throw of 12.60 meters. Nikelene McLean (13.09 meters) placed fifth in the weight throw.
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