Mobile, Ala. - William Carey University Men and Women's Outdoor Track & Field returned to action this past weekend in the Jaguar Classic hosted by the University of South Alabama. The WCU men's team finished third and the women's team came in fifth at the event.


Men's Recap

  • Justin Johnson (JR/Olive Branch, MS) ran two new personal best times in the 100m (10.68) and 200m (21.88).
  • Tre'Anterius Brooks (FR/Quitman, MS) won the men's Long Jump (6.68m) and took T2nd in the men's high jump (1.86m) .
  • Geoffrey Kipchumba (JR/Eldoret, Kenya) took the 3,000 meter individual title with a time of 8:30.44.

Women' Recap

  • Pam Byrd in her first meet, ran 100m (12.46) and 200m (25.34) and the second leg of the 4x100m (46.67).  Her 200m and 4x100m times rank him first in the SSAC and the time in the 200m ranks 3rd.
  • The ladies 4x100m of Charlana Donald (FR/Terry, MS), Pamela Byrd, Mia Bridges (JR/Laurel, MS), and Annie Cooks (SR/Quitman, MS) qualified A-Standard for the National Championship. Their time ranks 1st in the SSAC and 2nd Nationally.

 "I'm pleased with the results from this week's meet,"  said Head Coach Blake Hegstrom. "We really trained through this meet and I thought that we really did a great job of competing and entering the weekend with the right mindset.  We had a number of personal best times that were run and many of those marks stand at the top of our conference."

 Next Up

Carey Track & Field are back in action at the Mississippi College Twilight Invitational on March 31st in Clinton, Miss.