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BPC Track & Field In Florida

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The Brewton-Parker College Men’s and Women's Track and Field teams competed in the Celebration Point Classic in Gainesville, Fla., last weekend.


In the day one field events, A’Shanti Surrey picked up eighth place in the triple jump with a mark of 10.15 meters. In the weight throw, Naomi Taake placed 19th with a throw of 8.53 meters, followed by Taylor Swinson in 20th with a mark of 8.34 meters.

On the track, Anders Ignoffo placed third in the 3,000-meter race walk at 22:54.32. Karen Garcia picked up a school record in the 600-meter race with a time of 1:47.76 for 12th place and was followed by Ziona Harris in 13th with a time of 1:49.97. Harris also finished the 200-meter race in 30th place with a time of 27.40s.

In the field events, Harris produced a 4.98-meter jump in the long jump for 10th place. Surrey jumped 4.66m for 24th place, followed by Danaysia Roberts in 25th with a jump of 4.60m.

Taake gathered a 20thplace finish in the shot put with an 8.25-meter mark and Swinson followed with a 6.40m throw for 24th place.

On the track, Harris gathered 22nd place in the 400-meter event with a time of 1:03.28. Aaliyah Allen took 42nd in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.78 seconds and produced a 22nd-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with 11.41s.


Opening day was highlighted by three athletes getting top-10 finishes in the weight throw. Kohlman Greer picked up fourth with a throw of 13.24 meters and was followed by Malik Brown in fifth with a mark of 13.18 meters and Yabaka Moore in eighth with a mark of 12.91 meters. Noah Woodard gathered a 14thplace finish with a throw of 9.44 meters.

In the triple jump, Derrick Reid gathered a fifthplace finish with a mark of 11.61 meters. On the track, Eric Smith picked up a time of 19:43.66 in the 3,000-meter race walk for second place. Jordan Hackett gathered a 10th-place finish in the 1,000-meter race with a time of 2:49.97.

The DMR team of Jonah Galli, Sean Williams, Anthony Ferrie, and Jacob Hackenberry ended the day with a new school record of 11:13.94 for second place.

Talon Walker competed in the heptathlon, scoring 2,016 points on the first day of events. Walker took eighth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.99s, followed by eighth in the long jump with a mark of 4.89 meters. In the shot put, Walker threw 10.49 meters to take third place, followed by a 1.74-meter clearance in the high jump for first place.

On the track, Errol Quallo picked up a 12thplace finish in the 400-meter race with a time of 50.73 seconds. In the 60-meter hurdles, Yusuf Abuukar ran 9.55 seconds for ninth place, while Bradley Taylor secured 10th place with a time of 9.82 seconds. In the jumps, Donta’ Williams gathered a 14thplace finish with a jump of 5.87 meters in long jump. Quallo also picked up eighth place in the high jump with a clearance of 1.83 meters.

In the shot put, Moore and Brown tied for 12th place, with throws of 11.87m, and were followed by Greer with an 11.74-meter throw for 14th.

Walker continued the heptathlon, picking up ninth place in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 13.04 seconds. Walker took fifth in the pole vault with a 2.25-meter clearance and ninth in the 1,000-meter with a time of 4:22.15. Walker finished in eighth place overall with 2,413 points.

The Barons will travel back to Gainesville, Fla., for the Florida University Last Chance on Friday, February 9.

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