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College Track: Lincoln wins three events at Drake Relays

College Track: Lincoln wins three events at Drake Relays

May 3rd, 2019 by News Tribune in College Sports

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Lincoln men's and women's track and field teams won three relay events last week at the Drake Relays, which were held Thursday through Saturday.

The Lincoln women won both the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays among the non-Division I teams.

Shaian Vandenburg, Rene Medley, Renea Ambersley and Christine Moss won the 4x100 in a time of 46.12 seconds, while Kissi-Ann Brown, Ambersley, Shanice Clarke and Dylann Core clocked a time of 3:41.70 in the 4x400. In the preliminaries, their time was 3:36.24, which is an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Division II national championships and the second-fastest time this season in Division II.

The Lincoln men won the 4x100, as Kizan David, Raymone Campbell, Javan Gray and Ryan Brown posted a time of 42.07 seconds in the final. They ran in 41.08 seconds in the preliminaries.

The men's 4x400 relay of Tyrese Halls, Mohammed Kouyate, Damaine Dixon and Campbell took second in 3:14.63, while Kouyate, Campbell, Halls and Gray placed third in the 4x200-meter relay in 1:25.26.

Moss, Medley, Ambersley and Brown took second in the women's 4x200 with a time of 1:36.87.

The Lincoln women also competed in the sprint medley relay. Malalia Siafa-Bangura, Segale Brown, Clarke and Melissa Tyme finished 10th in the relay in 4:08.48.

As for individual performances, Rusheda Blake led the Lincoln women with a 10th-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 38 feet, 5.5 inches. Tajera Lawkin finished 16th in the event with a jump of 37-0.5. Clarke took 22nd in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:08.74.

For the Lincoln men, David placed 14th in the long jump (16-3.75) and 16th in the triple jump (46-3.5). Dixon was 19th in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:00.61.

Lincoln will compete next in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championships, which begins today and runs through Sunday at Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

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Missouri redshirt senior Will Fife posted a top-five finish at the Drake Relays.

Fife (Helias High School) took fifth place in the men's shot put with a throw of 61-0. He also finished 19th in the discus with a toss of 158-3.

Missouri sophomore Jason Edwards (School of the Osage High School) placed 11th in the men's javelin with a throw of 177-11.