Track and Field Break Three More School Records at Vanderbilt Invitational
HATTIESBURG, Miss- The Southern Miss men's and women's indoor track and field team saw one event win and three more school records shattered on the second day of competition. Over the course of the two-day meet, the teams combined for two event wins and three school records.
"This was a great season meet for both the men and the women," said head coach Jon Stuart. "There was good competition from all over the country, and we stepped up to meet the challenge.
Junior John Warren broke the men's triple jump school record and won the event with a 52'8" mark. The record was previously held by Christopher Monroe (2016) with a mark of 50'11". Sophomore Caleb Parker broke the men's 60m hurdles school record with a time of 7.77, placing second overall. The men's 60m hurdles record was previously held by Randy McCoy (2014) with a time of 7.79.
The third school record was the men's 4x4 squad, comprised of McKinely West, Alexander Richemond, Kacey Spinks and Lorenzen Burton, with a time of 3:12.82.
West and Cra'vorkian Carson went three and four in the men's 60m dash with times of 6.69 and 6.74 seconds. West maintains first in the Conference USA ranks and Carson moves into second with that time.
The women's 4x4 relay team, made up by Arianna Taylor, Chenelle Ricketts, Rian Robinson and Brooklyn Polk, finished fifth overall with a time of 3:51.26.
In the women's triple jump, Adriana Mitchell and Callie Jones finished sixth and seventh with marks of 12.23m and 12.20m. Courtney Filliben ran the women's 800m in 2:12.04 to finish tenth.
Alexis Chiles had a new personal best in the women's shot put with a 15.09m throw, while teammate Brashe Wood came in tenth with a 14.53m mark.
"I really like where we are as a team, but there is still work to be done before we enter the championship meet in February and March," continued Stuart.
Next on the schedule for the Golden Eagles is the Bayou Bengal Invitational, hosted by LSU, on February 2 in Baton Rouge.