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A Hopeful Finish for Roanoke Track and Field

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Photo Courtesy of Maroon Athletics
Photo Courtesy of Maroon Athletics

By Brigitte Rec

The Roanoke College men’s and women’s track and field teams are well into their outdoor season. Throughout this season, they have made tremendous personal records and are hopeful for ODAC Championship domination later in the month.

At the Liberty Collegiate Invitational last weekend, sophomores Caity Ashley and Claire Brooks represented Roanoke in the 3000 meter steeplechase grabbing third and fourth place respectively. Ashley finished with a time of 12:03 and Brooks crossed the line at 12:18. Also clocking in at impressive times was junior Erin McGovern who took sixth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.81 and ninth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:07.63. Junior Alease Kinney ran a time of 58.24 in the 400 meter dash that Saturday, putting her fourth in the rankings. Alexis Janney finished a minute and ten seconds behind Kinney to take fifth.

For the throwers, senior Audra Aldrich grabbed 12th place in the discus with a toss of 110’2”. Junior Mary Kelly represented Roanoke throwing javelin and took fourth place with a distance of 126’6”, making her the top Division III athlete in the event.

For the men Maroons, junior Harrison Toney won first in the 5000 meter run, crossing the line at 15:38.42. In the 3000 meter steeplechase, senior Trevor Quesenberry placed fifth receiving the time of 10:38.34. Senior Cody Meadows also dominated at Liberty in the 800 meter, placing third at the meet.

The men ended the meet on a high note with sophomore Cameron Thompson, freshmen Mykal Dawkins, Justin Ginnings, and senior Cody Meadows finishing with a 3:27.01 in the 4×400 meter relay, grabbing third in the meet.

The Maroons will be racing again April 11 when they travel to Greensboro, NC to compete in the North Carolina A&T Invitational.