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April 17, 2024 5:11 am

UMO competes at Pre-National Meet in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – In a preview of the national championship site, the University of Mount Olive women’s track and field team recorded several all-time marks in program history at the Pre-National Meet on Feb. 10.

In the 60-meter dash, senior Jaylin Reeves and freshman Chianel Asoburuenwu each set personal records. Reeves improved her league-qualifying standard after crossing the line in 7.67 seconds, which ties for the second-fastest time in the conference this season. She also moved to third all-time in UMO history in the 60 meters. Asoburuenwu registered a personal best with a time of 7.74 seconds to improve her conference mark and move up to fifth all-time at Mount Olive in the event.

Freshman Channie Jefferson enhanced her league standard in the 60-meter hurdles after delivering a time of 9.14 seconds, which was a personal record in her career. She leapt to third in the conference and fourth all-time at UMO in the event.

In the shot put, freshman Cynthia Thomas hit a conference qualifying mark and set a personal best with a distance of 35 feet, eight inches on her first attempt. Sophomore Jamesha Howell improved her league mark in the long jump with a personal record of 17 feet and jumped to eighth all-time at Mount Olive in the event.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics