Three Records Fall, Seven Qualify In Day One Of Championships

Three Records Fall, Seven Qualify In Day One Of Championships

BANNER ELK, N.C.- In the opening day of the 2016 Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Converse track team sit in fourth place after seven Valkyries qualify for the finals on Saturday.

Mikhala Cooper-Robinson qualified for the finals in both the 100m and 200m dash.  MCR posted a school record in the 200m dash prelims with a time of 25.76 and the second best time in program history in the 100m dash with a time of 12.76.

In the high jump, Karie Adams broke her own school record clearing 1.52m (4'11.75).  Adams finished tied for second in height.

Jordan Cooksey added on to her school record in the weight throw by recording a mark of 108'5.5 (33.06m) beating her previous mark by eight feet.

The Valkyries had three athletes qualify for the finals in the 100m hurdles.  Josie Davis led the way with a fourth place finish and a time of 15.93.  Aileen Kovarik and Sequoya Davis placed seventh and eighth respectively to qualify.

Lauren Morris qualified in the 800m with a fourth place finish and a time of 2:25.66.  Catera Young picked up the last spot for the finals in the 400m hurdles with teammate Josie Davis just missed the cut.

Sequoya Davis picked up points for the Valkyries in the triple jump event with a fourth place finish with a mark of 34'4 (10.47m).

Converse will wrap-up the final day of the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships on Saturday afternoon.