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BPC Runs At Albany State

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The Brewton-Parker College track & field programs competed in the Alice Coachman Invitational on Saturday hosted by Albany State (Ga.). The Lady Barons finished 13th in the 16-team field, earning nine team points. BPC competed across 10 events during the day. The Barons finished seventh in the 16-team field, earning 41.5 team points. BPC competed in over 15 events throughout the day.


Dasia Shepherd and Camille Mendez highlighted the day with new school records while Shepherd recorded an NAIA National “B” Standard qualifying mark. Mendez finished eighth in the hammer throw with a school-record performance of 32.41 meters. As for Shepherd’s performance, she narrowly missed the “A” Standard mark of 11.75 meters in the triple jump. She jumped for a mark of 11.74 meters for a “B” Standard and a new school record. She also competed in the long jump, finishing in sixth with a jump of 5.51 meters.

A’Shanti Surrey finished 23rd in the long jump with a mark of 4.45 meters, followed by Madysen Kelley in 28th with a jump of 3.96 meters. In the shot put, Alicia Tripp and Mekayla Watlington competed for the Lady Barons. Tripp finished 13th with a mark of 10.14 meters, followed by Watlington in 24th with a throw of 6.92 meters. Brewton- Par ke r ’s 4×100-meter relay team finished fourth with a time of 50.30 seconds. For the short distances, Nia Johnson, and Kelley both competed in the 100-meter dash. Johnson finished 27th with a time of 13.53 while Kelley finished 34th with a time of 14.48. Kelley also competed in the 200-meter dash and finished 33rd with a time of 30.67. Keonna Hamler ran in the 400-meter event and completed a time of 1:03.70 for 14th in the field. As for the longer distances, Karen Garcia, Rachel Jarriel, Yecenia Solorzano, and Jaleah Rhett all ran in the 800-meter and 1,500-meter events. Garcia led the 800 with a time of 2:43.22 for 17th place, followed by Jarriel in 19th with a time of 2:49.41. Solorzano finished 23rd with a time of 3:11.82, while Rhett finished with a time of 3:16.53 for 25th. In the 1,500-meter event, Jarriel led the way with a ninth-place finish by recording a time of 5:40.24, followed by Garcia in 12th with a time of 6:00.76. Solorzano finished 16th running a time of 6:33.95, while Rhett completed a time of 6:40.38 for 17th Men

Jaylen Green, Jamon Tymes, and Ty’Sheem Denton highlighted the day for BPC with several top-10 finishes, which included a new school record. In addition, the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams earned third-place finishes with times of 42.84 and 3:31.13, respectively.

Green competed in the high jump and finished with a height of 6’4” for third place and a new school record in the event. Ryder Sasser also competed alongside Green in the high jump, finishing ninth with a 6’0” mark.

For Tymes, he produced a third-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles by crossing the finish line in 15.14 seconds. He also competed in the javelin, throwing a mark of 39.85 meters for sixth. Denton finished fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.09, followed by a time of 10.96 in the 100-meter dash for eighth. Colt Brantley recorded the second-fastest time finish for the Barons in the 100-meter dash. He finished 16th with a time of 11.07 seconds to lead two other Barons that competed alongside himself and Denton. For the 200-meter dash, Warren Hollis followed Denton with a 16thplace finish (22.87) while Deandrea Jolly finished 17th (22.87). Two others competed in the event as well. A total of seven Barons competed in the 400-meter event with Jaylen Mable leading the way with a 15th-place finish (51.82). Both Hollis and Jolly finished in 18th (52.04) and 19th (52.10), respectively.

Another seven runners were representing BPC in the 800-meter run with DeMario Thomas, recording the best time out of the bunch with a time of 2:20.24. Aaron Pinckard was narrowly behind Thomas in 20th with a time of 2:10.95. Five of the seven runners from the 800-meter run also competed in the 1,500-meter run. Thomas led the Barons with a 13thplace finish after recording a time of 4:26.74. Bradley Taylor competed in both the 110 and 400 hurdles. He finished 12th in the 110 with a time of 16.13, followed by his 14th-place finish of 1:00.90 in the 400-meter hurdles.

In the pole vault, Jordon Solomon finished seventh with a mark of 3.25 meters, while Rhett Harris finished ninth with a mark of 2.74 meters. Brantley led the way in the long jump, marking a jump of 6.34 meters. For the throws, Kohlman Greer finished ninth in the hammer with a mark of 30.88 meters, while throwing for 10.61 meters in the shot put to land 16th. BPC will return to the track on April 22-23 for the SSAC Conference Championship in Hattiesburg, Miss.

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