The Lady Rattlers track team dominated nearly every event during the 41st Annual Morehouse Relays in Atlanta, continuing its season-long performance. The competition began Thursday and ended Saturday.
“Everyone put their all in their race,” said Chandelic Jackson. “The girls are really dedicated. We had a couple of injuries, but we pushed through and got the job done.”
Jackson secured first place in the 800m run in a time of 2:15.29. She later blazed to second place in the 1500m run (4:51.43).
“I can tell I’m getting better because my times are going down,” said Jackson. “It’s a good indicator of how I’m going to perform at the MEAC.”
The Lady Rattles secured several top-five finishes in the 100m dash. Nakia Linson earned first place with a time of 11.90. Jasmine Smith (11.95) and Richena Louse (12.11) placed second and fourth respectively.
Dynasty Jones continued the pace in the 200m dash and finished third in a time of 24.82. Jones also took home a first place in the 400m dash (55.64). Arielle Allen (56.70) and Jeanette Hulse (57.17) finished third and fourth respectively.
Nadine Mulvany (first, 11:08.72), Ciera Williams (second, 11:19.22) and Clarricia Golden (third, 11:23.41) controlled the top-three spots of the 3000m run.
The trio later went on to secure top-three spots in the 3000m Steeplechase. Mulvany (12:09.65) placed first, Golden (12:20.17) placed second, and Williams (12:50.82) placed third.
“Overall, our team did very well,” Mulvany said after the meet. “We were really pushed and had to show our ability. It was great to improve our times and skills.”
FAMU secured first place in both the 4 x 100m relays (46.12) and 4 x 400m (3:46.76).
The Lady Rattlers dominated the field events with several top-10 finishes. Stephanie Colter leapt to fourth place in the high jump with a distance of 1.57m.
In pole vault, Brittany Brown earned third place with a distance of 2.45m.
Kinnesha Jones (53.2m) and Nakia Linson (5.25m) soared to fourth and fifth place in long jump.
Sasha-Ann Lebert (fourth, 38.78m) and Shamona Haughton (tenth, 34.55m) both earned top-10 spots in the discus throw.
Haughton (third, 31.21m), Smith (sixth, 30.32m), Lebert (ninth, 27.85m) and Cynia Clark (tenth, 26.92m) each earned high marks in the javelin throw.
FAMU will return to action Thursday to compete in the Florida State Relays.