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Converse Track and Field Continues to Shine

Converse Track and Field Continues to Shine


CONWAY, S.C. – The Converse outdoor track and field team put together an impressive performance on Friday and Saturday at the Coastal Carolina Invitational. The Valkyries excelled in many different events, capturing 12 qualifying marks while seven new personal bests were set during the two-day event.

"We had a great meet", said head coach Brandon Morton. "To be able to set 12 qualifying marks for conference means we are going in the right direction. Some kids didn't get to do the event they normally do because of scheduling, so next week at UNC Charlotte I think the marks will improve and we will get more athletes qualified," he concluded.

The following athletes set qualifying marks (*) or produced personal bests/school records:

Tyaisha Gant- 100m-12.74 (3rd in Converse record book/personal best)*

Kathryn Frizzel- 1500m- 6:28.74 (personal best)

LiLi Campbell- 1500m- 6:23.82 (personal best)

Jamie Connelly- 5000m- 19:26.89 (4th in Converse record book/personal best)*

Autumn Stone- 5000m- 19:31.11 (5th in Converse record book)*

Dasia Sanders- 100 Hurdles- 15.00 (New school record)*

Daeja Belton- 100 Hurdles- 15.82 (2nd in Converse record book/personal best)*

Dominique Hill- Long Jump- 16'11.25" (New school record/personal best)*   Triple Jump- 34' 6.75" (4th in Converse record book)*

Serenity Hunt- Long Jump- 16' 10.5" (2nd in Converse history/personal best)*

Bessie Reid- Triple Jump- 34' 11" (3rd in Converse record book)*

Shakura Wesley- Hammer Throw- 119' 6" (New school record/personal best)*

Hayley Disco- Hammer Throw- 113' 3" (3rd in Converse record book/personal best)*

Jordan Cooksey- Javelin- 99' 10" (New school record/personal best)*


The Valkyries will be back in action on March 16-17 as they head to the Queen City to showcase their talents at the UNCC Invitational.