GRANTHAM, Pa. – The Gallaudet University men's and women's track and field teams placed 16th overall at the Messiah Invitational on Saturday as they competed against a tough and deep field of teams from the Mid-Atlantic region.
Gallaudet's men's team earned eight team points to edge out the Penn State track and field club and Wilkes University in the 18-team field. The host Falcons won the invitational with 202 team points followed by Frostburg State University (92 team points) and Misericordia University (86).
On the women's side, Gallaudet earned three team points to tie the Penn State University track and field club for 16th place out of 17 teams. Misericordia won the women's meet with 174.50 points followed by Messiah (163) and Dickinson College (133.50).
Senior Vianney Boum Yamb (Silver Spring, Md.) placed seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.63 seconds. The 4x100 meter relay team of freshmen Montray Roberts (Dallas, Texas), Toraneau Varice (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), Brandon Capuano (Lexington, N.C.) and Boum Yamb finished sixth with a time of 44.67 seconds. Junior Rood Metellus (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) finished seventh in the triple jump with a top leap of 11.40 meters (37 feet, five inches). Freshman Antoine McKinney (Racine, Wis.) was eighth in the triple jump with a top jump of 11.06 meters (36 feet, 3.5 inches).
GU's women's 4x400 meter relay team of seniors Lindsey Corthell (Orlando, Fla.) and Katie Giles (Gaithersburg, Md.), sophomore Shellane McKitty (Yonkers, N.Y.) and freshman Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) was sixth with a time of 4:34.90 to earn the three team points for the Bison.
GU will next travel to Newport News, Va., to compete in the New Captains Classic on Friday and Saturday (April 17-18) hosted by Christopher Newport University.
Gallaudet Personal Records
|100 M Dash||Toraneau Varice||17.68|
|200 M Dash||Toraneau Varice||23.43|
|200 M Dash
|100 M Dash
|200 M Dash||Shellane McKitty||27.69|
|1500 M Run||Rachel Young||6:06.65|
|Shot Put||Tuesdae Dunklin||8.09 M|
|Discus||Tuesday Dunklin||23.29 M|