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Kinnesha Jones won the triple jump at Clemson.
Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Kinnesha Jones won the triple jump at Clemson.
17 Lady Rattlers Qualified For MEAC Championship
Release: Wednesday 01/29/2012 (ET)
by Florida A&M Sports Information
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CLEMSON,SC (Feb.28) - In their final tuneup before the MEAC indoor track and field championship, the Lady Rattlers had several improved performances in the Clemson Invitational at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex.

Leading the way for the Lady Rattlers in the meet was triple jumper Kinnesha Jones, who took first place in the collegiate division with a jump of 11.92m (39-01.25).

Overall, the Lady Rattlers had several top 10 finishes in the meet. In the 60m dashm Nakia Linson took second place in a time of 7.74, and was followed by teammate Jasmie Pleasant who finishes in 7.75 seconds to finish third. Pleasant would get the top finish for the Lady Rattlers in the 200m dash with a time of 25.34. Dynasty Jones would round out the Lady Rattlers in the top 10 of the 400m run with a time of 57.54.

Chandelic Jackson scored a second place finish in the 800m run in 2:18.71, while Nichola Listhrop pulled an eighth place finish in 2:25.61. Jackson would get another solid finish in the mile run, where she finished sixth in 5:11.90. Ariel Allen finished seventh in 5:15.86.

Distance runner Nadine Mulvaney took second place in the 5000m run. Her time of 17:59.20 was just in front of teammates Ciera Williams who finished in fourth place in 18:46.77 and Clariccia Golden who finished in 18:52.64 to take fifth place. Mulvaney and Williams would finish the 3000m run at seventh and eighth place, finishing in 10:55.51 and 11:13.73 respectively.

The women's 4x400m relay team was much-improved over last week's disappointing performance at the Gator Invite, as they took second place in a time of 3:54.58. The team of Allen, Linson, Jones and Jeanette Hulse marked a significant performance on the team.

Linson would also take second place in the long jump. She catapulted to 5.81m, while Jones took eighth place with a leap of 5.29m.

Stephanie Colter, who qualified last week for the indoor championships, cleared 1.55m to take third place in the high jump.

Sasha-Ann Lebert took second place in the shot put at 12.55m, Cynia Clark took fifth at 12.75 m and Shamona Haughton took ninth place with a toss of 10.67m. Lebert tookeighth in the weight throw with a distance of 13.64m and Haughton took tenth place with a toss of 13.04m.


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