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Women's Track & Field

Bison women's track and field team places sixth at Gallaudet Invitational

A Gallaudet women's track and field runner runs on the track.

WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet women's track and field team placed sixth out of seven teams at the Gallaudet University Invitational here Saturday at the Thomas O. Berg Track. The Bison accumulated 27 team points.

The Catholic University of America took first place with 150 points, followed by Montgomery College (95), George Washington University (57), University of Mary Washington (54) and Howard Community College (29). Hope College, from Michigan, only had one runner who earned six team points for seventh place,

Sophomore Tawnecia Rush (Lawrenceville, Ga.) finished ninth out of 13 in the 100-meter dash with a new season best time of 14.96. 

A few seconds behind Rush's time in the 100-meter dash was freshmen Lynicia Maynard (Basseterre, St Kits Nevis) and Sabrina Hernandez (Ashland, Va.) who tied with a time of 15.77 seconds. In 13th place was junior Maydee Vande Hey (Little Chute, Wis.) who finished in 16.24.

In the 200-meter dash, sophomore Anyia Brown (Wilmington, Del.) finished ninth (30.04), followed by sophomore Fatuma Ali (Tucson, Ariz.) in 11th place (34.35) and Maynard in 12th (34.47).

Freshman Courtney Hocog (Fontana, Calif.) crossed the finish line in sixth place with a time of 1:08.09 in the 400-meter dash.

In the 800-meter run, Hocog took 11th with time 2:54.41. Seconds behind her was junior Taylor Nguyen (Ballwin, Mo.) in 12th (2:56.20), Ali was 13th (3:12.44) and junior Sonya Jillella (Atlanta, Ga.) was 16th (3:56.37).

Nguyen took 15th place in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 5:58.91, followed by Jillella in 17th (7:50.97).

GU's 4x100 relay team of Hocog, Anyia, Ali and sophomore Jakkisha Smith (Dallas, Texas) was third overall with a final time of 58.43 seconds.

In field events, freshman Nia Ralston (Danville, Ky.) placed seventh in shot put (7.27 meters), eighth in discus throw (15.94 meters) and 10th in the hammer (16.16 meters). Freshman Carina Dominguez Can (Hillsboro, Ore.) placed eighth in shot put (7.11 meters), seventh in discus throw with a new personal best of 20.42 meters and ninth in the hammer (16.63 meters).


  • Rush was the only female to participate in the women's high jump as she cleared 1.15 meters
  • Hernandez placed third in the javelin throw with a toss of 24.10 meters on her sixth try
  • GU's second 4x100 meter relay team of Maynard, Vande Hey, Rush and junior Alisia Metante (Pleasantville, Calif.) took fourth place with a time of 1:03.19.

Gallaudet will participate in the two-day Atlantic Independent Championship hosted by Berea College in Berea, Ky., on Friday and Saturday (April 27-28), to wrap up the 2018 season.