Owls kick off competition at Colonial Relays

The women’s track & field team began competition Friday at the 50th annual Colonial Relays at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Highlighting the day for the Owls was sophomore Jimmia McCluskey, who earned herself a first-place finish in the long jump with her mark of 5.80 meters.

Graduate-student Nicole Cummings earned third place in the event with a mark of 5.57 meters, while sophomore Bionca St. Fleur finished 10th with a mark of 5.39 meters.

Cummings also finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.26 seconds, which qualified her for the hurdle finals on Saturday.

McCluskey also finished ninth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.24 seconds, as well as 11th in the 200-meter dash with a mark of 24.98 seconds.

Sophomore Bionca St. Fleur placed fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.56 seconds. Junior Demeshia Davis finished 13th in 25.04 seconds.

In the 400-meter dash, sophomore Kenya Gaston finished fifth in 57.39 seconds, while Davis finished seventh with a mark of 57.49 seconds.

Senior Jenna Dubrow placed sixth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10 minutes, 11.02 seconds.

-Tyler DeVice