Marshall relay teams highlight final day of UVA classic

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Marshall track and field concluded the UVA Classic with five scoring results amid the elite field.

The women’s 4×100 and the 4×400 teams highlighted the day for Director of Track and Field Keith Roberts‘ team. 

“We had another strong weekend against tough competition at the University of Virginia,” Roberts said. “Some of our highlights include a school record by Abby Herring, and numerous personal bests and season bests. We’ve had some good momentum the past two weeks and are seeing upward movement in the Sun Belt rankings including Ronnie Saunders in the steeplechase moving to the top spot after yesterday’s performance. Our relay teams competed tough this weekend including our women’s 4×4, which had a breakthrough and moved up to 5th in the Sun Belt rankings.

The women’s 4×400 relay finished 6th with a time of 3:45.22, a mark which currently put the group in 5th place in the Sun Belt. The women’s 4×100 of Kennedy PedroTyra ThomasMarlee Porter, and Faith Gandy placed 8th, setting a season-best time of 46.80. 

Marshall Scoring Results 

Track Events

100m Hurdles: Women’s: Tyra Thomas (8th-13.80)

4×100 Relay: Women’s: Team of Kennedy PedroTyra ThomasMarlee Porter, and Faith Gandy (8th-46.80)

400m Hurdles: Women’s: Mikah Alleyne (9th-1:02.41)

4×400 Relay: Women’s: Team of Marlee PorterKennedy PedroNyah HarrisonMikah Alleyne (6th-3:45.22)

Field Events

High Jump:  Women’s: Alycia Rivera (9th-1.59m)

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