Southern Wesleyan track and field competed in two meets this weekend, one in Florida and one in Georgia. Some members of the team went to the FSU Relays in Tallahassee, Fla. while others traveled just down the road to Atlanta for the Emory Invitational.
The Warriors will be back in action next weekend, travelling to Rome, Ga. for the Shorter Invitational.
FSU Relays – Results
Six NCCAA qualifying standards were met at the FSU Relays, all from the women’s side. Olivia Bush had two of those cuts and also saw the best individual finish of the meet for SWU. Bush placed 8th in the 400 hurdles and qualified for NCCAA Nationals with a time of 1:07.45. She also made the cut in the 100 hurdles and placed 17th with a time of 15.50.
Amber King also had a top-10 finish, placing 9th in the long jump with a jump of 5.13 meters. King had already qualified for the NCCAA meet last week at USF. Lavornne Taylor was also able to qualify in two races for the NCCAA meet, with qualifying times in the 400 and 200. In the 400, Taylor ran a 1:00.13 and a 26.39 in the 200. Jess Maggio also made the cut in the 200 with a time of 26.53.
Emory Invitational – Results
Four more individuals reached NCCAA standards at Emory on Saturday as Keith Johnson won the 400 meter dash. Johnson’s time of 48.65 was a season-best and won the race by 0.66 seconds. Jhante McMillian also came in with a qualifying time in the 400 with a 10th place finish and a time of 50.84.
Leann Gibson threw a season-best 11.49 meters in the shot put, more than 0.5 meters more than last weeks’ best as Gibson also qualified for the NCCAA meet. Sierra Zemanick was also able to qualify for the NCCAA meet in the 800 meter with a time of 2:23.42.