HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Golden Eagles men's and women's outdoor track and field team opened their outdoor season this weekend at the Bulldog Relays in Starkville, Miss. hosted by Mississippi State.
The two-day meet started today, March 17, with the conclusion tomorrow, March 18.
Overall, there were three event winners total. Regen McGee and sister, Devin McGee went one and two in the 800m with times of 2:14.29 and 2:17.13. The women's 4x200m team, consisting of Nina Nkem, Kadaria Thompson, Adriana Allen, and Keiyana Gaskin, ran a time of 1:37.04 to win the event. Brashe' Wood came home with the win in the women's discus with a 47.90m toss, a personal best. Teammate Danisha Jones finished fifth with a toss of 45.31m.
Arieanna Taylor, in the women's 400m dash, finished fourth in 58.22 and teammate Brooklyn Polk came in fifth with a time of 59.20.
Courtney Filliben, Savannah McMillion and Natalya Dekleva-Hall went second, third, fourth with times of 4:32.70, 4:34.65, and 4:35.83 in the 1500m race.
In the women's 5000m, Victoria Hoppe came in fourth with a time of 17:59.78 while teammates Chloe Tedder, Madeleine Bell and Rachel Tedder came in seventh, eighth, and ninth.
The women's hammer had three Golden Eagles compete, Nadia Maffo came in second with a throw of 55.82m, Brashe' Wood in sixth with a 46.87m toss and Danisha Jones with a 44.93 throw came in eighth.
The men's 4x200m relay team, consisting of Alexander Richemond, Cra'vorkian Carson. Kemar Sims, and Jamad Smith finished the event with a time of 1:25.24, placing second.
Curtis Walker placed second in the men's 400m dash with a time of 47.70, Bryson Penton placed ninth with a time of 49.62.
Patton Little placed fourth in the 1500m with a time of 3:57.60.
In the men's discus, Donald Daley came in second with a 49.91m mark, and Robby Watson in fifth with a 44.40m. Watson also finished third in the hammer throw with a 46.94m mark.
Quotes from Head Coach Jon Stuart
This opener was exactly what we needed to start the season. Brashe' Wood won the discus with a personal best, the women's 4x200 meter relay won and Regen McGee took first place in 800m.
The throws squad had a great day with many personal best and the distance group was equally impressive.
Starting the season with some great performances means the kids are hungry and ready to eat.