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November 28, 2023 6:09 am

Trojans compete at VMI Winter Classic

LEXINGTON, Va.  – The Trojans featured three new conference qualifying marks while competing at the VMI Winter Classic on Jan. 27 and 28.

In the 200 meters, freshman Chianel Asoburuenwu crossed the line with a personal record of 25.68 seconds to reach the conference standard for the first time this year. She currently ranks third in the Conference Carolinas in the event and now holds the sixth-best time in program history. Senior Jaiden Moody improved her league qualifying time with a time of 25.73 to sit seventh in the conference. Fellow senior Jaylin Reeves placed seventh overall in the field behind a time of 25.25.

Sophomore Karla Hormazabal reached the league standard in the long jump with a personal record of 16 feet, seven inches. She ranks just outside the top 10 in the conference and joins four other UMO athletes who have achieved the league mark.

In the shot put, sophomore Adrienne Crawford attained the conference qualifying distance with a personal record of 37 feet, 5 inches.

In the 60-meter dash, Moody and Asoburuenwu both hit the league championship mark for the first time this season. Asoburuenwu crossed the line with a season-best time of 7.86 seconds in the preliminaries, which is the sixth-fastest all-time at Mount Olive. Her time in the event also ranks seventh in the Conference Carolinas. Moody posted a personal record of 7.90 in the prelims, which moves her into a tie for 10th all-time in school history.

Sophomore Jamesha Howell registered a conference standard in the triple jump with a season-best distance of 32 feet, two inches.

In the 60-meter hurdles, junior Tylyia Triggs improved her league qualifying time in the event after crossing the line in 9.32 seconds in the preliminaries. Her mark moves her to third in the conference in the 60-meter hurdles this indoor season.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics