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April 17, 2024 4:42 am

4×400 breaks conference record, UMO hits two NCAA marks

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive 4×400 relay team set a new conference and school record on May 13, as the University of Mount Olive women’s track and field team competed in the First Chance and Multi meet hosted at Ray McDonald Sr. Sports Complex.

The 4×400 relay team featuring sophomore Natalyah Wilson, sophomore Vinesha Briggs, senior Jaiden Moody and freshman Channie Jefferson eclipsed the NCAA provisional mark and set a new conference record after crossing the line in 3 minutes, 45.08 seconds to take first place. The time set breaks an eight-year-old conference mark previously held by Southern Wesleyan (3:45.85).

Junior Danielle Trimbur hit the NCAA standard and finished second overall with a toss of 43.37 meters in the javelin. The distance is a season-best mark while she continues to hold the top spot in the Southeast Region this year.

Junior Tylyia Triggs established a new UMO record in the heptathlon after registering 3,641 points and placing fourth overall. Over the seven events, she set new career-best marks in the 200 meters (28.05), 800 meters (2:53.72) and the shot put (9.78 meters).

In the 4×100 relay, the team of senior Jaylin Reeves, Jefferson, Moody and sophomore Jamesha Howell finished in first place with a time of 46.09 seconds. The team still holds the 13th-best time in NCAA Division II (45.83), set in mid-April.

Senior Mary Brigid Keck placed second in the hammer throw after reaching a distance of 56.01 meters. She currently ranks 11th in Division II in the event this season with a mark of 58.08 meters.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics