NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – It was wet and rainy Pomoco Stadium on the campus of Christopher Newport University on Saturday as the Gallaudet University men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in the New Captains Classic. There were no team scores at this two-day meet.
Senior Mariah Ransom (Snellville, Ga.) won her heat in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:29.38, to place her 10th overall. Senior Katie Giles (Gaithersburg, Md.) was first in her heat with a time of 2:43.78, as she placed 22nd overall.
In the field events, sophomore LaQuita Carroll (Spanish Fort, Ala.) finished 13th in the long jump as she cleared 13 feet, 3.5 inches (4.05 meters) and was followed by Bianca Hardin in 14th place with a top jump of 13 feet, 1.25 inches (3.99 meters). Sophomore Kaneesha Stallworth (Talladega, Ala.) was ninth in the shot put as she got off three successful throws with her farthest toss going 27 feet, 4.75 inches (8.35 meters).
On Friday, junior Rachel Young (Leesburg, Va.) finished fourth in the 10,000-meters run with a time of 47:35.22.
The Bison men’s team welcomed back sophomore Jimel Wright (Chicago, Ill.), who made his season debut, finished second in his heat of the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.16 seconds to place 22nd overall. Sophomore AJ McCrea (Kennesaw, Ga.) was right behind Wright in 24th place (12.29).
Sophomore Alex Close (Tallahassee, Fla.) was 10th in the 800-meter run (2:01.76). Freshman John Isaacson (Clive, Iowa) finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles as he crossed the finish line in 1:03.29.
In the field events, senior Shelby Bean (Arvada, Colo.) placed 11th in the shot put as he first toss traveled 34 feet, 2.25 inches (10.42 meters).
On Friday, junior Todd Collins (East Islip, N.Y.) placed 12th in the hammer with a toss of 95 feet, 11 inches (29.24 meters). Sophomore Nicholas Wilczynski (Hampton, Va.) was 14th with a throw of 88 feet, eight inches (27.04 meters).
Gallaudet will next travel to Shippensburg, Pa., to participate in the Paul Kaiser Classic hosted by Shippensburg University on Saturday, April 26.