Lady Tigers sweep top four spots in 5,000 meter run at Texas Southern Relays

Grambling State claimed the top four spots in the 5,000 meter, as GSU’s Naomi Kiprop won the event .

The Grambling State University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams competed March 15-16 at the 67th Annual Texas Southern Relays.
On the women’s side, GSU took the top four spots in the 5,000 meters. Kiprop won the event at 18:51.90, while Chirchair (19:21.92), Kibet (19.22.72) and Chepkwony (19:36.86) placed second through fourth. Jelagat claimed seventh at 24:13.07. In the 100 meters, Rayna White finished fifth at 15:17. Sterling earned sixth in the 400-meter hurdles, with a time of 1:10.91. The 4×100-relay team of Daneisha Curry, Jeunice Maxime, Marcquita Stalbert and Victoria Walter finished with a time of 48:29, which was .01 off winner Houston Baptist’s time. In the 4×200 relay, the team of Curry, Maxime, Stalbert and Sterling took third, with a time of 1:43.44. The 4×400-relay team placed third at 4:01.76.
Marissa Stove finished second in the 200 meters, with a time of 26:34 missing the top spot by just one second. Dayna Sterling placed fourth at 26:88, while Jeunice Maxime claimed eighth at 27:84. In the 400 meter, Daneisha Curry placed fourth, with a time of 58:57. Naomi Kiprop, Halima Chepkwony and Winny Chirchair took third through fifth places and Priscilla Kibet claimed eighth place at 5:18.27 in the 1,500 meters.
In the high jump, Jada Johnson placed sixth, with a leap of 1.37 meters. Victoria Walter won the long jump, with a leap of 5.87 meters. In the triple jump, Walter claimed ninth at 10.66 meters. Aneisha Bell finished third in the shot put, with a toss of 11.81 meters, while Darnese Woods placed sixth with a 11.29 meter throw. In the discus, Tatyana Guidry earned a second-place finish at 40.65 meters, while Bell claimed third at 38.34 meters and Woods finished ninth, with a toss of 32.60 meters.
For the men, Jonathon Sawyer placed fourth in the 200-meter relay with a time of 21:89 which was 18 seconds behind the race’s winner.
Hassan Chepkwony finished second in the 5,000 meter (15:40.32) and just missed winning the event by two seconds. Bryson Bradford placed sixth with a (15:59.27), while Aaron Koech placed eighth (16:08.71). Noah Rugut, Hillary Kiprop and Jeremiah Kimeli placed 10th, 11th and 12th. The 4×100-relay team of Evan Chambers, Devyn Deckard, Fredric Green and Sawyer finished fourth at 42:45.
In the 4×200 meter, the team of Evan Chambers, Devyn Deckard, Fredric Green and Sawyer finished second at 1:27.55. The 4×400 meter relay team placed fourth at 3:19.50.
In the long jump, Rudolph Valentine placed fourth with a leap of 6.72 meters. Valentine finished eighth in the triple jump, at 12.75 meters. Nicolas LaGrade placed fifth in the shot put, with a toss of 10.43 meters, while Alexander Blunt finished seventh at 9.84 meters. LaGrade earned a fourth place finish in the hammer throw, with a toss of 14.39 meters.
Both teams will return to action March 27-30 at the Texas State Invitational in San Marcos, Texas.