/Women lead track teams in South Alabama Invitational

Women lead track teams in South Alabama Invitational


Wesley Kirchharr

Staff Writer

The Troy track and field team returned from last weekend’s South Alabama Invitational boasting wins over Samford, Alabama A&M and South Alabama.

The Trojans picked up several individual victories in the three-day event, including against Mississippi State.

The women’s squad was highlighted by Corina Wieser-Cox’s first-place finish in the discus. The Sun Belt frontrunner set a new personal best of 51.68 meters in her first-place effort.

Three Trojans finished in the top 10 in the women’s 800-meter run. Tiarra Bailey placed fourth, followed by Erika Kulp and Naomi Sheppard in eighth and ninth, respectively. Kulp’s 2:20.37 topped her previous personal best and was good enough for the top-10 finish.

Zach Douglas led the way for the men’s team, capturing yet another first-place finish in the shotput. Douglas’s 18.04-meter heave nearly topped his personal best set earlier this season.

Titus Sizemore and Myles Charley also secured top finishes for the Trojans. The duo combined for a first and second-place finish in the high jump and triple jump. Sizemore captured the top spot in the high jump after jumping 2.01 meters, while Charley secured second place on a season-best triple jump performance.

The Trojans return to action tomorrow afternoon at the War Eagle Invitational in Auburn. The in-state meet will host some of the nation’s most prestigious programs in the two days of competition.