CHARLESTON, SC (March 17, 2023) – The Claflin University men’s and women’s track & field teams made a return to competition, Friday when the teams took competed in the CSU Buccaneer Invitational hosted by Charleston Southern University.
The Lady Panthers had a solid overall day with some impressive individual performances. Lady Panthers sophomore Zoe Adams continued her terrific career when she placed second in the women’s 400m run with a 56.82. Senior Jonnica Fuller placed fifth in the event with a 1:00.13. Freshman sprinter Pheijana Burnside added a third-place finish in the women’s 100m hurdles when the ran a 15.60. Sophomore Staci Smith placed fourth in the women’s 100m dash with a 12.56 while sophomore Madison McDonald added a sixth place finish in the women’s 800m run with a 2:40.51.
The Panthers had an equally impressive showing at the meet as well. Freshman Reginald Gore continues to show why he is among the top newcomers to the team when he won the men’s 800m run with a 1:55.76. Sophomore Zion Murry added a third place finish in the event with a 1:56.36. Sophomore Darius Holmes had a strong showing as well when he placed second in the men’s 110m hurdles with a 15.57. Junior Quandarious Patrick placed third with a 15.95. Freshman Jaevon Riley placed second in the men’s 400m hurdles with a 55.74. Sophomore Jocolbi Morgan placed second in the men’s long jump when he notched a 23’2.75″ (7.08m) jump.
The two teams will return to action on March 24th when the teams head to Columbia, South Carolina to take part in the Weems-Baskin Meet. For more information on Lady Panthers and Panthers track & field, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to www.athletics.claflin.edu.