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December 9, 2023 4:15 am

Reeves breaks UMO school record in 200M

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – For a second consecutive week, senior Jaylin Reeves has broken her own school record in the 200 meters, as the Trojans completed a two-day competition at the site of the indoor national championship set for later this year.

In the 200 meters, Reeves surpassed her previous school record by three-hundredths of a second after crossing the line in 24.92 seconds to place fourth overall in a competitive field of over 50 athletes. Following the weekend, she now has the third-best time in the conference in the 60-meter dash while continuing to hold the top mark in the 200 meters after improving her time.

Additionally, Chianel Asoburuenwu set a personal record in the 200 meters after recording a mark of 25.30 seconds to finish right outside the top 10 in the event. Her time improvement moves her to third all-time in UMO history in the 200m.

Sophomore Natalyah Wilson set a conference qualifying mark in the high jump for the first time this season after clearing a distance of four feet, 11 inches. She currently sits in a tie for fifth on the conference qualifying list after competing on Saturday.

Freshman Trinity Frayer improved her league standard in the pole vault on day two of the competition after clearing nine feet, eight inches. She is one of only three athletes in the conference to hit the qualifying mark and moves to second all-time at UMO in the event.

Fellow freshman Cynthia Thomas set another conference championship standard this weekend after a personal-best distance of 45 feet, 10 inches in the weight throw on her final attempt.

In the triple jump, a trio of Trojans set new personal records while improving their conference qualifying distances. Sophomore Karla Hormazabal set a mark of 37 feet, 11 inches to post the second-best spot in the Conference Carolinas while improving to third all-time school history. Fellow sophomore Jamesha Howell moved to ninth all-time at UMO in the event with a mark of 35 feet, three inches, and freshman Keza Green improved her distance with 34 feet, six inches.

Freshman Ciara Sutton eclipsed the conference qualifying mark after crossing the line in 2:30.24 in the 800 meters.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics