Women's Track and Field to Pursue More Records at Weems Baskin Invitational

Women's Track and Field to Pursue More Records at Weems Baskin Invitational

HARTSVILLE, S.C.- The Coker College women's track and field team will travel to the state capital, Columbia, S.C., to compete in the Weems Baskin Invitational, hosted by the University of South Carolina. The two-day meet takes place on Friday and Saturday (March 23-24) at the Sheila & Morris Cregger Track. Over 1,500 athletes and 40 teams will be vying for position in their respective events. 

The Cobras faced last week's Charleston Southern University Spring Break Invitational head on and broke multiple records in the process.

Darroneshia Lott ran the fastest 1500-meter event in Coker women's track and field history with the time of 4:33.46. The time automatically qualified Lott to run in the NCAA Outdoor Championships (May 24-26). In the run, Lott defeated the second place finisher by a margin of 14.15 seconds.

Noelia Leake took a third place finish in the preliminary 100-meter dash, qualifying for the finals with the time of 12.08 seconds. The time slid into third all-time at Coker.

Kaylah Ruff and Asante Rice made their way into the 100-meter hurdle finals on Saturday, finishing third and sixth in the times of 14.64 and 15.39 respectively. Ruff's time set a new program record.

Charity Snelling took the top of the podium in the women's high jump with the mark of 5' 3". The jump put Snelling fifth overall in the Coker record books.

The Navy and Gold then proceeded to set a new record in the 4x100-meter event, finishing third overall with a time of 47.37. Jalecia Williamson, Autumn Walters, Angel Gale, and Leake all made it possible.

Talicia Murphy and Snelling both competed in the triple jump bringing in fourth and fifth place finishes with jumps of 35' 10" and 35' 9.25". Murphy's mark is good for second all-time, Snelling's for third.

Caterra Barkins also reeled in a new high-mark for the Cobras in the discus, tossing a distance of 107' 8". Barkins finished seventh overall in the event.

Events are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on each day in the Weems Baskin Invitational from Columbia, S.C. Live results and heats can be found at www.cokercobras.com.