HUNTSVILLE (JSUTigers.com) - The Jackson State men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in the 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships and both teams had solid performances.
In women’s action, the Lady Tigers finished in 9th place as they accumulated 45 team points. Latoya Gilding, who was named to the All-SWAC first team, won the gold in the discus, clearing 49.47m. She also claimed a bronze medal, by finishing third in the shot put.
Stherline Silencieux finished third in the 1500 m run with a time of 4:58:84 and Khadijah Qualls claimed bronze in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.87.
Ky’Bria Spell finished fourth in the hammer throw.
In men’s action the Tigers finished in second place with 106.50 team points. The Tigers were highlighted by Bentrell McGee, who received the league’s Most Outstanding Track Performer award, following gold medal performances in the 100 m dash, 110 m hurdles and the 200 m dash. He posted times of 10.19 seconds in the 100 m dash (just .05 away from a new league record),, 14.08 seconds in the 110 m hurdles and 20.57 seconds in the 200 m.
Deshaun Allen won gold in the discus with a toss of 48.05 m. Raheem Skinner and James Curtis finished second and third respectively in the 1500 m run with times of 4:01.63 and 4:04.85.
Markquez Jackson took first place in the 100 m and 400 m dash/decathlon. The 4x100 m relay team finished in fourth place (40.83).
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