UT-TYLER MARC RANDLE CLASSIC YIELDS 18 TOP-FIVE LION FINISHES
2012 UT-Tyler Marc Randle Classic
Location: The Brookhill School • Bullard, Texas
Result: A&M-Commerce has 18 different Lions finish among the top-five in nine different events
Top Performers: Aysha Moultrie, Breana Anderson-Burton and Abigail Leaupepe-Tele all set season-low marks in their respective events
Up Next: at Mt. SAC Relays • April 20-21 • Walnut, Calif.; at Michael Johnson Invitational • April 21 • Waco, Texas
BULLARD, Texas -- A&M-Commerce continued to put up impressive results on the 2012 season as 18 different Lions place among the top-five at the UT-Tyler Marc Randle Classic at the Brookhill School in Bullard.
Four different Lions highlighted the day by winning their respective events, beginning with Angela Reed placing first in the 200 meter dash (25.54). Tierra Hill recorded a first place finish in the long jump with a jump of 5.42 meters, with Breana Anderson-Burton posting a leap of 11.54 meters in the triple jump and Abigail Leaupepe-Tele recording a 13.22 meter heave in the shot put, both of which were season-bests for A&M-Commerce.
Among the Lion jumpers, Taniqua Hawkins joined Hill among the top-five in the long jump (5.10 meters) with Hill finishing second in the triple jump (11.26 meters), followed by Desiree Spencer in fifth (9.76 meters). Ashley Ross posted a pair of top-five finishes, placing second in both the discus (41.52 meters) with Leaupepe-Tele adding a third-place finish in the discus (40.44 meters).
The Lion sprinters also had a strong showing as Reed was joined in the 200 meter dash by K'Nycha Johnson (26.07) who placed third and Jakesia King (26.12) in fourth. In the 400 meter dash, Brooke Odom (1:00.10) finished second for A&M-Commerce with Ethel Ajanga (1:01.12) placing fourth.
In the distance events, Aysha Moultrie placed third in the 800 meter dash, setting a program season-low time with a time of 2:29.52. Kendall Christmas notched a fifth-place finish in the 1500 meter run, with Caroline Cotsakis (20:05.01) and Jennifer Speer (20:19.93) placing second and fourth respectively in the 5000 meter run.
The Lions now prepare for a pair of prestigious meets coming up next weekend. Some of the Lions will head to Walnut, Calif., competing in the Mt. SAC Relays April 20-21. The remainder of the team will make the trip down to Waco, competing in the Michael Johnson Invitational hosted by Baylor. Results of both meets will be posted as they become available at LionAthletics.com.
2012 Marc Randle Classic Women's Results
200 Meter Dash
1. Angela Reed – 25.54
3. K'Nycha Johnson – 26.07
4. Jakesia King – 26.12
7. Vanessa Jackson – 26.51
8. Taniqua Hawkins – 26.95
800 Meter Run
3. Aysha Moultrie – 2:29.52
1500 Meter Run
5. Kendall Christmas – 5:43.29
5000 Meter Run
2. Caroline Cotsakis – 20:05.01
4. Jennifer Speer – 20:19.93
10. Brooke Farris – 21:20.95
4x100 Meter Relay
2. A&M-Commerce – 47.64
Jakesia King, K'Nycha Johnson, Angela Reed, Vanessa Jackson
4x400 Meter Relay
1. A&M-Commerce "A" – 3:56.55
Ethel Ajanga, Tyler Cottingham, Brooke Odom, Vanessa Jackson
1. Tierra Hill – 5.42m
3. Taniqua Hawkins – 5.10m
8. Desiree Spencer – 4.47m
1. Breana Anderson-Burton – 11.54m
2. Tierra Hill – 11.26m
5. Desiree Spencer – 9.76m
2. Ashley Ross – 41.52m
3. Abigail Leaupepe-Tele – 40.44m
1. Abigail Leaupepe-Tele – 13.22m
2. Ashley Ross – 10.96m