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February 29, 2024 6:25 pm

Keck records NCAA mark, Reeves breaks record

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Senior Mary Brigid Keck registered an NCAA provisional mark in the weight throw, while senior Jaylin Reeves broke her school record in the 200 meters on the final day of the South Carolina Invitational on Feb. 4.

Keck set her first NCAA standard of the indoor season in the weight throw after recording a distance of 57 feet, 10 inches on her second toss to place second overall. She finished behind Division I thrower Kathleen Young of South Carolina in a competitive field. Keck holds the top distance and is the only athlete to reach the NCAA mark in the entire Southeast Region.

Reeves shattered her previous record in the 200 meters after crossing the line in 24.95 seconds. She placed ninth in the event but improved her prior mark by three-tenths of a second. Reeves continues to hold the top time in the Conference Carolinas and ranks top five in the 60-meter dash.

Additionally, freshman Channel Asoburuenwu and senior Jaiden Moody each established all-time school marks in the 200 meters. Asoburuenwu posted a time of 25.47 seconds in the event, which ranks eighth in the Southeast Region during the indoor season and sits third in program history. Moody improved her league qualifying mark in the 200 meters after posting a time of 25.71 seconds. She moves to seventh all-time at UMO in the event while being tied for sixth in the conference.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics