Women's DMR Takes First at Jett Relays
by Tiana Cephers/SU Sports Information
March 11, 2019
FORT WORTH, Tx - The Southern Univerity track and field team continued their outdoor season Saturday, March 9 at the second annual Jett Relays in Fort Worth, Texas at Herman-Clark Stadium.
The Jaguars completed the meet with several athletes obtaining personal records including; Ashley Miles in the 100-meter dash, Skyie Sparks in the discus throw, Jarden James in the 110 and 400-meter hurdles, Keenan Villery in Javelin throw, Jeremy Bass in the shot put, Aniyah Stiles in the high jump, Qymeisha Mayhew in the 100-meter dash, Terralicia Mercadel in the 100-meter dash, Charles Clark in the shot put and the discus throw.
"It all starts at practice, we have competitive practices and when you have competitive practices and the kids competing against each other it brings the best out of all of them, "head coach Teremine White said.
Sophomore Jazmine Young took first place in the Javelin throw with a throw of 33.87 meters (111'). Young tore her ACL in her last high school throw at Hahnville high school, which prevented her from competing in her first year of college track. Saturday's throw marks her first throw since her injury.
The women's Distance Medley Relay finished first with a time of 13:16.36. Freshman Sydney Minor ran the 1200-meter run, Fresham Qymeisha Mayhew ran the 400-meter dash, Jada ran the 800-meter run, and Senior Danea Colston brought it home with the 1600-meter run.
Charvares Wilson recorded his second first place win in the shot put Saturday with a throw of 15.11 meters. Wilson is now second on the SWAC outdoor performance list.
Junior Jeremy Bass took third in the shot put with a throw of 14.88 meters. Bass is sitting fourth on the SWAC outdoor performance list.
The Jaguars will be closer to home in the upcoming weekend as they travel to The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The meet will be held over the course of two days including Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16.