FMU Track and Field posts strong meet at Hurricane Invitational

Florida Memorial’s Corion Knight

Florida Memorial University men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded the 2016 Hurricane Invitational on Saturday at Cobb Stadium with strong showing on the track and in the field events.

Florida Memorial’s Corion Knight dominated the competition in the Men’s High Jump and Men’s Long Jump, He won the Men’s High Jump on Friday with a leap of 6-10.75 and came back on Saturday and gave another impressive performance to capture a win in the Men’s Long Jump in 23-11m and placed 14th in the 100m in 10.87.

Brittany Starling  had a big day with 8th place finish in the 100m Dash (12.00) and 17th  in the 200m Dash (24.61). Kimberly Nesmith finished 23rd in the 100m (12.96) and 38th in the 200m (26.82).

Eunique Byrd picked up an 8th place finish out of 16 thrower in the Women’s Shot Put in (35-01.25). Wilsandley Jacques  finished 12th (32-05.50).

Jean Charles was the top distance runner with a 10th-place finisher in the 800m Run (2:00.69).Sarah Robinson finished 19th in the 110m Hurdles (16.31).

The Men’s 4×400-meter relay of Jean Charles, Corion Knight, Rufus Wiggins, and Andre Hare posted a winning time of 3:40.44 in their heat.

Florida Memorial Women’s 4×400-meter relay team also posted a strong showing in the 4×400-meter relay team consisting of Jayna Baldwin, Kimberly Nesmith, Neugenia Joseph, and Brittany Starling with a time of 4:15.73.

Florida Memorial University Track and Field  returns to action Saturday, April 2 at Embry Riddle Spikes Classic Invitational in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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