SAVANNAH, Ga. (March 10) – The FAMU Men’s and Women’s Track teams competed for honors at the Tiger Orange and Blue Classic, hosted by Savannah State University in Ted Wright Stadium last Saturday.
@ In the meet’s Division One Women’s competition, FAMU scored a number of high finishes in running events including: Brianna Ballatt’s first in the 800 meters (2:28.43); Destiny Johnson’s first in the 400 hurdles (1:02.84); a 1-2-3-4-5 finish in the 10,000 meters led by Emmax Kiplagat (38:05.15); a win by Alahni Woods in the 100 hurdles (14.81); Judith Kibii’s win in the 1500 meters (4:57.29).
In the field events, the hits kept on coming for the FAMU Women, as EdQuisha Alvin placed first in the high jump (1.69 meters); Alahni Wood was first in the long jump (5.45 meters); Tiara Corbett won the triple jump (12.15 meters); Dorian Solomon placed first in the shot put (13.25 meters); Taylor Gorum won the discus throw (46.10 meters), Alelee Figueroa was tops in the hammer throw (46.20 meters), and Ashley Giacomucci was first in the javelin (32.13 meters).
@ The improving Rattler Men’s squad posted some highlights as well Saturday, as Timothy Ashley won the 200 meters (22.57) and finished second in the 100 meter final (11.29). Jamari Smith won the 400 meter dash (48.15); distance ace David Too won the 1500 meter run (3:55.56); Onesmus Kemboi led a 1-2-3 FAMU finish in the 10,000 meters (32:14.26).
In the field, Aaron Hanna won the shot put (14.70 meters) and the hammer throw (44.45 meters); Connor McMillan won the pole vault (4.26 meters), while Fair Herendre was second in the long jump (6.35 meters), and Joshua Butler was second in the discus throw (43.00 meters) and the javelin (42.16 meters), with Kani Falconer placing third in the triple jump (13.56 meters).
THE NEXT EVENT: FAMU will head north to Jacksonville, Ala., for the Gamecock Invitational Track Meet hosted by Jacksonville State University this Saturday, March 17.