By Florida A&M Sports Information
LYNCHBURG, VA (Dec.2) – The FAMU Lady Rattlers indoor track team had a productive first outing of the season, as several athletes had strong events, including a win in the 400m dash by Dynasty Jones at the Liberty Kickoff, at the Tolsma Indoor Track facility on the campus of Liberty University.
Jones, blazed to a 57.14 time in the 400m dash, qualifying her for the MEAC Indoor Championships. She also finished second in the 200m dash at 25.33, also qualifying in that event.
Distance runner Chandelic Jackson took first place in the collegiate division for the mile run and 800m dash. Jackson scored the top spot by running the mile in 5:19.34 and 2:16.99 in the 800m run.
Sasha-Ann lebert showed improvement in her throwing from last season, including a personal record in the weight throw. She scored a toss of 14.81m (48-07.25″ to take third place in the event, while taking fourth in the shot put at 12.77m (41-10.75).
Coach Moore is pleased that the Lady Rattlers have started the indoor season and looks forward to a successful campaign. “The Lady Rattlers are riding high off of their 2012 MEAC Cross Country championship momentum. They are working extremely hard each day so that they have a similar outcome in the MEAC Indoor Championship. Now that the 2012 year is coming to a close, I have total confidence in my young ladies that they will train hard over the Christmas break in order to begin a successful 2013 season,” Moore said.
The following Lady Rattlers have qualified for the MEAC Championship during the first meet: 400m (Dynasty Jones), 800m (chandelic Jackson), Mile Run (Chandelic Jackson), 5000m run (Effiey Cosgei, Clarricia Golden, Ciera Williams, Cynthia Chelelgo), 60m hurdles (Ashley Ivey), Shot Put (Sasha-Ann Lebert), Weight Throw (Sasha-Ann Lebert), Triple Jump (Kinnesha Jones, Ashley Ivey).
Total unadjusted performances [Collegiate Division Only]:
60m Dash – Dynasty Jones (6th place – 7.81). 60m hurdles – Ashley Ivey (4th place – 8.91). 200m dash – Dynasty Jones (2nd place – 25.72), Nakia Linson (5th Place – 26.04), Richena Louis (16th Place – 26.88), RaTeema Stanley (31st Place – 27.67). 400m dash – Dynasty Jones (1st Place – 57.90), Ariel Allen (8th Place – 1:00.13), RaTeema Stanley (12th Place – 1:01.03). 800m run – Chandelic Jackson (1st Place – 2:18.57), Ariel Allen (5th Place – 2:24.41), Zenia George (13th Place – 2:31.40) Mile Run – Chandelic Jackson (1st Place – 5:22.50), Zenia George (6th Place – 5:38.00), Ciera Williams (8th Place – 5:41.49), Effiey Cosgei (10th Place – 5:43.56). Clarricia Golden (11th Place – 5:44.18), Cynthia Chelelgo (12th Place – 5:52.46). 5000m Effiey Cosgei (7th Place – 18:53.46), Clarricia Golden (9th Place – 19:28.86), Ciera Williams (11th place – 19:44.05), Cynthia Chelelgo (13th Place – 19:52.19). 4x400m relay (RaTeema Stanley, Dynasty Jones, Ariel Allen, Nakia Linson – 3rd Place – 4:02.67). High Jump – Stephanie COlter (4th Place – 1.53m [5-00.25]). Long jump – Nakia Linson (2nd Place – 5.45m [17-10.75]), Kinnesha Jones (5th Place – 5.28m [17-04.00]), Ashley Ivey (16th Place – 4.32m [14-01.75]0. Triple Jump – Kinnesha Jones (2nd Place – 11.68m [38-04.00]0, Ashley Ivey (3rd Place – 11.55m [37-10.75]). Shot Put – Sasha-Ann Lebert (4th Place – 12.77m [41-10.75). Weight throw – Sasha-Ann Lebert (3rd Place 14.82m [48-07.25[). 3000m – Zenia George (2nd Place – 11:18.24), Effiey Cosgei (3rd Place – 11:18.97), Ciera Williams (4th Place 11:41.51), Cynthia Chelelgo (5th Place – 11:44.31).