ORANGEBURG, SC (April 26, 2022) – The South Carolina State track and field teams continued their outstanding outdoor performances Saturday (Apr. 23) at the University of South Carolina Open by establishing two more school records and 14 personal marks (PRs)
Junior Jada Banks completed the 3000 meters in a school-record time of 10:25.18, fifth overall in a competitive women’s field, breaking the old record of 10:29.37 (Brittney Stewart, 2011), while Trey Felton had a time of 8:57.87 in the men’s 3000 – seventh in the field – to erase the old mark of 9:03.30 (Ivan Castrillo, 1978). Both marks were PRs.
Other top performances by Coach Jerod Wims‘ teams were Brenton Shippy, second in the 100 meters in a time of 10.26, a PR and second-best in the MEAC this season; the men’s 4×400-meter relay team, third (3:12.61); and the women’s 4×400-meter relay team, eighth (4:02.17).
Others establishing personal records in the women’s field were Ra’Necia Brown in the 100m (12.15) and 200m (24.48), Ashanti Meyers in the 3000 meters (11:26.62), Maya Smith in the 100m (12.48) and 200m (25.60), Princess Vigilance in the 200m (25.07), and Jerdashia Scott in the javelin (22.27m).
PRs were also set by Devin Brewington in the 100m (10.48), Erick Hill in the 100m (10.68), Jaden Barker in the 200m (21.85), and Matron Thornton in the 800m (1:55.73).
SC State resumes it schedule Thursday at the three-day (Apr. 28-30) Penn Relays in Philadelphia. It will mark SCSU’s first appearance in the prestigious meet in almost 10 years.