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Track and field team continues setting new personal records

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Jill Odom

Sports Editor

The Troy track and field team competed in the University of North Florida Spring Break Invitational and finished with several top-five finishes on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. 

On Friday, freshman Corina Cox won the women’s discus throw with a 50.99-meter toss.

This is now Cox’s third-straight win in the discus event. She was also named last week’s Sun Belt Women’s Field Athlete of the Week.

Senior Demetris Elia finished second in the men’s hammer throw after making a 59.22-meter toss, beating his previous record by almost two meters.

Other Trojans, freshman Jaevyn Worthham and sophomore Allison Taylor, also competed in the women’s hammer throw and discuss.

Worthham finished in eighth in the hammer throw with a 45.66-meter heave and 12th in the discus. Taylor earned 11th in both of her events.

Worthham and Taylor both set new personal records in the hammer throw as well.

In other field events, sophomore Riley Schwietz placed third in the javelin for the women.

Freshman Elizabeth Locklier led her teammates by collecting sixth place in the women’s pole vault. Freshman Carissa Madson and senior Hayley Watts tied for 11th.

In the women’s long jump, sophomore Aleeah Stigarll and senior Alexus Cobbs placed sixth and seventh, correspondingly.

Sophomore Cameron Rice led the way for the running events with his 48.68-second sprint to fifth place in the men’s 400-meter dash.

For the women, junior Cameia Alexander finished 16th in the 200-meter dash and 17th in the 100-meter dash.

On Saturday, Troy wrapped things up at Jacksonville, Florida, and finished the final two men’s field events.

Freshman Joevar James earned second place in the javelin throw with a 57.25-meter throw. Senior Douglas Dyer, who had competed in five total events during the invitational, finished in eighth the javelin throw.

He claimed 12th in the discus event, making a 34.18-meter toss.

Troy will travel to Auburn on Friday, April 3, for the Tiger Track Classic.