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Lincoln track sweeps team titles at St. Louis Classic

Lincoln track sweeps team titles at St. Louis Classic

February 8th, 2019 by News Tribune in College Sports

ELSAH, Ill. — The Lincoln men's and women's track and field teams combined to win 17 of the 20 events they entered last Friday and Saturday at the St. Louis Collegiate Indoor Classic, hosted by Principia College.

The Lincoln women won 10 events and scored 221 points in the team standings, while the men won seven events and finished with 150 points.

Lincoln swept the men's and women's titles in the following events: the 60-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the 400-meter dash, the 60-meter hurdles, the 4x400-meter relay, the long jump and the triple jump.

Diana Cauldwell swept the women's long jump and triple jump titles for the Blue Tigers. She jumped 18 feet, 3.75 inches in the long jump and 38-7.75 in the triple jump.

Highlighting the track events, the Lincoln women took the top five spots in the 60 and six of the top seven spots in the 200.

Rene Medley won the women's 60 in 7.49 seconds — Cauldwell was second in 7.94 — and Malalia Siafa-Bangura took first in the 200 in 26.52 seconds. Wedjie Atis also won the 60 hurdles in 9.80 seconds.

Dylann Core posted a winning time of 1:01.17 in the women's 400, Renea Ambersley won the 600-meter run in 1:35.38 and Danielle James took first in the 800-meter run in 2:21.70.

Core and Kamoy Fagan were both on Lincoln's winning relays. Shaian Vandenburg and Siafa-Bangura helped them win the 4x400 in 4:09.37, while Melissa Tyme and Shanice Clarke joined them on the winning distance medley relay, which clocked a time of 12:48.97.

Kizan David and Ryan Brown were double-winners for the Lincoln men.

David posted the fastest time in the 60 finals, winning in 7.06 seconds. He also won the long jump with a leap of 23-10.25.

Brown took first in the 60 hurdles in 8.49 seconds, then won the triple jump with a distance of 50-3.25, which ranks second in the NCAA Division II indoor season.

Javan Gray won the men's 200 in 22.00 seconds and Tyrese Halls took first in the 400 in 50.70 seconds.

Damaine Dixon, Raymone Campbell, Ouekie Wright and Mohammed Kouyate won the 4x400 with a time of 3:25.81.

Lincoln competes today and Saturday in the Northwest Open at Maryville.