Nine Top-Eight Finishes Highlight Lions' Performance at Collegeville Classic
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Collegeville, Pa. - Nine top-eight finishes highlighted the Lincoln University women's indoor track and field team's performance at the 2019 Collegeville Classic as the Lions placed sixth in the competition hosted by Ursinus College on Saturday.
The Lions finished with 40 points, placing them sixth among the 19 teams competing at the event. Haverford College won the meet with 73 points.
The bulk of the Lions' points came in the field events where a pair of jumpers each placed in two different events and a thrower recorded a personal best.
Senior Aasante Love (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville Area) took home second place in the high jump competition, clearing the bar at 1.5 meters (4'11") and also placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 4.99 meters (16'4½"). Sophomore Krystahl Gordon (Fredriksted, V.I./Saint Croix Edu Complex) was third in the long jump, leaping 5.09 meters (16' 8½") and third in the triple jump with a season best mark of 10.74 meters (35'3"). Her triple jump mark places her third on the CIAA indoor performance list.
Freshman Keyana Brooks (Philadelphia, Pa./Hopewell Valley Central (N.J.)) rounded out the Lincoln scorers in the field events with a personal best throw of 11.35 meters (37'3"), placing sixth in the competition.
Back on the track, Lincoln's 4 x 400 meter relay team took home second place with a season best time of 4:21.83. Lacendria Pulley (Essex, Md./Baltimore Polytech) ran the opening leg followed by Dixonna Ndanemah (Philadelphia, Pa./Girls High) and Osarieme Enabulele. Nazirah Purnell (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area (Cheyney)) ran the anchor leg.
Purnell also placed seventh in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:29.83. Pulley was eight in the 60 meter dash with a time of 8:42 seconds and Kayla Tisdale (Richmond, Va./Cosby) was the Lions' top finisher in the 60 placing seventh with a personal best time of 8.34 seconds.
The women's track and field team returns to action on Saturday, January 26, 2019 when they compete at the John Covert Classic, hosted by Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania