SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Gallaudet University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the 10th annual Paul Kaiser Track and Field Classic on Saturday at Seth Grove Stadium. Over 20 schools from Pennsylvania, Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia participated.
Sophomore LaQuita Carroll (Spanish Fort, Ala.) finished 31st in the 100-meter dash out of a field of 56 competitors with a time of 13.8 seconds. Three other Bison competed in that event in Shellane McKitty, Bianca Hardin and Lawjen Ashmore (Fairbanks, Alaska). Hardin won her heat with a time of 14.11 seconds. Junior Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) placed 14th in the 400-meter hurdles as she crossed the finish line in 1:12.60 seconds. Carroll and senior Mariah Ransom (Snellville, Ga.) finished 27th and 28th in the 200-meter dash out of a field of 61 competitors with times of 28.08 and 28.09 seconds, respectively. Ransom was 33rd in the 800-meter run (2:29.86), Junior Rachel Young (Leesburg, Va.) was 27th in the 5,000-meter run as she finished in 23:20.88. Carroll finished 30th in the long jump with a leap of 4.60 meters.
Junior sprinter Vianney Boum Yamb (Silver Spring, Md.) finished 27th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.81 seconds out of a field of 65 runners. In the 100-meter dash, Jimel Wright (Chicago, Ill.) and AJ McCrea (Kennesaw, Ga.) won their heats with times of 12.19 and 12.35 seconds, respectively. Sophomore Alex Close (Tallahassee, Fla.) placed 29th in the 800-meter run as he crossed the finish line at 2:00.45 seconds in a field of 91 competitors. Freshman Taylor Clark (Portland, Ore.) placed 24th in the 5,000-meter run, finishing with a time of 17:45.83 seconds. Freshman hurdler John Isaacson (Clive, Iowa) placed 24th in the 400-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line at 1:02.06. Senior thrower Shelby Bean (Arvada, Colo.) placed 24th in the hammer throw, as he made a 34.50-meter toss, and was 37th in the shot put with a toss of 11.28 meters.
The Bison had many student-athletes compete in various events, throughout the day, that had upwards of 40-50 competitors in a single event.
The Bison will next turn their attention to the Aggies Last Chance Meet being hosted by North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C., on May 11.