Southern Miss Breaks School Record on the First Day of Competition
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss men’s and women’s indoor track team broke a school record on the opening day at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.
McKinely West, who broke two school records at the Vulcan Invitational last weekend, broke his own record on Friday evening. The Camilla, Ga. native broke the men’s 200m record again and claimed the event win with a time of 21.39.
Along with West, Cra’vorkian Carson and Alexander Richemond finished in the top five in the 200m. Carson finished second with a time of 21.54 and Richemond came in fourth running a 21.75.
Chedlin Sagesse was the top collegiate finisher, second overall, in the men’s long jump with a mark of 7.53m. John Warren came in ninth in the long jump with a 7.24m mark.
On the women’s side of competition, Zaria Jones and Jamari Drake finished eighth and ninth in the high jump both with a 1.65m.
Nadia Maffo and Danisha Jones came in eighth and ninth in the weight throw with 19.35m and 18.37m launches.
Competition continues tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT, beginning with the women’s 3,000 meters. Field Events will start at 10:30 a.m. CT with the women’s pole vault.