Lincoln track and field wins trio of events in Rust Buster

TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Lincoln Blue Tigers began the 2023 portion of their indoor track and field schedule Saturday at the Washburn Rust Buster.

Lincoln came away with three event wins, sweeping the men’s and women’s triple jump titles and adding a victory in the men’s 60-meter hurdles.

Malik Drummond won the men’s triple jump with a distance of 48 feet, 10.25 inches, setting a meet record in the event.

Annalisa Barclay also set a meet record in the women’s triple jump with a distance of 40-6 for Lincoln, winning by more than two feet.

Rashane Bartlett crossed the finish line first in the men’s 60 hurdles. After clocking a top time of 8.06 seconds in the preliminaries, he won the final in a meet-record time of 7.98 seconds.

Lincoln had a pair of second-place finishers: DauJaughn Murray with a time of 1:12.22 in the men’s 600-yard run and Shevanae Thomas with a time of 57.71 seconds in the women’s 400-meter dash.

Shanette Thomas tied for third-place in the women’s 60 hurdles final with a time of 8.70 seconds.

Lincoln’s 4x400-meter relay teams both had top-four finishes. The women’s relay of Shenese Walker, Thomas, Maria Diamond and Nattesha Palmer placed third in 3:53.27, and the men’s relay of Kewani Campbell, Kevaughn Goldson, Shanthamoi Brown and Murray took fourth in 3:16.53.

For the Lincoln women, Hughasia Fyffe finished fourth in the 60-meter dash final in 7.60 seconds and Diamond was fourth in the mile run with a time of 5:18.61.

Other top-eight finishers for the Lincoln women were Jovanna Gustave, who placed eighth in the 60 dash final in 7.92 seconds, and Denita Jackson, who took eighth in the 200-meter dash in 25.77 seconds.

For the Lincoln men, Jamar Treasure finished fifth in the 60 dash final in 6.84 seconds, Dejone Raymond placed fifth in the high jump with a height of 6-4.75, Campbell took seventh in the 600 in 1:12.74 and Drummond was eighth in the long jump with a leap of 22-4.25.

Drury senior Thomas Nield (Jefferson City High School) finished 53rd in the men’s 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:36.68.

Lincoln’s next competition is Friday in the Jayhawk Invitational at Lawrence, Kan.