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LWC Track & Field team places fifth at Murray State

By Chris Wells, LWC Sports Information Director

MURRAY, Ky. Ė The Lindsey Wilson men's and women's track & field programs both opened the 2018 outdoor season with fifth-place finishes at the Margaret Simmons Invitational hosted by Murray State University on Friday. The menís team collected 49 total team points while the womenís program grabbed 37 points among the seven teams competing on each side. Murray State won the womenís competition with 232 total points while Tennessee-Martin won the menís competition with 146 points. The Blue Raiders were the lone NAIA institution competing at the event.

The Blue Raiders collected three total victories on the day, one on the womenís side and two from the menís team.

Paige Pettell and Deíjah Smith turned in a one-two finish in the discus throw event for the women. Pettell won the event with a toss of 41.23 meters, while Smith finished as the runner-up with 37.54 meters.

Lydia Mills and Kimberly Ramirez collected four and three points for their fifth and sixth-place finishes in the 400 meter dash event, respectively. Lyana Perez added six points for her third-place finish in the 5,000 meter run. Another six points came from the womenís 4x400 meter relay team for a third-place finish.

On the menís side, Marcus Terrell won the 3,000 meter steeplechase event with his time of 10:20.94 to add 10 team points towards the menís total. William Priddy finished just behind him in second at 10:21.89. The menís 4x400 meter relay team also won with a time of 3:25.77, while the 4x800 meter relay team finished third to grab eight points.

Kymani Lawrence collected four points for his fifth-place finish in the menís 400 meters. Holt Keeling picked up another two points in the same event for placing seventh. Timothy Higgs and Cameron Thurman finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the discus throw.

This story was posted on 2018-03-18 04:47:02
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