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April 16, 2024 3:49 pm

Reeves breaks all-time school record, wins 200M

WINSTON-SALEM – Senior Jaylin Reeves broke the all-time school record and reached the NCAA standard in the 200 meters on Dec. 4, as the University of Mount Olive women’s track and field team continued its season-opening weekend at the JDL Early Bird Invitational.

Reeves set a new school record with a first place finish in the event after previously holding a time in the top-10 overall at UMO. With the flat track conversion, she also reached the NCAA provisional mark in her first appearance of the season. Additionally, Reeves finished fourth overall in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.72 seconds, while also setting a personal record in the preliminaries with a time of 7.70, as both times qualified for the conference meet. Her prelim time was third-fastest in program history. Reeves was an all-region recipient and second-team all-conference honoree in the 60-meter dash during the 2022 indoor season.

In addition to Reeves, sophomore Jamesha Howell reached the league standard in the 60-meter dash after setting the seventh-fastest time in UMO history with a mark of 7.85.

Senior Jaiden Moody and sophomore Vinesha Briggs reached the league championship mark in the 400 meters. Moody placed fourth overall after crossing the line with a time of 59.93, while Briggs finished in eighth place with a time of 1:00.76.

In the pole vault, freshman Trinity Frayer posted the second-best all-time mark in program history with a height of 2.75 meters to qualify for the conference meet.

Senior Mora Smith and Howell each registered a league qualifying time while competing in the long jump. Smith collected the sixth-best distance in program history and placed fifth overall with a mark of 5.47 meters, a new personal record in the event. Howell finished in 10th place after recording a distance of 5.03 meters.

In the shot put, senior Mary Brigid Keck placed second overall with a throw of 12.43 meters on her second attempt. Freshman Ashley Lindsay reached the conference standard in her first collegiate appearance after recording a distance of 11.90 meters to finish in fourth place.

Keck also earned first-place in the weight throw with a toss of 16.46 meters in her second straight day of competition. Meanwhile, junior Rolanda Desir-Moreau placed fourth in the weight throw and qualified for the league championship with a distance of 13.65 meters, a new personal record.

In the triple jump, the Trojans featured three in the top 10 overall with all individuals reaching the conference qualifying mark. Smith led the way with a mark of 11.13 meters to finish in sixth place, while sophomore Karla Hormazabal finished eighth after posting a personal record of 11.05 meters, which ranks fourth-all time at UMO. Fellow sophomore Kiana Hatchett placed ninth with the fifth-best distance in program history of 10.94 meters.

In the 4×400-meter relay, Moody, sophomore Natalyah Wilson, Briggs and freshman Channie Jefferson finished second overall with a time of 4:03.41.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics