Lady Crusaders claim 2nd straight SSAC crown

Lady Crusaders claim 2nd straight SSAC crown
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HATTIESBURG, MS _ Sophomore Brittany Jones placed first in two events and second and third in two others to help William Carey University win the 2019 Southern States Athletic Conference Women’s Track and Field Meet for a second consecutive year.

Carey won the two-day event at the WCU Track and Field Complex with 284 points.

Jones, who was the meet’s high scorer for a second consecutive year, won the long jump with a 19-foot, 2 ½-inch leap and won the triple jump in 39 feet, 1 ¼ inches. She finished second in the 100-meter dash in 12.08 seconds and third in the high jump at 5 feet, 2 ½ inches.

Junior Aniekeme Etim set SSAC records in winning both sprints, posting an 11.38-second 100-meter dash and a 23.65-second 200-meter dash.

Freshman Andi Wheeler went the distance, finishing first at 5,000 meters (19 minutes, 37.87 seconds) and 10,000 meters (41 minutes, 25.4 seconds).

Carey also took gold in both hurdles, with sophomore Terese Lujua winning the 100-meter hurdles in 15.21 seconds and sophomore Kierra Frazier finishing first in the 400-meter hurdles at 1 minutes, 4.7 seconds.

Other top finishers for the Lady Crusaders included:

  • 100 meters: 3rd _ Keaghan Peppers, 12.39 seconds
  • 200 meters: 2nd _ Younis Bese, 25.94 seconds; 3rd _ Peppers, 26.25
  • 400 meters: 1st _ Jasmine Williams, 57.12 seconds; 2nd _ Brittany Washington, 58.72
  • 800 meters: 2nd _ Jaden Russell, 2 minutes, 25.23 seconds; 3rd _ Lillie Lightsey, 2:29.13
  • 1,500 meters: 1st _ Russell, 4 minutes, 56.22 seconds
  • 100-meter hurdles: 2nd _ Kierra Frazier, 16.05 seconds
  • 400-meter hurdles: 2nd _ Sennia Corbin, 1 minute, 7.65 seconds
  • High jump: 1st _ Raven Thompson, 5 feet, 4 ½ inches
  • Triple jump: 2nd _ Talayla Davis, 35 feet, 5 ¼ inches
  • Shot put: 1st _ Lachan Terrell, 38 feet, 2 inches
  • 4X100-meter relay: 1st _ Williams, Bese, Etim, Davis, 47.31 seconds
  • 4X400-meter relay: 1st _ Washington, Frazier, Williams, Kameron Jefferson, 4 minutes, 0.54 seconds
  • 4X800-meter relay: Corbin, LIghtsey, Angela Opore, AnastasiaThibedeaux, 10 minutes, 21.93 seconds

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