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May 27, 2024 8:25 am

Reeves, 4×100 relay team set NCAA marks at East Carolina

GREENVILLE – Senior Jaylin Reeves and the 4×100 relay team established NCAA provisional standards April 1, as the University of Mount Olive women’s track & field team placed third in the team standings at the Bill Carson Invitational, hosted by East Carolina.

Reeves improved her times in the 100 and 200 meters while posting a pair of top-three finishes. She enhanced her time in the 100m and reset her school record in the event with a mark of 11.72 seconds to place second overall. In the 200 meters, Reeves crossed the line in 23.69 seconds to improve her league time, but the wind exceeded the national requirement. She holds the top mark in both events this season with less than a month left before the conference championship meet.

The 4×100 relay team featuring freshman Channie Jefferson, Reeves, senior Jaiden Moody and sophomore Jamesha Howell eclipsed the NCAA provisional mark after setting a time of 46.59 seconds, which ranks second in the Southeast Region this season.

Freshman Trinity Frayer set a new school record in the pole vault after clearing a height of 3.05 meters in the event. She currently ranks second in the Conference Carolinas this season.

The 4×400 relay team of sophomore Vinseha Briggs, Moody, Reeves and Jefferson claimed first place in Greenville after establishing a time of 3:53.51, which ranks second in the Conference Carolinas. Briggs improved her league standard in the 400 meters on Saturday with a time of 57.68 seconds to move to third all-time in Mount Olive history. Jefferson hit the conference qualifying mark in the 100-meter hurdles after crossing the line in 15.08 seconds, which is the third-fastest time in the league and in program history.

In the triple jump, Howell improved her qualifying standard after finishing fourth with a distance of 10.98 meters. Freshman Keza Green finished sixth overall and registered a league championship mark in the event after hitting 10.74 meters.

Sophomore Celine Fleurilus hit the league qualifying mark in the 5,000 meters after crossing the line in 19 minutes, 47.59 seconds to take sixth place in the event.

Fellow sophomore Natalyah Wilson reached the conference standard in the 200 meters for the first time this season after setting a time of 25.66 seconds.

In the hammer throw, freshman Cynthia Thomas and sophomore Katlyn Parrish each established conference championship marks in the event. Thomas placed tenth overall in the field and recorded a personal-best after a toss of 39.64 meters. Parrish finished right behind in 11th with a distance of 39.08 meters to reach the league standard.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics