Grambling Track& Field with multiple strong showings at Pelican Relays

Title image via Aniyah Rivers, Grambling State Athletics

Courtesy of Curtis Ford, Grambling State Athletics

The Grambling State University track & field got several top finishes and set several individual personal records at the Pelican Relays hosted by Southern University over the weekend.
On Friday, Kyla Blockett passed the GSU women in the 200m, finishing in second place with a personal record time of 24.69. Amari Wrightsil placed fifth with her best run of the season (24.83). Kayla Ford(24.89), Ty Glasco (25.06) and Journie Mayfield (25.45) also achieved personal records in the women’s 200m. Ford and Glasco also captured spots in the top 10 coming in seventh and eighth. 
In the men’s 200m, Dante Brown notched a personal best time finishing with a mark of 21.30 to grab fourth place. 
In Friday’s field events, Jean Dixon nabbed fourth place in the men’s hammer throw with a distance of 37.94m, which was a PR for him. Jalen Mays, who came in seventh, earned his best career throw with a toss of 34.47m.
On Saturday, Ivory Davis set the tone in the women’s 100m hurdles, leading three Tigers into the top five. Davis came in second place with a 13.90. Dynia Lewis(14.13) came in fourth place while Denver Winters placed fifth with her personal best of 14.39. 
In the men’s 110m hurdles, Savantez Phillips cashed in a third-place spot, clocking in at 15.30.
Blockett and Glasco followed their Friday performances in the women’s 200m with top three finishes in the women’s 100m. Blockett (12.08) came in second while Glasco (12.30) finished third. 
James Brown, Christian Lewis and Lawrence Lambert were impressive in the men’s 100m with Brown (10.73) and Lewis (10.82) coming in third and fourth. Lambert was eighth (10.97). 
Kourtney Warren clinched another second-place result for the Tigers in the women’s 400m hurdles, clocking in at 1:04.40. In the men’s 400m hurdles, Amari Gatewood-Peterson nabbed fifth place with a time of 57.13. 
In the women’s 400m, Wrightsil pulled strong with a strong fourth place finish (56.93). 
Aidan Starling finished the men’s 1500m in fifth place with a time of 4:20.58.
In Saturday’s field events, Grambling State was exceptional with wins coming in the men’s long jump and the women’s high jumps.
James Brown grabbed first place in the men’s long jump after leaping a personal best 7.59m. Lawarence Lamberth was just behind him in second with a jump of 7.52m, which was also a personal record. Christian Lewis was sixth with a 6.97m leap, his best of the year. 
Jaime Richardson snatched first place in the women’s high jump with a personal record jump of 1.75m. Pearl Moss came in third (1.62m). Anaya Jones and Bethany Peoples landed inside the top ten, coming in sixth and seventh, both with distances of 1.4m. 
In the women’s long jump, Grambling State secured five spots in the top ten, with Shatara Johnson leading the way in second place (5.83m). Shamaya Joiner was third (5.63m) while Daylece Newsome secured fourth (5.55m). Angel Sanders (5.45m) wrapped up sixth while Jazmine Carroway (5.28) took home eighth.
Nick Bailey grabbed a podium spot in the men’s high jump, placing third with a personal record leap of 2.00m. Jahorous Turner came in fifth at 1.90m. 
In the men’s shot put, Jalen Mays snagged fifth place with a throw of 13.57m. while Jean Dixon clinch seventh in the men’s discus with a personal record.

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