WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson women's track & field team captured the program's second-straight Mid-South Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Saturday at James H. Taylor II Stadium.
The Blue Raiders accumulated 230 total team points, topping second place Campbellsville (Ky.) with 194 points and third-place Cumberlands (Ky.) at 135 points.
After the conclusion of competition, Alexia DeHaven-Boyd was named the MSC Athlete of the Year after accumulating the most points of any female athlete at the championships. DeHaven-Boyd won three total events, adding a second and fourth-place finish at the conference meet.
Paige Pettell was named the MSC Freshman of the Year. She won two events, finished runner-up in one event and seventh in another throughout the weekend.
Lindsey Wilson head coach Jamaine Gordon was voted MSC Coach of the Year by his peers. It is his second honor on the women's side after also earning the honor in 2014. He has led the Lindsey Wilson women's program to conference titles in three of the last four seasons.
The Blue Raiders won seven total individual titles, claiming First Team All-MSC honors in each event win, while Lindsey Wilson picked up a trio of runner-up finishes and Second Team honors.
DeHaven-Boyd claimed two individual conference titles after winning both the 400 meter dash and 400 meter hurdles. She topped the 400 dash field with a time of 57.69 seconds, and won the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:10.54. Williams finished right behind DeHaven-Boyd in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:10.68 in second place. DeHaven-Boyd also finished second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.20.
Oreatha Hurt was the final Blue Raider to win a running individual title, taking home the top spot in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.46.
In the women's field events, Chanel Roberts won two events while Pettell won one event and finished second in another on the day.
Roberts' wins came in the shot put and high jump. She dominated the field in the shot put to win her fourth career MSC title in the event, winning it every season since her freshman year. She reached the A standard mark in the shot put as well. The senior then won the high jump event after beating out Cumberlands' Madison Peace in a jump off. The duo were the lone competitors to clear 1.56 meters, but unable to successfully clear a higher mark. It then went to a jump off, where Roberts cleared 1.56 meters on her second attempt and Peace failed to do so.
Pettell finished second behind Roberts in the shot put with a toss of 12.77 meters, but won the discus throw with a distance of 40.42 meters.
Nikki Coffey and Hayley Respress both added third-place finishes for the Blue Raiders, picking up six points each towards the Blue Raiders total. Coffey claimed her third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:24.08, while Respress finished third in the 400 hurdles at 1:13.33.
Kaylin Anderson, Breana Conway, Mia Cornette, Maria Cozzens, Taylor Jones, Rachel Browning and Rachel Green each scored points in their respective events on the final day to add towards the Blue Raiders winning team total.
The Blue Raiders are back in action for the Lindsey Wilson College Twilight on May 12 before the NAIA National Championships begin on May 25.