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April 16, 2024 4:59 pm

Reeves, 4×400 relay set conference records

BOSTON (Feb. 26) – Senior Jaylin Reeves and the 4×400 relay team delivered three Conference Carolinas record-breaking performances on Feb. 26 after competing at the Last Chance Indoor Qualifier hosted by Boston University.

Reeves shattered the all-time league record and school record in a second-place finish in the finals of the 60-meter dash. She crossed the finish line with a time of 7.52 seconds, which is the third fastest time in the Southeast Region and ranks among the top 25 in the country. Reeves surpassed Zawadi Brown of Limestone by three-hundredths of a second after the previous mark was set back in 2019.

Additionally, Reeves tied the all-time league mark and set a new school record in the 200 meters on Sunday. She posted a time of 24.26 seconds to place fifth in the field and holds the second-best time in the region and ranks among the top 20 nationally.

In the 4×400 relay, the team of sophomore Vinesha Briggs, senior Jaiden Moody, freshman Channie Jefferson, and Reeves set a new conference record, an NCAA provisional mark and a school record. The relay time put down a time of 3:46.25 to place second and eclipse the previous mark by nearly five seconds, which was held by South Wesleyan since 2017. Mount Olive currently sits 13th nationally in the event following its performance on Sunday.

On the men’s side, junior Kamden Johnson claimed first overall in the long jump after reaching a distance of 21 feet, 11 inches. Sophomore Demonte Lavender placed second in a field of five athletes in the high jump after clearing six feet, seven inches. In the shot put, senior Joshua Faison placed fourth after tossing 51 feet, 11 inches on his second attempt.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics