COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson women's track & field team collected nine individual event wins at the Lindsey Wilson College Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Blue Raider Stadium.
VaShawnda Smith led the way with two individual wins, while Nikki Coffey, Alexia DeHaven-Boyd, Mia Cornette, Annesha Harris, Paige Pettell and Brandy Baas, Rachel Browning and Rachel Green tying for first in the high jump.
Lindsey Wilson won the team competition with 204 total points. Union (Ky.) placed second with 156 points and Kentucky Wesleyan finished third with 146.5.
The Blue Raiders collected a trio of national standards on the day while breaking a pair of school records and setting four new stadium records.
Smith swept both the 100 and 200 meter dash events. She finished the 100 meters with a time of 12.40 seconds to top the field of nine competitors. In the 200 meter dash, Smith recorded a time of 25.01, narrowly eclipsing the national "B" standard time of 25.05. Her time was also good enough for new program and stadium records. Browning also ran in the 200 meters, just missing out on scoring team points after her ninth-place finish.
Coffey ran her way to a victory in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:27.49, topping the field of 11 competitors. Four Blue Raiders placed in the top five of the 3,000 meter run led by Cornette's winning time of 11:35.42. Maria Cozzens finished just behind her in second at 11:46.73, followed by Abbie Chandler in fourth at 12:37.12 and Taylor Jones in fifth at 12:52.72.
DeHaven-Boyd posted a 1:04.98 mark in the 400 meter hurdles, breaking her own program and stadium record of 1:05.15 set a season ago en route to the win in the field of 10 hurdlers. Three other Blue Raiders scored in the event. Tatiana Williams place fourth at 1:09.95, Oreatha Hurt finished fifth at 1:12.05 and Hayley Respress finished seventh at 1:12.95.
In the high jump, Browning and Green both topped out at 1.52 meters to finish in a tie for first.
Harris grabbed a field event victory in the long jump with a distance of 5.50 meters, just far enough to hit the "B" standard mark of 5.49 meters. Williams finished as the runner up in the event at 5.40 meters and Hurt placed fifth at 5.15 meters.
Pettell had a strong showing in the throwing events, taking first place out of 17 competitors in the discus throw with a distance of 43.55 meters. Her toss achieved a national "A" standard and broke a stadium record that had stood for two seasons. In the hammer throw, she recorded a mark of 42.00 meters to finish second. Pettell also placed fourth in the shot put and second in the javelin throw.
Baas took home the win in the javelin throw with her distance of 26.25 meters.
Chanel Roberts place in the top five in two events, including a runner up finish in the shot put with a toss of 12.75 meters. She also placed fifth in the hammer throw. Taylor Bent also competed in the hammer throw, placing eighth.
Harris and Breana Conway both finished third in track events, Harris doing so in the 400 meter dash and Conway in the 1,500 meter run. Smith, DeHaven-Boyd, Harris and Williams combined to finish third in the 4x100 meter relay.
Respress finished the 100 meter hurdles in fourth place and Lydia Mills placed fifth in the triple jump.
The Blue Raiders are back in action for the Centre (Ky.) College Invitational on April 1.