by Florida A&M Sports Information
DAYTONA, FL (Sept. 21) – The FAMU Lady Rattlers pulled of a “three-peat” in winning their third consecutive B-CU Beach Invitational along the shoreline of the famous Daytona Beach. The Lady Rattlers scored a perfect score of 15, taking all five top places in the meet. In addition, they took sixth place to boot. The Lady Rattlers were successful against hosts B-CU, Tennessee State and Edward Waters.
Chandelic Jackson took first place for the Lady Rattlers, finishing the 5K race in 21:00.24 (6:45.7/mile). Simone Durden, the MEAC cross country athlete of the week, came in second place with a 21:18.93 (6:51.7/mile) time. Zenia George, a newcomer to the team, took third place in 22:23.78 (7:12.6/mile).
Ciera Williams took fourth place, finishing in 22:28.05 (7:13.9/mile). Fifth and sixth places were taken by Clariccia Golden and Areil Allen. Golden finished in 22:37.99 (7:17.1), while Allen finished in 23:27.68 (7:33.1).
Coach Darlene Moore was pleased to see internal competition among her team. “The strength of this team is their pushing one another. I am very proud of my young ladies. This is a step in our preparation for the MEAC cross country championship. We have a few more things to work on and a few more pieces to put together, but I feel our team is right on schedule to have a successful season,” Moore said.