Track and Field Men’s, Women’s teams both finish in second place at Joey Haines Invite

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter


SIU’s men’s and Women’s track and field teams both traveled to Cape Girardeau earlier this weekend for their second outdoor meet of the season at the Joey Haines Invite. Both teams ended up taking second place out of twelve teams for the men and thirteen teams for the women’s team. The men scored a total of 100 points while the women scored 113.5.

Friday had the hammer throwing events take place for both teams. Saluki Hall of Famer and Olympian Deanna Price took first in that while Elisia Lancaster finished in second with PR of 66.67 meters. Shauniece O’Neal didn’t finish too far at third with throwing 66.47 meters.


Saturday marked the running events for both teams. The men were able to take first in the 4x100m relays at 42.14 seconds. It was Caleb Massiah, Jeremiah Hamilton, Corey Sherrod, and Ja’Den Johnson contributing to that first place medal. The women took third in their 4x100m relay with a 47.10 time. Miracle Berry, Olivia Garner, Jhordin Galmore, and Iaunia Pointer contributed to that podium performance.

Later, Omar Rodgers earned second place in the men’s 400m with a personal best time of 48. 68 seconds.

For the field events, A’veun Moore Jones earned a personal best in the discus to get a second place medal after her 51.18m throw. Matisen Ingle was behind her in third place with her own personal best of 50.02m. The Salukis swept first, second, and third place for shot put as well. Moore-Jones won the event with a 17.10m throw, Bri’Yanna Robinson earned second with her 16.14m throw and Kayleigh Conlon rounded it off with a 15.66m throw for third place.

Cole Targgart won the men’s shot put at a 17.47m throw, Dawson Plab earned third place in the men’s high jump after he made a 2.05m attempt, and Darrione Williams earned second in the men’s long jump with his 7.54m attempt as well as third in the triple jump with a 14.00m attempt.

Finishing up everything, the women’s 4x400m relay team took third after running a season-best 3:55.68 time.

The Salukis will continue their outdoor season next week when they hit the road to Oxford Mississippi for the Joe Walker Invitational on April 8-9.

Sports reporter Joseph Bernard can be reached at [email protected] or on twitter @Jojobernard2001.


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