PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Carrying momentum from top performances on Thursday, Mississippi State track and field continued its success on day two of the 120th Penn Relays, donning another set of top-10 finishes.
“Our athletes competed with a purpose today,” MSU coach Steve Dudley said. “Now they need to focus and prepare for the last day of competition, because we want to end this meet on a high note. The atmosphere will be electric tomorrow, and we need to match that with an equally electrifying performance.”
Leading the way for the Bulldogs on Friday was Ebony Brinker, who won the college women’s triple jump with a leap of 41-06.00.
Placing third in the college men’s sprint medley championship of America was Javon Davis, Alistair Moona, Scottie Hearn and Brandon McBride, who clocked a 3:18.41. The foursome’s time topped that of Southeastern Conference foes Texas A&M and South Carolina.
The quartet of Rhianwedd Price, Katie Huston, Cornelia Griesche and Emma Neigel turned in an 18:08.45 in the college women’s 4x1500-meter championship to earn a seventh-place finish.
Also turning in a strong performance Friday were Patrick Monaghan, Dustin James II, Steve Shoto and Damian Roszko, who posted a speed of 10:02.84 in the college men’s distance medley relay, finishing 15th.
Hurdlers Keisha Wallace (13.89) and Ste’yce McNeil (13.94) finished 19th and 22nd, respectively, in the college women's 100-meter hurdles prelims. Neither will advance to event finals as only the top two from each heat, plus the next three fastest runners, qualify.
Collegiate action in Philadelphia continues tomorrow at noon CT and is expected to conclude at 5 p.m. with the college men’s 4x400-meter championship of America.
MSU will also compete on Saturday at the Golden Eagle Classic. Events at the Marshall Bell Track and Field Complex are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. with field events. Running events will start at noon, starting with the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase.
Complete meet information and schedules can be found at www.thepennrelays.com and www.southernmiss.com. Live results for the Penn Relays will be available on the meet website, and Golden Eagle Classic results will be provided by xpresstiming.com.
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College 4x1500m Championship: Villanova, 17:16.52
MSU: 7. Price, Huston, Griesche, Neigel, 18:08.45
College Triple Jump College: Ebony Brinker, Mississippi State, 41-06
College 100m Hurdles Prelims: Jasmin Stowers, LSU, 13.14
MSU: 19. Keisha Wallace, 13.89; 22. Ste’yce McNeil, 13.94
College Distance Medley: Bucknell, 9:50.10
MSU: 15. P. Monaghan, James II, Shoto, Roszko, 10:02.84
College Sprint Medley Championship of America: LSU, 3:17.96
MSU: 3. Davis, Moona, Hearn, McBride, 3:18.41