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JCSU women ready to run at CIAA
'Legion of Zoom' rolls into postseason
 
Published Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:47 am
by Herbert L White

Johnson C. Smith women’s track and field is primed for a postseason run.

PHOTO/CALVIN FERGUSON
Johnson C. Smith senior Danielle Williams (left) challenges sister Shermaine Williams (center), a 2012 Olympian and JCSU gradaute in the women's 100 meter hurdles at the JCSU Invitational April 12. The Golden Bulls are a favorite at the CIAA outdoor championships in Petersburg, Va.

The Golden Bulls set three school records last week at the 2014 JCSU Invitational at the Irwin Belk Complex. JCSU’s next meet is the CIAA outdoor championships April 18-19 in Petersburg, Va.

Senior sprinter Danielle Williams was second in the 100 meter hurdles with a season best time of 13.17, trailing her sister Shermaine, a JCSU graduate and 2012 Olympian with a time of 13.07. Sophomore Shamaz Quince had a personal best time of 14.70 and senior A’Tyan Kennedy (Rock Hill, S.C.) ran a season best 14.89.

Sophomore Trudy-Ann Richards won the 100 meters event final in 12 seconds flat. Freshmen Shanice Pettigrew and Melony Woody both had personal best of 12.49 and 12.55, respectively. Danielle Williams clocked 11.74 in the 100 dash preliminaries but did not compete in the final.

Pettigrew had a personal best time of 25.30 for fourth place in the 200 meters, while Woody clocked a personal best of 25.44 for sixth. Sophomore Tovea Jenkins finished third in a new school record time of 53.97 in the 400 meters, beating the previous standard of 54.00 she set earlier this month at the Auburn Classic.

Senior Samantha Elliott, ranked first in Division II in the 400-meter hurdles, won the event in 58.40, ahead of freshman Crystal Campbell (1:02.86). 

The 4x100 team of Quince, Danielle Williams, Richards, and Elliott raced to a Division II best 45.35 seconds. The 4x400 squad of Kennedy, Julius-Williams, Campbell, and Jenkins won in 3:44.03.

Freshman Domenique Julius-Williams took second in the 800 meters with a personal- and school-best time of 2 minutes, 13.48 seconds – the second straight week a new school standard was set.  

 

 

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