Three More Golden Eagles Capture Medals at C-USA Outdoor Championships
Gibbs, Peters and Wood all reach the podium
EL PASO, Texas – The Southern Miss men’s and women’s track and field teams sent three more to the podium on day three of competition. Competition concludes tomorrow as the field events begin at 2 pm CT and the finals for the running events are set to start up at 5:30 pm.
Emron Gibbs and Thomas Peters captured gold and silver medals in the men’s javelin with season best throws from both. Gibbs launched a 74.82m mark and Peters threw for a 66.15m mark.
“The highlight of the day was going first and second in the javelin,” said head coach Jon Stuart. “The javelin crew really came through for us, and Emron regained the form that earned him All-American honors last year.”
Brashe’ Wood took home the bronze in the women’s discus after a 50.79m toss.
Mid-year signee Dominic Governale finished sixth in the javelin with a 60.05m throw.
In the women’s 3000 meter steeplechase, Daphney Stanford came in tenth with a time of 11:10.37.
Caleb Parker finished seventh in the high jump with a 1.97m jump, while teammate Eric Washington finished tenth in the long jump with a 7.14m mark.
Today’s competition also included the majority of the preliminary track events. Thirteen Golden Eagles qualified for finals in fourteen events.
“We had multiple finalist in almost every running event, and it wasn’t easy at altitude with temperatures in the 90’s,” continued Stuart. “Tomorrow’s finals will be a test of who is the toughest.”
Keiyana Gaskin advances to finals in both 100m and 200m dashes. Courtney Filliben and Natalya Hall-Dekleva both qualified in the women’s 800m.
Dana Dillistone, Regen McGee, Savannah McMillon, and Monika Gebarzewska all qualified for the 1500m finals.
Modesty Lorick and Talia Thompson are both qualified to compete in the finals of the 100m and 400m hurdles.
Cra’vorkian Carson, Alexander Richemond and Jamad Smith all qualified for the 100m dash. Carson also qualified for the 200m dash.
Caleb Parker qualified in the 110m hurdles while Kacey Spinks qualified in the 400m hurdles.
Fans can follow the live stats tomorrow to catch more field events and the finals in the track events.