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Brown and Aransiola win short track events in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In the final competitive weekend before the SAC Outdoor Championships, the Lenoir-Rhyne men’s and women’s track and field teams found some podium success at the USC Outdoor Open.

After setting the new Division II record at the Southside Power and Fitness Invitational a week ago, Alexis Brown again took first place in the women’s 100 meter sprint with a time of 11.13. The sophomore managed to beat a deep field, including teammate Victoria Aransiolawho came third with a time of 11.45.

Speaking of Aransiola, the freshman claimed victory in the women’s 200-meter dash with a time of 23.24. That result is good enough for a new personal record, which was 0.24 seconds faster than her fastest time.

Stick to the women’s side, Holly Kone took first place in the triple jump. The junior from Nottingham, England, made a jump of 12.69 meters, which is also good enough for a new personal record. It was also the second consecutive triple jump event that Kone finished on top.

Returning to the track, Carolin Fuhren achieved another Top 10 finish in the women’s 800 meter race with a time of 2:12.74. After winning the race in last week’s Southside Power and Fitness Invitational, the freshman finished sixth in the competition.

Moving to the men’s division, LR generated most of its success from the 4×100 and 4×400 meter relays.

For the 4×400 meter event the combined team of Clarence McGill, Bamidele Ajayi, Olawole OlanrewajuAnd Jacob Wadsworth finished second with a time of 3:08.03.

In the 4×100 meter race, Kind regards, Sanders-Moss, Marcus CrumplerMcGill and Wadsworth finished seventh in the event with a time of 41.11.

Outside of the relay events, Ajayi and Olanrewaju each had a Top 10 finish in the men’s 400-meter dash. The two freshmen recorded respective times of 47.26 and 47.37 as Ajayi finished seventh in the race while Olanrewaju finished ninth.

For the men’s triple jump Nick Henriques came away with an eighth place with a jump of 13.99 meters. The junior from Acworth, Georgia, has now earned three Top 10 finishes at the event during the outdoor season.

NEXT ONE: The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s and women’s track and field teams will now prepare for the 2024 SAC Outdoor Championships. This year’s event will take place at the Irwin Track on the Moretz Sports Athletic Campus from Wednesday, May 1 through Thursday, May 2.